Doll + Toy Carrycot Tutorial

If you’re thinking of a precious handmade birthday or holiday gift for your daughter or niece, you must check out this doll + toy carrycot tutorial! When I first saw these projects, I fell in love! The carrycots are just as adorable as the plushies! Love the ruffles, they’re gorgeous! The pillow and the blanket are so exciting! I’m sure little girls will be thrilled! The patterns are great as well as the tutorial. The step-by-step guide is easy to follow.

Doll + Toy Carrycot Tutorial

Doll + Toy Carrycot Tutorial

Supplies for Sewing:

You’ll find the full doll carrier tutorial here!

turtle pattern

Turtle Pattern by Becca Marie Designs

This little turtle has a lot going for it!  The quilted shell is awesome…and I am thinking that if you snapped it onto the body {instead of stay stitches} you could make more than one shell and have them interchangeable! I am dying over that idea right now!!

The little quilted top is simple to piece and really would make a great way to use a handful of scrap fabrics.

turtle pattern

The turtle pattern has a few hand drawn instructions to go along with the template which are printable.  The body is a simple shape {only one piece for the front, one for the back} then the shell is stay stitched in place.  This might be a good one for the little kiddos to try out the sewing machine on.

You can find how to make a plushie here:

Turtle Pattern by Becca Marie Designs

 

chibi cat and bunny pattern

Chibi Pattern Cat and Rabbit by My Little Mochi’s

These are so super cute and they will fit in any little pocket or even your purse.  You can haul around a whole pile of Chibi Cat and Chibi Rabbits!  The Chibi cat and rabbit pattern are simple in shape.  Just add a little bit of embroidery {even a tiny mustache} for more character.  These little guys would be perfect to stuff into Easter baskets too– don’t you think?

chibi cat and bunny pattern

You will find how to make a plushie here:

Chibi Cat and Rabbit Pattern by My Little Mochi’s

{the file is a free downloadable pattern on Craftsy site}

cat pattern

Cat Pattern by Amy Butler

Meow says the kitty cat.  Amy Butler has designed this ‘birdie the cat’ pattern showcasing her beautiful fabric line.  Even if you don’t have her fabric, you can make one using your own favorite fabric.  Use designer weight material {which is a little heavier} to wear a little bit longer.

The instructions for the cat pattern are clear and easy to follow.

cat pattern

Cat Plushie Tutorial

I am thinking that this would make a great pillow on a bed because it is just a little bit on the bigger size.  Perfect for snuggling at night.

Sew a few of these and have them on hand for backup birthday presents.

Finished size: 11″ X 15″

You will find the free plushie tutorial here:

Cat Pattern by Amy Butler

Fleece Bear Stuffie

Plush Pattern Fleece Bear Stuffies by See Kate Sew

Fleece Bear Stuffies Plush Pattern is perfect for simple designs, simple sewing…and stick a bow on for girls!  Make a plushie using fleece and free easy patterns.  You can’t go wrong with this one. Using fleece to make a plushie is very forgiving…and the size really is perfect to use up those scraps.  Buy enough yardage for a little blanket to go along with the plush pattern.

plush pattern fleece bear stuffies

You can make a plushie with free easy patterns here:

Plush Pattern Fleece Bear Stuffies by See Kate Sew

 

make a plushie sock monkey

Plush Pattern Sock Monkey by Super Sock Monkey

Everyone loves the plush pattern Sock Monkey.  This one is the classic design.  Simple to transform a sock and make a plushie.  Don’t forget that the free easy patterns include optional hat ideas too!  You will find the socks used for Sock Monkeys in stores— or use a traditional sock for a different, but still lovable look.

plush pattern sock monkey

You will learn to make a plushie with free easy patterns here:

Plush Pattern Sock Monkey by Super Sock Monkey

 

 

make a plushie bunny

Plush Pattern Naughty Bunny by Nini Makes

Make a plushie with Plush Pattern Naughty Bunny!  This little pair of bunnies are ready for adventure!  Their simple design make it a perfect start for anyone dipping their foot into easy free patterns.  Use bright colors in the accent spots- ears and bellies…or are those aprons?! Too cute with the lace trim.  I would even count this as a pattern for a beginner stitcher.

plush pattern bunny

You will find free easy patterns to make a plushie here:

Plush Pattern Naughty Bunny by Nini Makes