DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

Remember a few weeks ago when I told you all about how I had been published in Mollie Makes Magazine? Well, today I am going to show you how to make the cute and cuddly dinosaur from that issue!

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

I love to create “one of a kind” toys & decor for my children. To me, it’s much more meaningful than buying them pre-made things. For this particular project, I wanted to make something large enough for a toddler to ride, in addition to something that would also act as a colorful accent piece in my Baby Boy’s nursery. What better animal to choose than a longneck dinosaur? Now I just have to hide this dinosaur from my three year old daughter until Baby Boy gets old enough to appreciate him, haha!

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

Do not redistribute or sell this pattern and/or items made from this pattern & tutorial. You can download the Pattern at the end of this post.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

I used a high quality upholstery fabric. I LOVE it, and it is so durable, that this guy will (hopefully) last a long time through vigorous play.

The materials you will need to sew your own Dino are as follows:

-1 1/8 Yards of Fabric (I used upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby)

-A Needle and Matching Thread

-A Extra Large Bag of Poly Fill

-Coordinating Fabric for the spots

-Fabric Glue

-Small Sheet of Black Felt for the Eyes

-The Printable PDF Pattern (link above)

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

1. Place the two pieces together and sew from the chest up to the tail tip.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

2. Lift the legs up.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

3. Place the belly piece on top of the body pieces; aligning the legs perfectly.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

4. Leaving the bottoms of the feet, and one side of the tail open, sew up the rest of the sections where the belly and body pieces meet.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

5. Above you can see where I left the tail and feet unsewn.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

6. Sew the feet piece onto the sections left open in the previous step.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

7. Now your dino is ready to turn inside out by pulling it though the hole we left unsewn on the tail.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

8. Sometimes it helps to shake it. You may need to gently push out the small parts, like the tail, using something pointy like a pencil.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

9. Now he is ready to stuff!

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

10. Fill with poly fill and stuff until it is very firm. Make sure to pack it in very tightly, especially in areas like the neck and feet. My daughter loves sitting on her large stuffed animal toys, so I made sure it was extra sturdy. I also stuck a large, thick dowel up the neck to help support it. That way it will stay upright. Once you literally can’t stuff him anymore, sew up the opening on the tail.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

11. Cut out eyes using felt. I used two fabrics for extra interest.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

12. Cut out Spots.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

13. Glue on spots and eyes using fabric glue. I was too lazy to sew them all on. 😉

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

And your dinosaur is done and ready to play!

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

This little guy measures 20 inches tall, and is 28 inches long (from nose to tail)

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

He would be the perfect addition to a nursery, and make a wonderful gift to a child- or the dinosaur loving adult in your life!

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

And the best part is that YOU made him yourself.

DIY Long Neck Dino Pattern And Tutorial

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  1. Anonymous

    April 4th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Perfect timing, I was just about to modify the lochness monster pattern to turn it into a dinosaur! When i went to download the pattern it only gives one page – Belly H/Belly G

  2. Hannah @ We Lived Happily Ever After

    April 10th, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for letting me know! Should be fixed. XO

  3. Cucicucicoo: Eco Crafting & Sewing

    December 14th, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This is so AWESOME!! My kids are dino maniacs and they would go bonkers for this! Thanks so much, I'm going to download the pattern now and also feature it on my next newsletter! 🙂 Lisa

  4. Cucicucicoo: Eco Crafting & Sewing

    January 16th, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Thanks so much for this pattern, Hannah! I made one for my dino-obsessed son and he loves it! I wrote a post about it here on my blog. Thanks again! 🙂 Lisa

  5. Haker w spódnicy :-)

    March 20th, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you very much! :*
    Our Dino you can see here: http://www.hakerwspodnicy.pl/maskotka-dinozaura/

  6. sandy

    July 3rd, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    what is the difference in size of dinosaur and loch ness

  7. Hannah Hathaway

    July 3rd, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    They are about the same size. Hope that helps!

  8. Sue Elliot

    August 15th, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I love your dinosaur so much and I know my Grandson will love it to I have been looking for one just like this to make for his birthday on the 2nd of September 2017 I thank you so so much all the best sue.

  9. Filo

    March 7th, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Thanks a lot for this funny pattern!

  10. Zoe Shane

    April 14th, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    TY! So hard to find a free dino pattern! Im making cat toys!

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