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Sassy Serpent Soft Toy Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF

(15 customer reviews)


An adorable (or full of attitude) snake with realistic flare.


In our world of imagination, even a cobra is cuddly.

Imagination can take you Anywhere!

There is so much versatility with this pattern! Opt for a fun whimsical snake or lean on the realistic side. A variety of fabrics work well for this project, my favorite for optimum softness is minky. 

This sewing project is suitable for an adventurous confident beginner since there isn’t any complicated sewing for the easiest options (other than opposing curves and small curves) and I walk you through each step with detailed instructions and photos to illustrate each step.  Your creativity is encouraged with variations to help you customize your stuffed animal. Variations can also help you plan for the skill level and time commitment of your project. 

Add a little hat, bandana or even a spike collar.  While you’re add it give him a mohawk, fangs and a tuft of hair.

Make it as detailed or simple as you’d like!

  • Deceptively easy to make
  • Detailed  step by step instructions 
  • Photos accompany each step
  • Full size pattern pieces
  • Tips for best results
  • Variations included
  • PDF digital download, available instantly after purchase
  • List of vendors for various materials
  • Print only the pages you need, instructions can be followed on your computer or mobile device (or printed if desired)
  • Make them for a special child, event or even sell your finished plush
  • Prints on standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper.
  • Join templates with tape to create full template pieces.

Experience Level Confident Beginner with Intermediate options

Language: English

Measurements: US Standard Units

Digital Download

Size When Complete

From 36″ to however long you want to make it.

~6 inch girth 

"When I saw this pattern, I knew I HAD to try it! I often struggle to follow patterns but Rena has made it easy by including so many pictures. If I still had a problem she's there to help. She is always very kind and patient. I've never had one of her patterns disappoint me!"
Kellie Walker
United States
"What a fun pattern!! The directions are easy to follow and so easy to customize. Rena included so many options for changing it up too. Can't wait to make several more and my kiddo can't wait either"
Megan Repka
South Africa
"I've been waiting for someone to create and amazing snake pattern and Rena has done it! Thanks to beautifully written and illustrated instructions, anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine can make an adorable Sassy Serpent. There are so many variations to choose from and I found that you are only limited by your own imagination! This pattern is so well done and the pieces go together perfectly."
Kailey Olsen
United States
Why do you sew?
Do you love the sense of accomplishment? Do you find it relaxing? Do you value handmade heirlooms? Is it your happy place? Do you enjoy the creative expression?

Copyright and Terms

This pattern and tutorial is copyright protected.  It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part.  A full copyright statement is in the tutorial. You may make items from this pattern to sell on a small ‘home crafter’ scale.  I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any items sold.  This is detailed in the tutorial.  I greatly appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work into not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this pattern and tutorial.

15 reviews for Sassy Serpent Soft Toy Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF

  1. Megan

    I love this pattern but even better than that…my sensory Kiddo LOVES this Sassy Serpent!! The directions are clear and easy to follow, and the results are stunning.

  2. Laurie Widen

    I am very impressed with all the detail and thought in the pattern development. It takes a lot of time to create a pattern with all the written details as well as photos. This pattern is so amazing, because of the various snake options it is like you get multiple patterns for the price of one. The directions are very clear and when paired with the photos do not leave me guessing about what to do next.

  3. Karla Wert

    Rustic Horseshoe patterns are wonderfully fun. The Sassy Serpent certainly meets All expectations for being fun and versatile. All of the patterns come with so many options that it is like getting multiple patterns for the price, Rena is quick to respond to questions (not that you will have many questions about the pattern, they are so detailed and easy to follow).
    The worst part about the pattern is deciding which one to do first, you will want to try all of the variations. If you have not tried a Rustic Horseshoe pattern yet, the Sassy Serpent is a great one to try. It was a quick project for those of you instant gratification kind of people. Beware, you will fall in love with this pattern and will have a whole pit of snakes before you know it.

  4. Diane Kemple

    I love that this pattern gives you the flexibility to be as creative as you would like. With plenty of options and different skill sets to choose from, the finished serpent feels like your own personal design.

  5. Elizabeth Moore

    This sassy serpent pattern is easy to sew by hand. It has three head variations to make your snake into any snake you wish. Even has a cobra hood. This pattern was fun and has realistic features. It can look as cute or as real as you like. I really love this pattern.

  6. Jennifer Epp

    Great pattern to start out sewing Plush! It can be as easy or as difficult as YOU want it to be. Fun results!

  7. Natalie Stalcup

    I had so much fun sewing the snake. I had even more fun letting my grandkids choose the fabric, eyelashes and other accessories they can think of…making each snake have its own personality. The possibilities are endless with this pattern and I believed a beginner could sew this. The pattern has each step explained, pictures/videos to help you along. Rena is also very responsive to questions along the way. You will find yourself making more than one!

  8. Shannon Weaver

    I have been waiting for this pattern to drop for months! I was so excited to be selected to test out this pattern. I have made many of the rustic horseshoe patterns and this one is just as amazing as the rest! There are so many options for whatever sewing level you are at! The pattern is very well written and the outcome of the Sassy Serpent was better than expected.

  9. Anusha krishnamurthy

    This pattern is packed with so many options . You can have it as realistic or cute and cuddly . My favourite is the diamond back . The instructions and visuals as usual are amazing . Will be making many more of these.

  10. Melany Fourie

    This has got to be one of my all time favourite patterns. It’s quite easy to make and so much fun. The variety of options are endless . Fantastic pattern, easy to follow and totally addictive.

  11. Dayna Seely

    This pattern is every snake lovers dream!! There are so many options to choose from to make a realistic snake or something wild from your imagination. The possibilities are endless with an easy to follow, step by step guide to help you allow the way. Highly recommend!!

  12. Vera Bering

    This pattern has easy to follow instructions, with tons of pictures to help explain. So many options to choose and to let your creativity flow! This was a joy to make and I am sure I will be creating these for birthdays for a long time!

  13. Kellie Walker

    I love this sassy serpent pattern! So many options! You could easily make a couple dozen and still have make orginal snakes! My kids and grand kids have had a great time playing with the serval I’ve made. Can be a quick make or lots of extra details

  14. Mardi Clifford

    Such a fantastic pattern with options for beginners to advanced. The options are doable due to the amazing photographs that show step by step how to create your own sassy serpent. The video tutorial is a must to watch as it makes sense of anything you are not sure of. I see a pit of snakes, adders, vipers in my future.

  15. Carol Sturm

    SO MUCH FUN!!! Many variations are provided to create a snake that is one of a kind! Rena’s patterns are nicely written and organized. The add-on video is a great resource. Rena is more than happy to help you out if you have any questions.

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