Trixie and Tess: A Topsy Turvy Doll - PDF Sewing Pattern With Step-By-Step Photos

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Trixie may look like an evil step-sister, but she has a secret!

Underneath that tough exterior is a sweet and charming girl.


Trixie and Tess are two sides of this clever topsy turvy doll. A topsy turvy doll is a classic children’s toy and is really two dolls in one: flip up the skirt to reveal the second doll. This doll is easy and fun to make and is sure to provide a child with hours of creative play!

This listing is for a digital PDF sewing pattern. It will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

I take you through the process of making Trixie and Tess each step of the way with clear written instructions and step-by-step photos. The pattern templates are full-sized. Just print them out and start sewing!

The finished doll is 17 inches tall.

This sewing pattern is best suited for a confident beginner. If you've made a doll or two already, you're ready for this pattern!

Add some 8mm safety eyes to your order:

The Trixie and Tess Topsy Turvy Doll pattern was designed by me, Abby Glassenberg, and is copyrighted 2014. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.

Thank you!


You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations:

1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.

2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time.

3. Items must be made only by the individual who purchased the pattern.

4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing (on Etsy, etc.) must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.

5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item’s tags and listings.

Check out all my PDF patterns for lots of other cute baby gifts and plush toys to sew:

Average review
I used to have a topsy turvy doll when I was little so I was happy to find this pattern. I loved how my little doll came out, and I cannot wait to give her as a gift.
Apr 27, 2016 by Jessie
Great pattern! We can't wait to start SEWING them. Thank you for creating such a cute pattern. Will purchase from this seller again.
Mar 14, 2015 by Hillary Morris
This is a great sewing pattern! I didn't have any problems, and the instructions are clear and simple.
Jan 18, 2015 by Lizzie Ross
Super easy to follow Can't wait to make this!
Jan 18, 2015 by Ariane Griffiths
Love this doll. And so do my girls:)
Jan 15, 2015 by Cindy Patterson

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