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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 Whimsical Santa toy (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Winter is almost here and this means you can start your Christmas crafts now officially! If you love sewing this craft idea - the Santa plush toy - can be  a great craft choice for you, even if you're beginner in sewing, because with this detailed masterclass tutorial  sewing one will be a piece of cake! The kids will love this adorable Santa plushie! And of course you can use this fun and lovely fabric Santa  toy to decorate your home at Christmas! Unique handmade decorations are always the best! ( This Christmas sewing project is perfect for scrapbusting ! )
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DIY Sock Christmas gnomes - easy winter decor
his brilliant Christmas craft project has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project , the main material comes from an old sock ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The sweater or sock 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 ? 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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Adorable and easy DIY fabric birds (with sewing pattern)
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for an easy scrap buster spring decor project? Try these super cute, gorgeous fabric birds! In this nice craft website you will find the free step-by-step photo sewing tutorial and of course the free fabric bird pattern! (Scroll down to the comment sections in the russian site to find the full size pattern!) These adorable fabric birds can be great decors at Easter/spring or you can use them as cute plushies (or pincushions)! These sewn birdies will look gorgeous in any pattern and color!
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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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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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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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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 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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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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DIY sock lion ( with sewing pattern )
This is Shimba, a cute sock lion! With this nice sewing tutorial (and the free pattern) you can create him easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Sew some soft lion toys today for your kids, grand-kids, friend’s kids, or even your neighbor’s kids! Sock is a very easy sewing material so you can make one even if you havent got a sewing machine or too much skill in hand sewing. You can make this cute sock lion from any size and color socks, and if you use different color yarns you can create a whole lion family with this brilliant sock soft toy making technique!
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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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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 Sock sloth plushie (free sewing pattern)
We always wanted to own a sloth, well, not the real endangered species sloth but a sloth plushie that is huggable and less maintenance work. So, here it is! Craft Passion designed and sewed a sloth plushie pattern from a pair of chenille socks. Check out the free pattern and tutorial of the sock sloth named Smie! Adorable, isn't it? Smie, the sock sloth is a 16″ long animal plushie sewed from a pair of stripe brown / gray chenille socks. It has a 3 toes on each limb which is made out of beige felt. Smie has a smiling face and a pair of big groggy eyes surrounded by the brown marking. Magnets can be sewn to the limbs as an option, so that the sock sloth can do more poses and more fun to play with.
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Easy DIY no-sew sock caterpillar (sock worm) - sock craft for kids
If you've ever done laundry, you've surely experienced the missing sock dilemma. Instead of throwing out those mismatched socks , you can easily turn them into an adorable sock worm ! Aren’t these no-sew sock worms ( or sock caterpillars ) by One Little Project super adorable? And they’re super easy to make too! ( These no-sew sock worms are so easy that the kids can make them by themselves. ) get the step-by-step sock toy making tutorial at onelittleproject.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Sock lion - free sock toy pattern
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock lion ! 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. 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.
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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 Adorable reversible plush toy (owl & penguin)
This adorable reversible owl & penguin plush is a relatively easy to make sock plushie but all sock plushies take a bit of practice to make. If this is your first time sewing sock plush , then you can simply create a non- reversible owl or penguin. That's super easy to make and you can watch Maqaroon's other videos on how to seal the base. If you have a bit more experience with plushies then feel free to get creative. You can even add small ears to create different animals! The plushie will drop some bits of fluff at the beginning because there are lots of "raw" fabric edges. However after you play with it for a while these will go away.
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Adorable snowmen plushies ( free sewing pattern )
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a super cute soft plush toy for your kids? Try this huggable snowman softie! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas gift or you can give them for any special occasion! In this nice sewing/craft site you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembilng ad sewing tutorial! You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies, or sew / crochet a few accesories for them! Who can resist this sweet smiling snowman face?
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie :
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DIY Felt finger puppets - savanna animals
Time to get crafty: learn how to make adorable felt savanna animalsfinger puppets ) using the included free printable templates! These DIY Felt finger puppets are super easy to make (because felt is such a fun fabric craft material - you can cut it  easily without pesky frayed edges).Once you understand the process, you should be able to create as many different felt animals as you would like. We love these savanna animal finger puppets and they make a really cute and unique gift. Go ahead and get creative but be warned…they are addicting!
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Miniature moose plushie (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We love miniature DIY plushies! They are soo unbelievably cute! And of course they are not just fun to sew but also they can be a lovely (Christmas) gift for everyone! Click on the link below and watch the step-by-step sewing tutorial  on how to create your very own miniature moose plushie  with a tiny jacket and scarf. These miniature moose softies can be lovely Christmas or winter decors or you can gift them as keychains, either way: it will be a great hit!  Of course the sewing tutorial contains a free sewing pattern as well, so let's sewing!
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Adorable felt sleeping donkey (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of stuffed animals,and felt! We adore  felt as a craft material because it does't fray so it's very easy to work with, and it's so versatile! This cute felt donkey can be made under an afternoon with simple hand sewing. Cute, isn't it? In this nice craft blog you will find the felt donkey's sewing pattern for free! With the free pattern creating one super cute felt donkey ( as an adorable baby mobile piece, soft toy or cat toy) will be a piece of cake!  This felt donkey may be your favorite felt craft you have made in a while!
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Miniature angel plushie (or Christmas ornament) - free sewing pattern
Today Iryna shares with us this super adorable free miniature fabric angel plushie pattern! In this nice craft site you will find a pictorial & written sewing tutorial on how to sew this super cute Miniature angel plushie. With this adorable and easy sewing project you can use up your fabric scraps and lace trims easily and create gorgeous Christmas ornaments at the same time! Of course you can create large angel dolls for the kids with enlarging the original sewing pattern as well! Read this tutorial and sew a lovely Miniature angel ornament! (To use the pattern download link  please choose the "original language" button below! The pattern download link will be under the pictorial tutorial in blue. )
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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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