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This craft category is a huge collection of free doll sewing patterns & free soft toy sewing patterns! Free sewing patterns of various soft toys: baby toy sewing patterns ( loveys, blankies, teethers, rattles ), plush toy sewing patterns ( plushie sewing patterns ), DIY doll sewing patterns & doll making tutorials ( rag doll sewing patterns, waldorf doll sewing patterns, doll face painting tutorials ), teddy bear making tutorials and teddy bear sewing patterns, easy soft toy patterns for beginners,  puppet making, sock doll & sock animal sewing patterns ... and many more!
DIY Sock pug (sock puppy) - free sewing pattern
With Craft Passion's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Socks are easy to manipulate due to it’s knitted property that is expandable and flexible. The heel and toe parts are best to be made into bum that could turn into head and butt for the sock toy. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into! For example: this super cute little sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Get the free pattern and sewing tutorial at craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little pug:
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Adorable puppy baby binkie / blankey (free sewing pattern)
Learn to sew a super cute baby blanket that looks like a puppy with Oh The Things We'll Make's free pattern and instructions! Half softie , half blankey , kids will love snuggling with these dog lovies ! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash! This lovely puppy blanket can be a sweetest huggable toy for your baby ! Use a soft, black fabric for the nose, and form the eyes and mouth by hand by stitching them on with black thread. This way your puppy blanket will be safe as toy and blanket for newborns as well!
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DIY Scandinavian nisse gnomes  - tomte (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project has two of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian / vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? If you haven't got felt at hand you can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY spring centerpiece - plush flowers with pots
These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great spring party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift (for mother's day, birthdays or almost every ocassion)! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! And the best is: you can easily hand sew these cute fabric flowers, even if you are a beginner in sweing! (Or you can find in this nice craft website a no-sew pushie flowers version as an extra!)
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DIY Vintage (Tilda style) Easter hen decoration - free sewing pattern
Isn’t this vintage hen plush is super pretty? This Tilda style chicken plushie can be a great soft toy for kids or Easter shabby decor and a superb sewing project for beginner plushie makers! The hen toy 's body pars are different soft vintage cotton floral Tilda style fabric pieces, so you can create them with small leftover fabric pieces as well! This little fabric chicken is completely machine stitched ( apart from closing her stuffing gap and attaching wings and eyes ) so is surprisingly fast and easy to make – only took a couple of hours to sew . This makes her a great sewing project for newbie softie stitchers !
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DIY Adorable miniature teddy bears ( with pattern )
This ultra cute miniature teddy bear is a perfect gift for any ocassion! With the help of this nice, photo documented teddy bear making tutorial and the free teddy bear sewing pattern you can create one easily! Of course  you can sew bigger softie bears also with this method for tke kids. You can create a whole teddy bear family (with different clothes and accessories) and put them in a wooden dollhouse!
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DIY Sock sheep - free pattern & sewing tutorial
In this step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial by Craft Passion, you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock sheep ! Socks are easy to manipulate and fun to craft with. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into. Start shopping and collect beautiful socks that you come across, you will sew up a storm and regretted that you have no enough socks to make. For your ease of sewing , along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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DIY Sock shark - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Craft Passion's latest free sewing pattern for stuffed animal plush toy ,the super handsome sock shark ( as usual ) comes with a free downloadable & printable template . This cute sock shark is sewed from a single piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 sharks ),a scrap of white felt, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the pattern templat e on the tutorial page, so let's get sewing:
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DIY Plush otter with heart (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of Fluffmonger's adorable stuffed animals ! Plushies are every kid‘s favorite toys. Of course, you can always buy your child some toys from the store, but crafty moms know that the best things are homemade. Seeing your child‘s eyes light up after receiving a plush companion you made with love and care is a truly incredible feeling. This time give these adorable little fleece otters as gifts to your favorite kids ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at fluffmonger.net:
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DIY Soft taggie blanket - blankie with tags (sewing pattern)
You can buy all of those great baby toys for your little one, but we bet he/she would be more excited to play with tags hanging off the pillow or blanket next to him/her! So sew one lovely baby blankie with tags! This taggie blanket is a great sewing project for beginners. Getting the tags to stay in place can be a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it the sewing is very basic sewing. Don’t worry if your lines are not sewn perfectly straight it’s just for a baby who is not going care if its a little off, their just love to play with the tags instead. She used one ribbon that was a satin finish and one that was a grosgrain finish.
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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Primitive snowman doll - sewing tutorial
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a super cute, unique soft toy or Christmas decor? Try this huggable snowman softie! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas gift or you can use him to decorate your mantel at Christmas! At Livemaster.ru you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembling and sewing tutorial of this adorable primitive snowman! You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies, or sew / crochet a few accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet smiling snowman face?
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DIY Pikachu sock plushie ( with Free Pattern ) - Pokemon
Grab a pair of fluffy yellow socks , and let's get started making the most adorable Pikachu you've ever seen! If you and your children love plushie toys , Pokemons , and creative projects, you will love creating these super cute DIY sock plushies. Watch BudgetHobby's easy-to-follow video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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Snuggle bunny - free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial
Tina's cute little snuggle bunny sewing pattern is ready just in time for Easter. Snuggle bunny makes a great cuddly pressie, complete with her own blankey. We do hope you like this free pattern and will enjoy making  this super cute snuggle bunny plushie as much as we like it.  At MissDaisyPatterns.com you will find a free fabric Easter egg sewing pattern as well to complete your little Easter snuggle bunny.
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DIY Sock hand puppets - puppet making tutorial
With this fun and easy kids craft idea by Ana | DIY Crafts, you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids ! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make , you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock , a little piece of foam, styrofoam balls ( or ) googly eyes, and a little ( fabric ) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake!
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Easy black sock cat - Halloween decor
We love upcycling craft ideas and adorable plushies! For this year Halloween try to make some cute black sock cats by following Frog Prince Paperie's step-by-step tutorial!  You can make these kitties out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and they will look marvelous in a group as a neat Halloween decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock kitties with small kids you can use glue instead of sewing! Of course you can create different sock kitties with colorful socks as well! (Imagine a super cute fluffy, or a colorful striped cat!)
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DIY Sock droopy-ear bunny soft toy
This adorable miniature sock bunny  softie can sits on its own, it is great as toy for kid and as well as for spring/easter home decoration, or create some for your loved ones! It is a single sock sewing craft project, perfect if you have some don’t-know-what-to-do stray socks laying around that are still “new”. Or, you can make twins bunny with a new pair of socks.
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Sleepy sloth snuggler (teether) baby toy - free sewing pattern
Sloths are slow. They’re also super cute ( at least we think so ) . And they are the inspiration for this oversized lovey that is super cute, but not-so-slow to make. Think of it as a security sloth ! And what child wouldn’t want to snuggle up with a sweetly sleeping sloth ? The size makes it small enough to carry around easily, but large enough that it can wrap around your little one’s shoulders. The sewing is very basic, so in an afternoon you’ll have a snuggly new friend! Click the buttons below to get the free sewing pattern and a very nice step-by-step sewing tutorial by HelloBee:
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DIY sock pig - sock animal sewing tutorial
Do you know that 2019 is the pig year in the Chinese zodiac? To celebrate this, Craft Passion shows you how to sew this super adorable sock pig ! This lovely little sock pig is just the perfect sewing project for recycling some old ( half-pair ) socks ! Plus, you can whip up this sock pig in less than an hour. This little piggy can be a wonderful stuffed toy , theme decoration, keychain, ornaments or a great handmade gift to make for any occasion. Kids might be able to make it with a little help from an adult too.
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DIY Fabric llama key pouch (keychain) - free sewing pattern & tutorial
Finally, we are sharing the last piece of CraftPassion's animal pouch / purse pattern series:the LaLa Llama Key Pouch . If you’ve missed out the previous patterns in this series, you can collect them at CraftPassion.com - all for free! This llama key pouch can easily holds up to 8 normal keys, fully hidden inside. This key pouch design comes with an open pocket at the back, you may keep some small note in there as emergency money and or a door access card. The main materials of this key pouch are fabric, felt and batting, black button eyes, key ring, lobster claw clasp connected to leather cord. Visit CraftPassion.com for the free sewing pattern and more details :
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Adorable dolls from socks and pantihose - toys with upcycling
Do you have a large drawer full with half pair socks and pantyhoses with holes? Upcycle them into one of these super adorable sock and pantyhose dolls ! These super cute softies/dolls are unbelievably easy to make! Watch this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial and create one for your kids ! These sock and pantyhose dolls/plushies doesn't require special craft skills or materials, you can make them even without sewing machine! ( with just a few hand stitch ) Socks and pantyhoses ere really easy to handle craft materials because they don't fray so you can cut them any shape that you would like to!
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Adorable sock reindeer ( Rudolph )
These adorable hooded onesie suited Reindeer dolls are sewed from a single Christmas theme chenille sock and a single plain sock, some felts and button eyes. Perfect gift idea and also easy to make!
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DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows (free sewing pattern)
DIY Ornament pillows! Can you tell how excited we are? These pillows can be made with basic sewing skills, and you can use a variety of materials to show you that you could really use anything! These DIY Fabric Christmas ornament pillows  are great “keep it forever” kinda DIY that you can pull out each holiday season. And that makes our heart super happy!
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DIY halloween black cat plushie from socks
Do you love cats ? Are you looking for an adorable gift /toy or a cute addition to your halloween cotume/decoration ? If yes, this black plushie sock cat is a perfect sewing project for you! ( Even if you never tried hand sewing before, because this sock plushie tutorial video is so detailed! ) The final sock black cat plushie looks extremely professional and adorable because it uses the natural shape of the sock to create 3D volume. You can use any type of socks ( imagine a furry-fluffy type as a nice "long hair" cat ! ) , and any size! ( baby socks =baby cats ! )
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Adorable teddy bear (with sewing pattern)
If you looking for a perfect baby shower gift or you just want to suprise your little one with a great soft toy sew this super cute teddy bear plushie for him/her! ( Note: This project is not really for beginners, if you have never made stuffed animals and are not familiar with patterns /sewing , I would recommend you to start with a more simple sewing project and attempt this teddy bear once you have the skills and patience to put together pattern pieces and are familiar with your sewing machine. ) If you plan to give this teddy bear plushie as a baby gift do not use glass or plastic eyes !
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Doodles the deer plush toy (free sewing pattern)
Despite being a little tubby, Doodles the deer requires cozy accessories to stay warm during the winter. Doodles will make the perfect gift for a child , or anyone who appreciates plump, cuddly plush animals ! This reindeer plush toy can be made from new fabric or, for an eco-friendly plush toy , upcycled clothing or eco-friendly felt or fleece. Fluffmonger has made a video tutorial as well as a step-by-step photo tutorial for us on how to make Doodles the super cute soft toy reindeer. To get the video and the free pattern click the button below. Happy sewing !
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Adorable DIY lop eared sock bunny
It's an another adorable sock bunny softie from Craft Passion! If you love upcycling, it's  a perfect craft idea for you! Sock dolls aren’t hard to sew as you might think of. With the knit property of the sock, it is easy to manipulate. The biggest motivation you will have at the very moment you’ve just finished a sock doll with your full effort, you will feel proud of yourself as you know someone will love it because it is handmade by you and they can’t find the second piece that looks the same as this!!! Don’t hesitate, pick some socks and start sewing!
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