Free Pattern Friday! Tiny Dino Plush

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I knew I had wanted to do a dinosaur plush for months now, and I’ve been obsessed with designing things with simple shapes. So those two together brings us this tubby little dino plush! It’s got a round, stubby little body with four tiny legs and lots of spikes going down the back.

If you’re not used to working with really tiny pieces it might be tricky, but it’s also good practice. Other than that it’s just got some darts and curved sewing, so I gave it 2/10 stars in difficulty. If tiny pieces are really difficult for you it might be closer to a 3/10. All in all a decent plush to make if you’re ready to move away from pillow-style soft toys.

I can see using this same pattern for a dragon or other similar animals 😀 Just add some wings on the back and you’re pretty much good to go!

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30 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Tiny Dino Plush

  1. Would the wings from the winged hair clips pattern be a good size for adding to these? The bat wings look like the could be used to modify the pattern to a small dragon!

  2. Thank you for this pattern. I love these kinds of simplified “blob-like” plushes. Please more patterns like this!

  3. Hello, From Your newsletter I got pattern for "Tiny Dino". I attach a final effect enlarged to 150% 🙂 Best regards! Monika Cebula. Dnia 16 grudnia 2016 16:08 Choly Knight <comment-reply@wordpress.com> napisał(a):

    cholyknight posted: " I knew I had wanted to do a dinosaur plush for months now, and I’ve been obsessed with designing things with simple shapes. So those two together brings us this tubby little dino plush! It’s got a round, stubby little body with four tiny legs and lots o"

  4. This is the cutest little stuffed animal. It doesn’t look too difficult, so I hope the 2 boxes rating is doable for me. Thank you.

  5. I wish you could make some YouTube videos for these. Some of these tools I’m unfamiliar with and I wish I was following a video to make sure I don’t miss something that pictures can’t convey.

  6. I absolutely love this! Your patterns and instructions are helpful because I am kind-of a beginner. I am trying to make your easiest patterns and progress to the harder ones. I was in the middle of sewing the last foot with my machine and the upper thread snapped! I tried adjusting stitch length, thread tension, checking inside the machine, and it still kept happening. I tried again, and it didn’t snap, but it stopped moving my fabric and just stitched in the same place. I am sure the presser foot was down. I tried again, and the same thing! The machine was threaded correctly, I’m almost sure I did everything right. I own a Singer model 3223. Any advice? It seems to only be doing this with fleece.

    1. Thanks so much! I’m really glad the patterns have been helpful to you!
      But regarding the thread problem, it kind of sounds like the thread is getting caught on something? This always happens to me when the top thread is caught on the spool or something along the way to the needle. You could try lifting the presser foot and pulling at the thread. Then look at all the areas where it travels to see if there’s an obstruction. And if you don’t see one, sometimes the thread is knotted or kinked somewhere so re-threading does the trick.
      Hopefully that’s the issue! But in the meantime I’ll see if anything else could be causing it 🙂

      1. I looked further and it seems to only be doing this with two pieces of fleece stacked. It does just fine with one piece. I’m going to try sewing one layer of fleece on top of a layer of standard cotton fabric. But as for the body, I think I may have to just hand sew it.

      2. Okay 🙂 with that new information my next guess would be that it could be the needle. When my needle gets dull it has trouble sewing through multiple layers of thick fabric. Mostly because it throws off the timing so it doesn’t make a stitch properly. Either using a new needle — or in the case of fleece — switching to a needle for knits or stretch fabrics usually does the trick.

  7. I made I albino one and it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Thank you so much for this pattern. Please do more free ones soon!

    1. If I rotate the faces they should fit 😊 So if you rotate your fabric too while hooping it should work out. You can download them here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3iinuznxqs8q5fx/AAD1IogPXYKB-m5T570BPAjOa?dl=0
      Unfortunately many of the older patterns were designed before I had an embroidery machine, so I had no idea that the size would be an issue for people. But now I try to make all of my patterns 4×4 friendly whenever possible. So if you continue with the more recent patterns you’ll have better luck ♥

      1. Thank you so much! I have a few of your patterns saved now – just trying to build up confidence on the easier rated ones first 🤣

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