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Shelley the Snail


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The perfect gift for any garden lover or springtime baby, Shelley the Snail is a cute and snuggly stuffed animal that is easy to sew and so fun to play with. Snails are a regular garden resident in the springtime and the discovery of a snail among the flower beds is exciting for children and adults alike. Give Shelley the Snail as a handmade gift and the recipient will have a perennial, and cheerful, reminder of springtime. This pattern is perfect for anyone interested in sewing a softie, beginners and more advanced sewers alike. 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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sewing a straight stitch on a sewing machine. Sewing two pieces right sides together. Ladder stitch. Backstitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished snail is 7 inches tall x 11 inches wide.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1/4 yard of patterned fleece
  • 1/4 yard of solid fleece
  • All-purpose thread to coordinate with the fabrics

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Abby Glassenberg Design
Abby Glassenberg Design
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 welcome to sell the toys made from my patterns! Since 2005 I've been sharing my ideas on design, technique and the culture of craft through my blog ( I have a master's degree in education from Harvard and taught middle school social studies in Mississippi and Massachusetts before becoming a textile artist and the mother of three girls. My daughters, now age 8, 6, and 18 months, are the happy recipients of all of her prototypes! <br> My first book, <i>The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends To Make and Sew,</i> was an ALA Booklist top ten craft book of 2011 and I have a new book coming out about soft toy design! It will be published by Lark in May of 2013.