I realize my pattern collection could use some more dinosaurs, and my pattern poll has steered me towards this cute pterodactyl! I thought it would be a great opportunity to make a little friend for my previous T-Rex pattern 🦖
So this pterodactyl has a similar body to the T-Rex, except of course with a smaller tail and wings instead of arms. Meanwhile the head is a classic bird shape, complete with a big chunky beak and a little curved crest. And to fit alongside his T-Rex friend, this one can also be made with the silly, mischievous eyes.
With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10 in difficulty. I do think it’s just a touch easier than the T-Rex, because it doesn’t have that strange seam across the head for the teeth. Instead it has a gusset in the bottom of the head for the bird shape.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the eyes if you’re using a regular sewing machine or working by hand. There are also embroidery files available for both kinds of eyes if you have an embroidery machine. They’re both 4″ x 4″ sized, so no need to break out the big hoops.
I hope you all like it!