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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 Easy puppy sock plush toy (dog plushie) - video tutorial
This is a simple but adorable plushie DIY that you can adapt for many other animals as well. ( It can be a lovely sock bunny or puppy as well! ) If you want to make it look more like a dog, then you can make the nose larger or create a separate muzzle. With this nice detailed video soft sock toy making tutorial you can make one for the kids easily even if you are a beginner in sewing ( or sock toy making ) ! This super cute sock puppy can be a lovely kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for your friends and it's also a nice way to repurpose a few unused socks !
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DIY Minion Bob sock plushie (with free pattern)
This Minion sock plushie making project is a nice way to upcycle old socks and it's also a great activity to do during your summer holiday! To create this adorable Bob ( Minion ) sock soft toy you will need : 2 socks ( yellow and gray ) , 2 pingpong ball, and some felt. Making Bob isn't as hard as it seems, if you are a beginner in hand sewing that's absolutely not a problem! In this nice video craft tutorial you can watch a step-by-step explanation of how can you make one for yourself or for the kids.
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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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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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DIY easy wooden bead girls with fabric skirts
If you love easy craft ideas, super cute dolls and you have tons of small leftover fabric pieces you will love this adorable craft idea: the wooden bead dolls!  You can use these cute fabric dolls as fun kids' toys, keychains or just decorate your home with them at springtime! This  doll making project is super easy, quick and also inexpensive! You won't need sewing machine or expert sewing skills to make these little wooden bead dolls just a few hand stitch, a wooden bead and a little piece of fabric. This project is a perfect fabric scrap buster project for sewing enthusiasts and also a great way to create gifts for any special occasions!
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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 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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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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Coffee tinted fabric gingerbread dog Christmas ornament
How wonderful is this fabric  gingerbread dog Christmas tree ornament? With this nice step-by-step soft toy making tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute fabric gingerbread dog Christmas ornament painted/stained with coffee! ( Yes, your read it right, with coffee!) To make these cute little  fabric gingerbread dog Christmas ornament you will need: a white cotton fabric, polyester filling, coffee, acrylic paints (or white markers), brushes, and a pencil. In this nice craft  tutorial you will find a free sewing pattern of this cute  fabric gingerbread dog Christmas ornament as well.
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Adorable fabric owls with button eyes ( free sewing pattern )
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for an easy , quick but still adorable fall decor / gift for your owl enthusiast friend? Try this scrap buster sewing project - the super cute button eyed fabric owl! These cute owls are soo simple to make, you can sew them in minutes! (Even if you are a beginner in sewing!) In this nice craft blog you will find a free sewing pattern to make them. Use these adorable fabric owls to decorate your home at fall or gift them to your loved ones . Alternatively instead of poliester filling you can use lavender to create a cute owl shape lavender sachet!
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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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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 Sock elephant soft toy - upcycling craft idea
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock elephant!  This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old (half-pair) socks! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock elephant, at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock elephant turns out. This free sock elephant pattern comes in 2 options, short legs sock elephant and long legs sock elephant. The short legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of ankle socks while the the long legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of crew 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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Adorable felt snowman plushie (Christmas decor) - video tutorial
Do you love sewing ? Are you looking for a super cute , festive soft toy or Christmas decor ? Try this huggable snowman softie ! This festive felt snowman softie by Creative Mamy can be hand sewn from felt or fleece scraps. This adorable snowman plush toy can be a perfect Christmas gift for your kids / grandkids or you can use him to decorate your mantel at Christmas ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your very own adorable snowman plushie. You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies , or sew/crochet a few accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet little snowman face?
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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 Kitty rice heating pad (free sewing pattern)
We are all into craft projects that make us feel cozy and relaxed!  If you haven’t seen or made one rice heating pad before, it’s basically a pouch filled with uncooked rice (and usually something that smells good too), and you can stick them in the microwave for a moist heating pad that lasts a good while. If you are going to make something, why make it regular when it can be a kitty? Much cuter to have around the house and just makes us  smile to look at too.
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DIY Valentine\'s gnomes - lovely Valentine\'s day gift
This brilliant Valentine's craft project by Isa has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Scandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project ( the main material comes from a fuzzy sock ) ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The sweater or sock Valentine's gnomes can be perfect little decors in your Scandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as Valentine's gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks or almost any unused old clothes to create gnomes, which ( with this step-by-step video tutorial ) will be a piece of cake! Click here for the free downloadable pattern
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Adorable soft doll with crocheted basket (sewing & crochet pattern)
This little Waldorf style soft doll is so adorable, we cant resist it! In this nice craft website you will find a free step-by-step doll making tutorial, a free sewing pattern and a free crochet pattern for the baby's basket as an extra! The fabric doll (and also the crocheted basket) is super easy to sew, you can make them in minutes from a little leftover fabric or from old unused clothes! Your kids will love this adorable little soft doll!  Handmade toys are always better than the store bought ones, because they has soo much personality, and you can choose the materials to sew from which is also a very nice thing!
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Valentine's teddy bear softie painted with coffee (Free pattern)
How wonderful is to receive adorable handmade Valentine's gifts? And of course they are much better if you can give them especially if you create it with your own hands for your friends and relatives. With this brilliant step-by-step russian master class soft toy making tutorial you can learn how to make these super cute kawaiii little Valentine's teddy bears painted/stained with coffee! (Yes, your read it right, with coffee!) To make these cute little Valentine's teddy bear softies you will need: a white fabric, colored fabric of your choice,polyester filling, coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, PVA glue, acrylic paints, brushes, and a pencil. In this nice craft site you will find the free teddy bear sewing pattern as well!
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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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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 dragon (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love sock softies !Here is another sock toy pattern which is a bit challenging to sew ,but oh so cute: Drake the sock dragon . If you have mastered the sock toy sewing skill from the previous sock toy patterns ,then probably you will find this not as tough as it looks. Drake the sock dragon is the evolution specie from the Japanese famous reptilian sea monster, Godzilla. Unlike it’s ancestry, Drake is a kindhearted dragon who affectionate on peace and love.
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DIY Bunny (Easter) Treat Bags with Free Pattern
Are you looking for a funny and adorable Easter treat bag? If yes, this super cute Easter bunny treat bag tutorial is a perfect choice for you! Just fill the bunnies up with your favorite Easter treat and tie their little ears in a knot. They are small so they are a great way to use up some scrap fabric you may have laying around.  These little guys are quick to make so you probably won't be able to stop at just one. Then on Easter they can be tucked in their Easter basket, or hidden with the eggs.
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Adorable sock penguin ( no-sew fabric craft for kids )
Make your own cute no sew penguin. They make great Christmas decorations or just cute decorations in general. They also make excellent presents for all those penguin lovers out there. If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen you’re going to love her no-sew sock penguin craft too! This little sock penguin will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock penguin is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue!
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DIY Satin ribbon strawberry bouquet - ribbon craft (video tutorial)
Almost everyone has extra rolls of ribbon in their home. Although the first thing that people associate ribbon with is gift wrapping, there are many other ways to repurpose those leftover bits and pieces of fabric. For example: check out this step-by-step tutorial for creating a beautiful and unique satin ribbon strawberry ! You can use the finished ribbon strawberries and flowers to bring color and texture to your table decor with a fun twist.
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DIY Adorable little felt fox ( free pattern )
Look at this super adorable little felt fox! It's not just only a super cute nursery room decor or sweet handmade gift for your fox lover friends, but it also can be  a great decor in your home at autumn! This little felt fox is super easy to make and are perfect to whip up as a gift for someone or to keep for yourself.  Because felt is a very easy sewing material, you can make one even if you are a beginner in (hand) sewing! In this nice blog you will find a free felt fox sewing pattern and a super detailed written sewing tutorial as well!!
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DIY Christmas sock mouse (no-sew)
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen craft you’re going to LOVE this no-sew sock mouse craft too! This little sock ouse will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock mouse is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! With this nice step-by-step craft video tutorial you can learn how to make your own sock Christmas mouse.
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