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I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I ...

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Scooter the Turtle

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Scooter the Turtle
Scooter the Turtle
Scooter the Turtle
Scooter the Turtle
Scooter the Turtle
Scooter the Turtle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a basic straight stitch on a sewing machine.
  • Pin.
  • Sew two pieces right sides together.
  • Clip curves.
  • Ladder stitch.
  • Topstitch.

Pattern Description:

Scooter the turtle is a sweet little guy, peeking out shyly from his pretty shell, hoping for a hug. Use a patterned fabrics to sew his shell, than pick a coordinating fabric for his body to create a truly unique Scooter of your own!

Scooter is a great gift for any reptile-loving mammal!

This pattern is perfect for anyone interested in sewing a softie, beginners and more advanced sewers alike. The way the shell is machine sewn to the body is a neat trick that I think you'll love! And I take you through every step with clear and thorough written instructions and photos.


You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations:

1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.
2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time.
3. Items must be made only by the individual that purchased the pattern.
4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.
5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item's tags and listings.

Thank you!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10 inches long x 4 inches tall


  • Green fleece, 1/4 yard
  • Patterned fleece, 1/4 yard
  • Fiberfill stuffing, 4.5 ounces
  • Felt scraps, black and white
  • Coordinating thread
  • Brown or black embroidery floss, 12 inches

You Will Also Need:

  • Disappearing fabric marker or chalk
  • Scissors for fabric
  • Pins
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Turning tool such as a chopstick (hemostats are best)
  • Optional: craft glue

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