Our Six Weeks of LOVE for Softies series featured some of our very favorite soft toy artists:

We want to thank all of our talented contributors for sharing free patterns and lots of excellent advice!

Our Spectacular Softies Contest has come to a close and our judges are deliberating… (We do not envy that difficult job!– There are so many fabulous softies in the mix!) We’ll announce winners shortly, but there’s still time to use any of the tutorials or how-to posts below to sew a softie for our Soft Toy Drive to Benefit Children in Foster Care. (Softies must be received in Oregon, USA by April 30, 2015).

Six Professional Supplies to Take Softies from So-So to Spectacular from Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World

Pretty Birds Owl Pattern by Virginia Lindsay

Easter Bunny pattern by Helen of Bustle & Sew

Advantages of Pure Wool Felt for Softies + Plush Toys: Tips + How-To’s from Annette of Oliver Rabbit

10 Tips for Stuffing + Finishing Softies from Kim of Retro Mama

Fig the Mouse Pattern from Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac

“Trunk Up” Elephant Pattern from Pauline of Funky Friends Factory

10 Expert Tips for Sewing Softies from Mariska Vos-Bolman of Fluffles and DIY Fluffies

6 Super Cute Options for Toy Eyes from Pauline of Funky Friends Factory

How to Embroider Wool + Fur from Carley Biblin of Making It Up as I Sew Along

Mimi Kirchner’s Unconventional Tools for Fabric Art Toys + Softies from Mimi Kirchner

Softie Sleeping Bag Tutorial from Erin of Boolah Baguette

3 Ways to Add a Tongue to Your Softie from Erin of Boolah Baguette

Raccoon Softie Pattern + Tutorial from LiEr of ikatbag

Tagalong Teddy Pattern from Betz White

Sleepy Dollie Pattern + Tutorial from Christina Platt of Bamboletta Dolls

How to Make Cute Toys from Vintage Patterns from Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls

How to Give Your Softie a Back Story + Free Dolphin PDF Pattern from Kerry Goulder of Kid Giddy

Sewing Softies + Dolls for Charity from Sarah of Dolls and Daydreams

Easy Felt Breakfast Food from Allegra of Skirt Fixation

You can see all the posts, including all the Softies Du Jour listed under the #6weeksofsofties tag.