Bring a little magic into your life with a scrap bag dragonfly! Dragonflies have long been associated with transformation and adaptability. Their lightness and beauty bring a little more joy into our lives. With sparkling wings and their own quilted lily pads, these fabric dragonflies make great toys and playful decorations.
Finished size: Dragonfly: 13 inches long X 16 inches wide Lily Pad (with stem): 10 inches wide X 10 inches long
Original pattern includes the list of materials needed, full sized pattern pieces, lots of detailed instructions and step by step photos. Use new or re-purposed fabrics, or dig into those wonderful quilt scraps you've been saving for a very special project!
Appropriate for advanced beginners or intermediate sewing level.
- Sewing Pattern PDF
- Detailed Instructions
- Step by Step Photos
- Full Size Pattern Pieces
- Written in US English
- US Standard Measurements
*Suitable for advanced beginner or intermediate skill level.
Materials you need at home:
I used three different cotton prints for the body & legs plus glitter tulle for the wings.
*Fabric A: 9” X 22”piece cotton (Underbody,
Head, Tail & End Body) *Fabric B: 3” X 4” piece cotton (Mid Body) *Fabric C: 6” X 18” piece cotton (Legs & Side Body) *¼ yard sparkle tulle: Wings *2” X 3” felt scrap for eyes
*(2) 3/4 inch buttons for eyes
*Sewing thread to match fabric
*Sewing needles and pins *Sewing machine *Turning tool (I used the Turn-It-All tube tool.)
Lily Pad Leaf:
*Lily Pad Front: (10-12) strips cotton, 2”- 4” wide
and 3”- 7” long, for strip piecing
*Lily Pad Back: 12” X 12” piece fleece
*Stem: 1½” X 9 ½” piece fleece
*Optional: 12” x 12” piece quilt batting
I've been sewing and crafting since I was a little girl growing up on a small farm in the woods of northern Minnesota, USA. In recent years I have focused on creating whimsical patterns that are inspired by my love of nature.