New Plan For Turtle Pattern

Still remember this turtle pincushion which I designed and made in March 2009? Now, I have a new plan for it!!!

For over the pass 6 months, I have received about 100 requests (via email and comment) for this Turtle Pincushion’s pattern. The request came in since I put up a “pattern available by request” update at that post in July 2009. I have sent them all out directly to the requester’s mailboxes till recently, before I was being attacked by the deadly virus and caused a deadly crash to my laptop.

Due to that crash, I have lost most of the requestors’ emails and all my records went haywire. If you wrote to me and I haven’t replied with the pattern, I am sorry…. As an apology, I intend to make a step by step tutorial of how to sew it, and I will enlarge the size and add extra features. See the photo above, those white bits at the background is the paper pattern I have expanded, go guess how big it will be 🙂 Together with the tutorial, I will make the pattern available for free download. Till then, please be patient and enjoy my other tutorial and free pattern while I get it blewwwwww up. Do either 1 or all of the followings and updates from Craft Passion will be sent to your screen directly, giving you peace of mind for not missing anything out:

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What’d other made with my free pattern I sent to them?
So far, 2 lovely sewers, Jessica and Lisa, came back with the turtles they sewn…. thank both of them for sharing their fantastic works, hey, it proves that my free pattern and written instructions work well even without a step by step photo tutorial!!!

Jessica and Lisa have been creative to modify a little on my pattern. Jessica sewn the whole shell together with the flippers, head and tail, while Lisa modified the body of my sea turtle to garden turtle… both are so cute!!!

If you have sewn one with my pattern and yet to send me the photos of your work, please do so, I will put it up here to share and link back to you if you have a craft blog.

Jessica’s Turtle

Lisa’s Garden Turtle

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  1. Wow! So lovely! Those turtles really gorgeous! Hope I can make one too! 🙂

  2. Sorry to hear of your laptop issues. I just love the pattern and cannot wait to see the improvements. Thank you for posting about the garden turtle version, they’re all so cute.

  3. Hola: Me encanto la tortuguita. Es tan bonita que me da pena ponerle alfileres.
    Muchas gracias.
    Un fuerte abrazo y Feliz Pascua.

    Translation (by Google)
    Hello, I love the turtle. It is so beautiful that I am sorry to put pins.
    Thank you very much.
    Hugs and Happy Easter.

  4. The turtle is too nice to be used as pin cushion! If I ever make it one day, I will put it up as a decorative item. LOL!

    • I have the same thought when I first sewn this turtle (the story was in that previous post), but since his mission is to become a pincushion, I have to poke it with pins…lol. You will see what I will do to the newest addition to my turtle pincushion 🙂 Coming soon 🙂

  5. I love this little turtle. I want to make him for a little toy and not stick needles in him though.

  6. Hello,
    I am french and my english is very bad, but can you said to me where i can have the tuto of the turtle??
    I want also say you a very good tanck you for all your blog, it is very very nice.
    It’s so lovely to doing that for us.
    Very nice day for you and thanks for your answer.
    Amitiès à vous et Merci pour votre grand coeur.

    • This is the link to the tutorial & pattern post. Go to the post and click the pattern link and it will open the pdf file either on your new window tab or ask you to save as file.
      Happy sewing!

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