Sunday, June 17, 2012

Free Ladybug Pattern

Here's instructions and a link for my first sewing pattern: a ladybug! It's really simple, and a great project for any kid who wants to learn how to sew. You can use either a sewing machine or your hands and a needle. Both work. In the picture, the yellow one is hand stitched and the turquoise one was made with a sewing machine. The picture proves that you can use both! 
I'd also like to say that you don't have to use a normal ladybugs' color patterns. Who has ever seen a turquoise ladybug with lime green spots?

Ladybug Pattern Instructions
- Two colors of fabric
- Thread
- Needle
- Scissors 
- Pins
- Polyester Fiberfill ("Stuffing")

Step 1: Cut out all of the pattern pieces 

Step 2: Sew the head to the body

Step 3: Sew a line down the middle of the body

Step 4: Sew the dots to the body

Step 5: Sew the two bodies together with right sides together

Step 6: Turn inside out and stuff

Step 7: Sew the opening closed

You're finished! 

Here's a link to the pattern: Free Ladybug Pattern



  1. Hi Hallie. I love your ladybug pattern. I made a ladybug the other day with my wife and two daughters. It was so much fun. Each of our lady bugs were a different color pattern. They look so cute together. Thank you!!!!!!

  2. I used Hallie's pattern to make the cutest blue ladybug with green spots. Not only is it a cute softie, but can also be used as a pillow for a doll! Highly recommended!

    1. Thanks! Your ladybug is the one in the picture! Looks great!

  3. If anyone has any questions, please just ask! I'd also like to see pictures of softies you have made from any of my patterns, so if you have your own website, please just give me the URL, and I'll look at them! Thanks!