Little Stuffed Leather Snail

My giant leather snail had babies. I had some scraps left of the leather coat that I used to sew my giant size Shelby the Snail pattern by Abby Glassenberg and decided to sew a couple of snails that were actual pattern size. I gave one to my soon-to-be-nephew Burke (along with the Northwest Baby Sweater I designed for him) and have the other earmarked for another friend’s baby. I thought that leather made for a great baby gift – sturdy, appropriate for teething, and quirkily unique. I sewed the snail on my sewing machine using a denim needle, stitching the stuffing holes closed by hand. On the giant snail, I sewed everything right sides together, as instructed, so all the seams were hidden. For these little guys, I decided to sew them wrong sides together so the that all of the seams are visible, making it a bit more …


Giant Leather Snail Stuffed Animal

I sewed a giant stuffed leather snail. Why? I got a harebrained idea and of course I had to follow up on it.  Not too long ago I saw that Nette had sewn a leather pug and I thought that making a giant leather stuffed animal was a great idea. The Shelly the Snail pattern is by Abby Glassenberg, a stuffed animal designer and blogger who I have long followed for her blog posts about running a small craft business.

Toddler Activity Book

I sewed up my sample of my Toddler Activity Book and shipped it off to One Yard Wonders so it can be photographed for inclusion in their next book! They picked an adorable print from Free Spirit Fabrics that made me smile the whole time I was sewing it up. Edit: I am not currently selling the pattern individually. The pattern includes a cutting layout and 7 pages of step-by-step instructions, including 15 how-to illustrations. It includes instructions for snaps, buttons, a zipper, hook & eyes, a marble maze, a lace maze, buckles, and laces.