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Scrap Bag Dragonfly & Lily Pad Sewing Pattern

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    • 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.

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    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.

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    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