Plush Stegosaurus

Materials

  • Camelot Fabrics flannels of choice: Fabric A, 44”-wide, 1/2 yd.; Fabric B, fat eighth
  • Camelot Fabrics Soft Felt, in color of choice, 9”x12”
  • Small buttons, in color of choice, two
  • Fiberfill stuffing, one bag
  • Filling material, one cup (rice, beans flax seeds, etc.)

Tools

  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Fabric shears
  • Computer with printer

Basic Supplies

clear tape, sewing needle, fabric marker, straight pins, scissors

Directions

Note

  • 1. Wash, dry, and iron flannels before beginning. Unless otherwise noted, sew all seams with 1/2” seam allowance.

Stegosaurus

  • 1. Print out patterns. Align marked pieces as indicated on patterns; tape in place. Cut out templates.
  • 2. Fold Fabric A in half, with right sides together. Trace body template onto double layer of fabric. Cut out both layers at same time.
  • 3. Trace belly template onto wrong side of Fabric B; cut out. Trace leg template onto Fabric B four times; cut out. Trace plate template onto felt three times; cut out, trimming any marks off felt.
  • 4. Baste plates to upper edge of one body piece against right side between asterisks on pattern with 1/4” seam allowance. See Figure 1.
  • 5. With right sides together, machine-sew body pieces together between notches. See Figure 2. Machine-sew tail end closed 1/2” from tip toward top and bottom. Backstitch at beginning and end of seams.
  • 6. With right sides together and notches aligned, machine-sew legs to belly. See Figure 3.
  • 7. Pin belly and legs to bottom of leg pieces. Align and pin legs, then neck and tail, then space between legs. (Note: Trim any excess fabric away before sewing.) Machine-sew belly and legs to body with one seam for left side and one for right side. Clip corners and curves. Turn stegosaurus right side out.
  • 8. Fill stegosaurus feet half full with filling material of choice. Tightly pack remaining area with fiberfill stuffing. (Note: Being full helps the dinosaur stand up straight.)
  • 9. Hand-sew opening on stegosaurus’ back closed using whipstitch.
  • 10. Attach small buttons for eyes to either side of stegosaurus’ head using needle and thread.

Tip

  • 1. To make your dinosaurs safe for small children, embroider the eyes instead of using buttons.
for Camelot Fabrics

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/5359/e715eeb0-bf3d-4210-9374-ab8a45254fe3.pdf



Plush Stegosaurus
Plush Stegosaurus Fig. 1
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Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 3