Dragonfly Wings
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Dragonfly Wings
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$10.00 USD
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These beautiful wings look as delicate as a dragonfly's, yet are made to last and ready to keep up with your imagination.

These soft, play-friendly wings can be sewn on your regular home sewing machine with no wires or boning required.

Not just for children - all ages from toddlers to adults can enjoy some every-day magic!   

Skill Level: Intermediate

Video class for the play wings sewing pattern by Twig + Tale New Zealand

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

 Sizing + Supplies

Sizes Available:  Small (1 to 3-4 years) and Medium (5-10 years).  Size Large will fit ages 10+ to adults. 

Supplies: This pattern is designed for non-stretch woven fabrics only - we recommend using quilting cotton or fabric of a similar weight or lighter weight.

  • Interfacing:  Formfuse 1600f or Pellon 809 Decor Bond is recommended
  • Batting:  Anything from 5mm - 20mm is suitable
  • Needle:  A strong sewing machine needle such as a super sharp size 90 or denim (jeans) needle
  • Elastic:  3/4" (2cm) wide 

View size chart + full materials list

Bonus Resources + FAQ

A free sew-along for the Wings is available by clicking the link and signing up here

Features 

The unique and versatile design allows for two types of wear; easy-on adjustable elastic straps for the dress-up basket, OR attached directly to garments such as coats, vests and the Petal dress for a bit of every-day magic. 

 

 

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Photo and video tutorials for every step
  • Soft and play-friendly - no wires or boning
  • Adjustable straps, or attach directly to garment
  • Beautiful wing shape with contrast appliqué

This is a PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

View pattern FAQ

  • Look Inside
  • Resources

Customer Reviews

Based on 217 reviews
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Marie Meredith (Mountain Ash, GB)
Looks good.

Have not made this yet as the birthday is a way off, but have read through and made other patterns from this company so don’t see any problems.

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Marie Meredith (Mountain Ash, GB)
Great pattern

So far have cut one out for my grandsons birthday the pattern is easy to follow when I read it through. Looking forward to making this up.

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Rebekah van der Watt (Gainesboro, US)
Easier wings and come out great!

These are easier to make than the butterfly wings because there’s less appliqués. It still looks stunning and is a great gender neutral option. My son adores them and loves being a dragonfly. The pattern is well written and if you follow the steps it comes out amazing.

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@sewsoybean (Hermiston, US)
Fabulous fairy wings

Made the Medium fairy wings for a special 7 year old’s birthday (fairy themed) and she absolutely LOVED them! She put them on before the party and still had them on 4 hours later when we were leaving. Followed recommendations for materials used in the instructions and they held up beautifully—running around, bouncing in a bouncy house and all the other birthday fun you can imagine. Great and thorough pattern instructions and darn cute final product too! Thanks Twig and Tale!

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Marie Markey-bogue (Bideford, GB)
Perfect for imaginative play

I made both my children a pair of dragon wings for the Samhain festival. They loved them and still really enjoy wearing them for imaginative play all the time

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C.t. (Blaine, US)
Dragon wings

Made numerous of these dragon wings.
Once you have one done it gets easier

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Melanie (Cranbrook, CA)
Not as difficult to sew as I expected

I found the Woodland Sprite Wings uncomplicated to sew thanks to the detailed directions and helpful videos. The way the opening of the wings is closed is brilliant forming a solid “spine” to give the wings a natural shape. If you are reluctant at all to try this pattern because it seems too daunting; I encourage you to give it a go taking your time and following the videos as needed. You don’t have to get too fancy and it is a wonderful way to use up smaller pieces of left-over fabrics from other projects.

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Ursula Russell (Melbourne, AU)
Christmas angel

For the granddaughter. Added some embroidery and beads. Loved making these

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Becca Muir (Christchurch, NZ)
Beautiful

I love these wings, they’re so Beautiful, my daughter also loves them. The instructions (like with all other Twig and Tale patterns) are great and easy to follow.

My only advice is to make sure you read all the instructions before you start and make sure you have the right materials. I didn’t and thought I could “make do” with some alternatives. While the end result is still fine. It was frustrating and I broke 3 machine needles. Lesson learnt haha.

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Leonie Leech (Melbourne, AU)
woodland sprite

I made the small and medium size wings, starting with the small first. The wings were hard to turn out especially the bottom wing tips, so with the medium wings I took some interfacing off the bottom two peaks either side, the same as the top tips which helped a lot. The other problem I had was doing the back seam in step 59where my machine would not go through the layer even though I trimmed back in step 32, with the next size I trimmed 1/4 inch off the batting either side before quilting the layers together this made sewing step 59 seam a lot easier. y was fun making them hopefully my grand daughters will like them at Christmas.

Customer Reviews

Based on 217 reviews
98%
(213)
2%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
Marie Meredith (Mountain Ash, GB)
Looks good.

Have not made this yet as the birthday is a way off, but have read through and made other patterns from this company so don’t see any problems.

M
Marie Meredith (Mountain Ash, GB)
Great pattern

So far have cut one out for my grandsons birthday the pattern is easy to follow when I read it through. Looking forward to making this up.

R
Rebekah van der Watt (Gainesboro, US)
Easier wings and come out great!

These are easier to make than the butterfly wings because there’s less appliqués. It still looks stunning and is a great gender neutral option. My son adores them and loves being a dragonfly. The pattern is well written and if you follow the steps it comes out amazing.

@
@sewsoybean (Hermiston, US)
Fabulous fairy wings

Made the Medium fairy wings for a special 7 year old’s birthday (fairy themed) and she absolutely LOVED them! She put them on before the party and still had them on 4 hours later when we were leaving. Followed recommendations for materials used in the instructions and they held up beautifully—running around, bouncing in a bouncy house and all the other birthday fun you can imagine. Great and thorough pattern instructions and darn cute final product too! Thanks Twig and Tale!

M
Marie Markey-bogue (Bideford, GB)
Perfect for imaginative play

I made both my children a pair of dragon wings for the Samhain festival. They loved them and still really enjoy wearing them for imaginative play all the time

C
C.t. (Blaine, US)
Dragon wings

Made numerous of these dragon wings.
Once you have one done it gets easier

M
Melanie (Cranbrook, CA)
Not as difficult to sew as I expected

I found the Woodland Sprite Wings uncomplicated to sew thanks to the detailed directions and helpful videos. The way the opening of the wings is closed is brilliant forming a solid “spine” to give the wings a natural shape. If you are reluctant at all to try this pattern because it seems too daunting; I encourage you to give it a go taking your time and following the videos as needed. You don’t have to get too fancy and it is a wonderful way to use up smaller pieces of left-over fabrics from other projects.

U
Ursula Russell (Melbourne, AU)
Christmas angel

For the granddaughter. Added some embroidery and beads. Loved making these

B
Becca Muir (Christchurch, NZ)
Beautiful

I love these wings, they’re so Beautiful, my daughter also loves them. The instructions (like with all other Twig and Tale patterns) are great and easy to follow.

My only advice is to make sure you read all the instructions before you start and make sure you have the right materials. I didn’t and thought I could “make do” with some alternatives. While the end result is still fine. It was frustrating and I broke 3 machine needles. Lesson learnt haha.

L
Leonie Leech (Melbourne, AU)
woodland sprite

I made the small and medium size wings, starting with the small first. The wings were hard to turn out especially the bottom wing tips, so with the medium wings I took some interfacing off the bottom two peaks either side, the same as the top tips which helped a lot. The other problem I had was doing the back seam in step 59where my machine would not go through the layer even though I trimmed back in step 32, with the next size I trimmed 1/4 inch off the batting either side before quilting the layers together this made sewing step 59 seam a lot easier. y was fun making them hopefully my grand daughters will like them at Christmas.