Trixie and Tess: A Topsy Turvy Doll

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Trixie and Tess: A Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern


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Sewing: Trixie and Tess: A Topsy Turvy Doll
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Doll/Doll Clothing

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Baste
  • Sew two pieces right sides together
  • Topstitch
  • Basic embroidery stitches
  • Easy gathers (explained step-by-step in the pattern)

Pattern Description:

Trixie may look like an evil step-sister, but she has a secret!

Underneath that tough exterior is a sweet and charming girl.


Trixie and Tess are two sides of this clever topsy turvy doll. A topsy turvy doll is a classic children's toy and is really two dolls in one: flip up the skirt to reveal the second doll.

This doll is easy and fun to make and is sure to provide a child with hours of creative play!

I take you through the process of making Trixie and Tess each step of the way with clear written instructions and step-by-step photos. The pattern templates are full-sized. Just print them out and start sewing!


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 who 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 (on Etsy, etc.) 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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14 1/2 inches tall x 12 inches wide


  • Yellow and purple quilting cotton, 1/2 yard each
  • White muslin, 1/4 yard
  • Dark blue, light brown, yellow, and green wool felt, scraps
  • Blue, brown, tan, and pink embroidery floss, 12 inches of each color
  • Yellow, purple, dark blue, and white all-purpose thread
  • White extra-strong thread for making gathers
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing, 7 ounces

You Will Also Need:

  • Hand sewing needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Stuffing tool such as a chopstick or hemostats
  • Scissors for fabric
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Chalk or a disappearing marking pen

About Designer

About Designer

Abby Glassenberg on

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 strive to make my patterns easy to follow by including step-by-step photos all along the way and writing clearly. My toys are clever and fun to sew. I think you're going to love making them! You are ...

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