Handmade Holidays Nov. 27: Sweet Softies

on November 27 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 76 Comments

 Sew up some sweet softies for all the special people in your life! Or make a few to snuggle with yourself!

Make It


Dump Truck Softie
This adorable dump truck by Stephanie at Swoodson Says uses recycled bottle caps for the wheels. Such a unique idea!


Dolphin Plush
Sew a dolphin plush (or a whole pod!) inspired by the pink dolphins of the Amazon. Pattern designed by Choly Knight.


Ladybug Softie
Sew a sweet and simple ladybug softie for your favorite little bugs with this pattern from Fleece is Fun.


Patchwork Crab 
This cute little crab designed by Abby of While She Naps is a perfect scrapbuster!


Maz Kanata
Star Wars fans will be delighted with this Maz Kanata softie by Mollie of Wild Olive.


Monkey and Blankie Softie
Sewn from felt or fleece, this monkey softie (by Alicia of Felt With Love Designs) makes a an excellent baby gift for any new babies this christmas.


Koala Softie
Sew a koala mom and baby from this simple pattern by Trixi at Coloured Buttons.


Seastar Pillow
Another scrap buster, this seastar pillow by Angela of Handmade in the Heartland is perfect for some larger scraps and would look great in any ocean themed room!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Sweet Softies 2015, Monster Twins Pattern, and Baby’s First Christmas 2015

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Make Table Runners: 10 Delicious Quilts to Sew

Author: C&T Publishing (Compiler)
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Dress up your table with 10 colorful table runners from top designers! Whether you prefer appliqué or patchwork, traditional or modern, fancy florals or geometric designs, you’re sure to find something you’ll love in this value-packed booklet. And with table toppers quick enough to make in a weekend, you can switch up your decor any time you feel like it!

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 26: Luxe Gifts
November 25: Gifts for Crafters
November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers
November 23: Wonderful Wreaths
November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers
November 21: Bags to Make and Give
November 20: Lacey Christmas
November 19: Gifts for Artists
November 18: Scrap Busters
November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman
November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss
November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts
November 14: Table Runners
November 13: Gifts for the Cook
November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer
November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts
November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 9: Heirloom Gifts
November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays
November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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76 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 27: Sweet Softies

  1. Rose in MN says:

    The koala softie with her baby is so adorable!

  2. Jeannie D in TN says:

    My Toddler class would love all of these!

  3. Sandy in WA says:

    I will have to find someone to make a monkey for,h’s too cute

  4. Gali says:

    so cute. love it!

  5. Mary Beth says:

    I like the seastar pillow, great combo of fabrics in the example.

    Mary Beth in MO

  6. Jacqueline in Canada says:

    Hi there!
    I love the starfish pillow…would look great in a nautical-themed room!
    Thanks & Quilty Huggs!

  7. Monica in MD says:

    I can’t decide which softee to make.

  8. Beth in MI says:

    That dolphin!!!

  9. Sandy in Ohio says:

    Love the dolphin!

  10. This list of softies is FANTASTIC!

  11. Delia in VA says:

    I think the crab is my favorite.

  12. Emma in FL says:

    Haha! those dolphins are the cutest!

  13. Wendy in OH says:

    Love the crab!

  14. Cyrus says:

    I especially love the dolphin plush!

  15. Eleanor says:

    Love them all – esp. Maz Kanata!

  16. Kerry in HI says:

    Love the crab!

  17. Jodie in CA says:

    That monkey!!!!!

  18. Lydia R. in WA says:

    Might have to make the monkey softie for a special little person.

  19. Sherry Jagels says:

    what fun all of these are!!

  20. […] November 27: Sweet Softies November 26: Luxe Gifts November 25: Gifts for Crafters November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers November 23: Wonderful Wreaths November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers November 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists November 18: Scrap Busters November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts November 14: Table Runners November 13: Gifts for the Cook November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers November 9: Heirloom Gifts November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents November 6: Gifts for Geeks November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers November 4: Gifts for Playtime November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends November 2: Gifts for Travelers November 1: Gifts for Students […]

  21. Kristin says:

    I love the crab softie.

  22. Cinnamom In MN says:

    My MIL would love that table runner book. She has made many beautiful ones.

  23. Rebecca Kuck says:

    All so cute!

  24. DebbieKL in NY says:

    Love the ladybug!

  25. Judy In OR says:

    Cute softies!!!

  26. […] November 27: Sweet Softies November 26: Luxe Gifts November 25: Gifts for Crafters November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers November 23: Wonderful Wreaths November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers November 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists November 18: Scrap Busters November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts November 14: Table Runners November 13: Gifts for the Cook November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers November 9: Heirloom Gifts November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents November 6: Gifts for Geeks November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers November 4: Gifts for Playtime November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends November 2: Gifts for Travelers November 1: Gifts for Students […]

  27. Cindy in MI says:

    Very cute softies! Love the crab most of all.

  28. amber in ny says:

    I love the koala softie!

  29. Lana K in TX says:

    So many cute things to make. Looooovvvve the koala mom & joey. And the sea star pillow and crab softie are the cutest. I’ve already ordered a set of koala noses & paws to make the pair!

  30. Barb B in BC says:

    That crab is the cutest!

  31. Kate in MO says:

    Love the dump truck!

  32. Lynne in WA says:

    Can’t wait to try the new Swoodson truck softie out.

  33. jessicac says:

    LOL! Maz Kanata is fantastic!

  34. Nita says:

    Very cute ideas 🙂

  35. Therese PA says:

    So fun! Love making table runners, too!

  36. Really love that little crab!

  37. Gweneth says:

    love the dolphin plush

  38. Kathy L in VA says:

    Love the crab!

  39. Renea says:

    I use to love to make softies. Thanks for the inspiration to make one of these cute cuddly toys and thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I make lots of table runners so this book would be great to have delivered to my door.

  40. Tracy Thompson says:

    That monkey is too cute!

  41. Laurie in CO says:

    All so cute. I used to make softies a lot- they’re definitely more challenging than one might think!

  42. Linda Fleming says:

    Love them all!
    Abby’s crab is wonderful!

  43. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    Very cute! Thank you.
    Kathy in Kentucky!

  44. Shannon in WA says:

    Sew cute!

  45. Gwen in NJ says:

    I’m sure my granddaughter would love all of the softies, but she does love ladybugs and trucks!
    I see more sewing before Christmas.

  46. Beth T. in OR says:

    I can’t decide which to make first–the dump truck softie or the seastar pillow! They would be for a 3 year old nephew and a 30 year old niece; I can find whatever I need at Sew, Mama, Sew. Thank you1

  47. Adorable Seastar pillow goes on my Pinterest board!

  48. Karen McMahon says:

    The softies are all so cute.

  49. Linda Cejnar says:

    Thank you for compiling all these free patterns. I would love to win the tablerunner book.

  50. Lola says:

    Grandchildren love softies! I love table runners.

  51. Patty in MN says:

    ALL of these are fantastic!

  52. Barb K in NE says:

    I like the Dolphin and Seastar pillow!

  53. Marian in GA says:

    I need to do sooooomuch sewing!

  54. Ramona in MI says:

    Making softies is one of my favorite things.

  55. Cathie. Ca says:

    I love making table runners and toppers. This book would be great to have.

  56. Stephanie S says:

    Cute! I especially love the ladybug!

  57. Linda L. says:

    Love the crab!

  58. Patty says:

    Those dolphins are so cute!

  59. Julie says:

    All so cute!!! Who could pick a favourite?

  60. Marjory W says:

    I love the seastar pillow and the patchwork crab.

  61. Paige says:

    All so adorable!

  62. Amy in IL says:

    Don’t have a lot of need for softies for my kids now but love the sea star one.

  63. Breanna usa says:

    Cute gifts for babies and children.

  64. Debbie says:

    Love these little scrap busters!

  65. charlotte in ga says:

    So sweet and cute!

  66. Sarah says:

    Love the crab!

  67. SS in NH says:

    That crab!

  68. Angela Wilkins says:

    I love the koala and the seastar!

  69. Kay says:

    I love the seastar pillow and the crab, they would be great together.

  70. Anne Marie says:

    These are all such cute ideas.

  71. Lee in MI says:

    What adorable softies! I love the seastar pillow!

  72. Great handmade gift ideas. The table runner book also looks like it is packed with great designs, which would be fun to make too!

    QuiltShopGal
    http://www.quiltshopgal.com

  73. Mandi in CO says:

    dump truck – great!

  74. Wendy in MI says:

    I want to make all of these!

  75. Susan M in AK says:

    Love the Maz softie!

  76. Gina says:

    Awwwww, so cute#

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