Scrap Bag Dragonfly & Lily Pad Sewing Pattern

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

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Sandra Hanken

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.

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