Scrap Bag Snail Sewing Pattern

Snails are such magical creatures! Carrying their wonderfully varied and often colorful houses on their backs, I can't help but smile when I see them. Like many people who sew, I have an ever growing supply of lovely fabric scraps that are just waiting to be turned into something new. Perhaps you do, too! And if you don't, this snail's shell can also be made from a quarter yard of one print instead. When complete, your snail will be approximately 8 1/2 inches long and 6 1/2 inches tall and fun for big kids and little kids alike!

Ready for instant download, this original 14 page pattern includes the list of materials needed and full sized pattern pieces. Some sewing experience is recommended, but lots of detailed instructions and step by step photos are included to make the pattern achievable for all sewing levels.


  • 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:

*Body: (1) 11” X 18”piece cotton fabric (1 fat eighth)

*Shell: (12-15) strips cotton fabric in various colors and ranging from 1-3 ½ inches wide and 3-9 inches long (¼ yard piece of cotton print can be used instead if desired.)

*Antennae: (1) 3” X 7” piece felt

*Optional: 2/3 cup poly-pellets *Optional: (1) 7” X 9” piece of muslin for pouch if using poly-pellets *(2) 7/16” or ½” buttons for eyes *Extra strength cable ties or other plastic strips
for inside antennae
*Sewing thread to match fabric *Strong thread for hand sewing *Embroidery thread for mouth (I used 2 strands of 6 strand embroidery floss) *Fiberfill
*Scissors *Rotary cutter *Long ruler
*Sewing needles and pins *Sewing machine *Optional: Turning tool (I used the Turn-It-All tube tool.):

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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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