Yesterday I shared some photos I took of the finished dragon pincushion before I mailed it off to my “sewing swap” partner. Today I’m offering the first of two free, printable pincushion patterns, so you can make my “Sleepy Baby Dragon” pincushion too. Tomorrow I’ll post the 2nd pattern, and Thursday I will post the tutorial.
Once again, this pincushion is not for the novice sewist! It’s quite difficult to make, even with my handy tutorial. But if you’re up for a fun challenge (or if you’ve had lots of experience making pincushions and plushies), this could be exactly what you need to make your May special.
And speaking of May, a pincushion is a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift. If you don’t especially like this pincushion pattern for Mom, here’s a link to my Pinterest board on pincushion ideas and free patterns. Of course, these aren’t all my own patterns, but they’re all quite innovative and fun ideas nonetheless.
Feel free to pin, like, or tweet about this dragon pincushion pattern. (You’ll find those links will take you to my various social media pages.) I honestly just want to make sure sewing enthusiasts everywhere get a chance to see that my free sewing patterns exist and are available to the general public. So please SHARE!
If this isn’t the pattern you’re looking for, perhaps you’ll find the one you want on my free patterns page. But if you still can’t find what you want there, feel free to submit a question to me directly. Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, in order to ensure that the pattern is comparable to mine in size.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
I’ve also got a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
8 thoughts on “Here’s the 1st of 2 FREE #patterns for my #dragon #pincushion”
Thanks, Shirley. I’ve made other pincushions for myself in the past, but this was the first time I tried to attempt a pattern for others. I’m glad you approve!
I love dragons. I am going to try your pattern out. Thank you so much for posting it for us!… One question though. What is the seam allowance on this cute little guy? Or do we need to add extra for seam allowance?
Just saw you put up a video tutorial on his construction. Thanks a bunch! The tip on the ears facing towards the lashes is much appreciated because I just know I would have placed them in wrong! Hopefully I will be able to start on him tonight 🙂 I had a malfunction last night trying to download office software so I could get the pieces the correct size lol. I’m considering maybe making a little treasure chest or some kind of treasure and filling it with some emery for his little ‘strawberry’. hmm 🙂
Glad you like it! Be sure to tell friends about it. I appreciate the publicity. 😉
I have my pattern pieces cut. I don’t really have the ideal supplies but I’ll post the finished little guy on my blog and link back to you. Thanks again!
Oh good! I absolutely love to see what people create with my patterns!
I typically sew just shy of a 1/4 inch seam allowance. It’s really closer to a half centimeter.