How to Make a Stuffed Dragon

sewing image by Lisa Eastman from

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Pencil
  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Cotton batting

Children enjoy playing with stuffed animals of various sizes and shapes. Although you can purchase stuffed animals from a toy store, it can be more exciting and fulfilling to make your own stuffed animals by hand. For example, you can create a stuffed dragon with craft materials that can be given to a child who is particularly fond of dragons or fantasy toys. Not only will the stuffed dragon be carefully sewn, it can also be cherished as an heirloom.

Trace the form of a dragon onto poster board, or find a pattern online (see Resources). Make the dragon form as small or as large as you want your stuffed dragon to be.

Cut out the form with scissors.

Place the form onto a piece of fabric folded with the right sides together, and trace around it with a pencil.

Cut out the traced forms from the fabric with scissors.

Thread a needle, and knot the end.

Place the cut out fabric shapes together, lining up the edges.

Sew along the entire edge, leaving about 2 inches of fabric unsewn.

Turn the sewn shape right-side out.

Stuff the dragon form with cotton batting.

Turn down the open edges of the hole, and sew it closed.