UPDATE: The sewing pattern is now available on Ko-Fi and Etsy! Thank you for your support!
There are so many terrible commercial dragon plush out there, folks. They are all either too scary or too goofy. As far as indie pattern designers go, Choly Knight has some great little dragon designs, but I’ve been interested in something that’s still cute but not so stylized and chibi. So I set off to design my own pattern.
Many months later, I can finally say I have accomplished what I set out to do. Meet Tiff, my first original dragon!
I’m so happy with the body and head shapes, and also how the legs are fully sewn via machine. The only hand-sewing involved is with closing stuffing holes, attaching the head, and attaching details like the horns and wings. The wings are wired and posable. I think this design balances cuteness and majesty in a way I don’t usually see in dragon plush toys.
Here are a few of the many prototypes I sewed while working on this pattern! I started out using fleece, but I think I stuck with it too long. Fleece is much stretchier than minky, and I should have switched over to minky sooner. This led me to being stuck in foot-sewing hell as I tried again and again to get them to look right. I think if I had switched to minky after getting the basic shapes down, I would have been able to finalize it sooner. Of course, testing with minky is more expensive, but late in this process I wouldn’t mind spending a little more if it meant I would not have had to sew so many feet!!
I am going to make a few more in different kinds of fabric to see how it goes. I am interested in experimenting with different details such as different size and shape horns, claws, back ridges, and so on.
I’m not sure if I’m going to sell this pattern at some point, but I may have a few dragons for sale in the future. If you’re interested in a custom dragon, send me an email (alexlynncrafts at gmail), and we can chat!
VERY INTERESTED IN BUYING THIS PATTERN IF YOU ARE SELLING IT~~~!!!!!
I sew for my grand children and do small charity sales at local schools. I buy many patterns online and ALWAYS use the pattern makers name when I use their patterns. Like you said,, most patterns are not for children or have no real detail of a dragon,, have been looking for a good pattern! hope you will let me know! thank you so much,, awesome pattern!!!!
Hi, Donita! Thank you so much. I am sorry, but I don’t have it available in PDF pattern format at the moment. I still have a couple things to work out before I can write it up. But I would be happy to let you know when it’s ready!
hello alex! while i’ve been in quarantine i got into sewing plushes. is the pdf out yet? please let me know! *also i’m a kid so i don’t have a credit card to use if this is sold*.
Not yet, I’m sorry!
I’m keen to buy when the pattern is ready for sale
I, too, might be interested in buying this pattern when it comes available. Thanks!
Hey is the PDF out yet?
No, but I am actively working on it! Aiming to have it out by the end of the year (or sooner, ideally).
Was wondering if your dragon pattern is ready to buy in pdf?
Thank you Tania
Hi Tania! I am currently working on getting this pattern together and hope to have it out by the end of the year! Sign up for my email list here: https://alexlynncrafts.com/list/ or follow me on Instagram (@alexlynncrafts) for updates :) Thank you!!
Hello! I am interested in buying the dragon plushie! Or even buying this pattern to make it myself! It is soooo cuteeee <3
Hi Vale, thanks so much! The pattern is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/915052896/dragon-plush-sewing-pattern-topaz-the
could this be made with cotton fabric?
Yes, it could! The shape may turn out slightly different due to the fact that minky and fleece have a bit of stretch, while cotton does not. But keeping that in mind, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work!