Category: Toys & Softies

Chick + Bunny Softie Free Pattern + Tutorial

Elissa sells PDF patterns for soft toys and “whimsical wearables” in her Lambkin Creative shop. We like all of her fleece food patterns so we were extra-excited when she showed us how to make her adorable Fleece Veggies Set (link in post). Now she’s back with a Spring Chick + Bunny, just in time for Easter baskets or seasonal play!…

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So Sweet Love Candy Cutie Tutorial

Susan Cousineau from Sweet Chic Design designed the So Sweet Love fabric collection for Marcus Fabrics. She also made this So Sweet Love Candy Cutie tutorial, with free PDF templates so you can whip up your own candy cuties before Valentine’s Day! So Sweet Love is a fresh and modern, love-inspired collection with hearts, florals and polka dot coordinates, just right for adding a bit of love to your projects year-round…

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Party Pony Free Pattern + Tutorial

The free Party Pony PDF Tutorial + Pattern from Rena Dearden from Rustic Horseshoe is a clever, beginner-level project with lots of possible variations. This mini-version of the traditional stick horse can utilize a bubble wand, glitter wand, jumbo glow stick or dowel as the stick. It’s perfect for party favors, gift baskets or stocking stuffers!

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Doll + Toy Carrycot Tutorial

Glenis from Gee’s Projects designed this carrycot to fit her toys and dolls. It’s easy to make a comfy spot for your next softie; the carrycot and doll together would make a special gift! Children appreciate having a special place to tuck their dolls and softies in, and parents love the extra play value. Have fun with the free tutorial, and explore the Gee’s Projects shop for more from Glenis. We’re partial to the Timi Tabby Kitty Cat and Kerah Rabbit…

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Tic Tac Toe Pouch Free Pattern + Tutorial

Trixi Symonds from Coloured Buttons has a new eBook version of her Sew Together Grow Together book out via Amazon. To celebrate the release Trixi has a free PDF excerpt from the book for you to download! Learn how easy it is to make this Tic Tac Toe Pouch for games on the go…

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Give Your Softie a Story + Dolphin Free Pattern

Kerry Goulder of Kid Giddy is the author of Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love: 18 Toy Patterns for the Storytelling Sewist. She’s here to help you give your new softies a name, a history… A story! Kerry and F+W are also generously providing you with a free Casco the Dolphin PDF pattern for you to download from Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love.

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Sleepy Dollie Free Pattern + Tutorial

Christina Platt’s Bamboletta Dolls are one-of-a-kind, treasured friends for children all across the world. Each doll is a work of art, made with the highest quality materials, lots of love and plenty of important details to make them extra special. We’re honored to have Christina share her Sleepy Dollie pattern and tutorial as part of our Six Weeks of LOVE for Softies

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Softie Du Jour: Samantha

Here’s another favorite we just had to remind you about from our Toys + Softies tutorials. The free Tooth Fairy Doll pattern was designed by Samantha Liz for Sew Mama Sew readers. This happy doll is big, loveable and always ready for the next lost tooth!…

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Sewing Softies + Dolls for Charity

Sarah from Dolls And Daydreams® knows all about sewing for charity. Her campaign to sew dolls for children in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake was a tremendous success. We hope Sarah inspires you sew dolls and softies for charity, and perhaps to participate in our Soft Toy Drive to Benefit Children in Foster Care.

Pictured: Mayan Families Doll Drive distribution for the children of Guatemala.

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Softie Du Jour: Drygoods Design

These awesome stuffed blue and sperm whales are from a free tutorial created by the talented folks at Drygoods Design, a lovely fabric and goods shop in Seattle and online everywhere at www.drygoodsdesignonline.com. Details like zippers and selvedge edges add extra whimsy to these magnificent stuffies!

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Tagalong Teddy Free Pattern + Tutorial

Designer and author Betz White is here with a free Tagalong Teddy Pattern from her book, Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow. We thought this teddy was an essential accompaniment to the growing cast of characters in our Six Weeks of LOVE for Softies series!

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Softie Du Jour: Sarah

This Little Red and Wolf Sewing Pattern is an eBook and pattern play set. Sarah Hanson of Dolls and Daydreams has a vast collection of doll patterns and stuffies too. (You’ll love all of the fairy tale characters!)…

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How to Appliqué with Plush Fabrics

Myra Harder and her daughter launched their latest venture, Robinson Pattern Company. Lately their company patterns focus on fun pillows using soft plush fabrics for appliqué. To introduce you to the Robinson Pattern Company and provide you with some tips for plush appliqué, Myra and her daughter created a free PDF Tutorial, full of tips for using plush fabrics to appliqué your own designs. There’s a giveaway too!

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Softie Du Jour: Jodie

Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac recently added to the fun of our Six Weeks of LOVE for Softies series with Fig the Mouse, a free pattern. It’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite from the impressive selection in Jodie’s amazing softies repertoire, but we absolutely love her robots…

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