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!

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}

monster teether tutorial

Monster Plushie Pattern Teether by The Crafty Cupboard

All babies go through this– they are like little puppies who chew on everything!  What little boy wouldn’t love a monster teether to gew up and chew and slobber over?

She doesn’t provide a printable template, but the shape is super simple- you can do it!  Adding ribbon tags on the outside is perfect to grab and gnaw on.

Bright colors in your fabric and use up those scraps hanging around your sewing studio too– little bits of ribbons and ric racs too.  Great stash buster.

monster teether tutorial

You will find how to make a plushie here:

Monster Teether Plushie by The Crafty Cupboard

bunny softie

Easter Bunny Softie by The Crafty Cupboard

Are you getting ready for easter? Do you need a few bunny softies to join in the basket and fun?!  This Easter Bunny Softie pattern is perfect.  Show off some awesome modern print fabrics with this simple bunny body.  I am thinking you could add a  ribbon around the neck for extra cuteness if so desired.

The shape is super simple and great for beginner sewers.  Along with the template which is printable she also shows you how to sew a ladder stitch to close the opening.  To top that, she uses Walmart pillows for stuffing! What a brilliant girl.

bunny softie

You will find how to sew a plushie here:

Easter Bunny Softie by the Crafty Cupboard

stuffed dinosaur tutorial

Stuffed Dinosaur Pattern by Monkey See, Monkey Do

Every little boy love Dinosaurs.  The spikes on this dinosaur pattern are super awesome, not to mention that it is made using fleece.  That makes it snuggly and soft– while still being tough boy like :)  The dinosaur template is given to you to print off.  You can totally use your imagination with this one!  Embellish as you wish.  Choose a fun fleece print.  Add more fleece spots along with the spikes.  Have some fun!

This one might be a good one to let the little kiddos help out…..share their imagination with you.

stuffed dinosaur tutorial

Dinosaur Pattern

You will find how to make a stuffed animal here:

Dinosaur Pattern by Monkey See, Monkey Do

 

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

animal pattern

Hippo Stuffed Animal

This hippo stuffed animal is a wonderful animal pattern.  The tutorial is shown in pictures, so you won’t get lost from one step to the next.  There are a few tricky points, but with the great illustrations you will do just fine.  With that though I would consider this hippo stuffed animal pattern for intermediate sewers.

Also included is how to insert plastic safety eyes– if you have ever wanted to use them, this is a great one to start with!  Mix and Match your fabric for the body and legs.  Little kiddos love to have a lot of color and variety in their stuffed animals.  I think that my favorite is the ric-rac tail!

animal pattern

Hippo Stuffed Animal

This pattern is written in Russian, but you can figure out the steps using the pattern-

You will find the free animal pattern here:

Hippo Stuffed Animal

 

monster plushie tutorial

Scrappy Monsters Softie

These scrappy monster softies are the best! They are sooo easy to whip up a few too.  Simple body– but the applique pieces on them give them character. Not to mention those quirky faces.

The antenna are sewn with either wool felt or cotton fabric– you choose. So, grab up those scraps and super fun fabric prints to make your own soft toy monster.  You know you have a pile of funky designed patterned fabric.  The body could be sewn with a heavier designer weight kind of fabric.  This would wear a lot better than a thinner cotton- you do know that you will be washing this fun scrappy monster softie a lot!

The monsters are very child friendly too- no buttons, no little things for little mouths.  The eyes are machine stitched on and the mouth embroidered.  Stuff them firmly so there aren’t any wrinkles and they are ready for a good little love squeeze from others.

monster plushie tutorial

Materials needed:

cotton fabric, wool felt, polyfil,

You will find the softie here:

Scrappy Monsters Softie