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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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Crocheted ( amigurumi ) baby mouse
We would like to you present “Buttons”, the little crocheted ( amigurumi ) baby mouse!  This soft toy is fairly simple to make as it uses simple crochet stitches and techniques.  The main difficulty that we can see is being able to manipulate the yarn and crochet hook, as the circumference of the body parts are quite small at times! Be patient and you should be just fine!  This cutie baby mouse is a perfect gift for your kids, and the best is: you can create a whole crocheted mouse family with leftover yarn.
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Felt easter chick with ribbon (with template)
Are you looking for an adorable easter gift / soft toy or a fun easter decor? Dou you like felt and sewing? If your answers are yes, this adorable felt easter chick is a perfect easter craft project for you! In this super craft website you can find a complete picture assembling tutorial and (of course) a free template! This adorable felt chick (or duck) is a perfect easter gift or a super cute soft toy for the kids. You can even decorate the nursery room with them, just replace the bead eyes with embroidered ones.
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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 Pom pom fruits
These adorable and fun pom pom fruits make great play foods that are soft to hold and colorful to the eye. These pom pom designs are very easy to make, and the toy fruits doesn't require too much yarn thereforeyou can easily create them only with leftowers! These pom pom toys not just only perfect fun craft projects for the kids but you can also use them as fun decors for your home ( at summer or on a party ) just put them into a nice bowl!
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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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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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Tilda style long eared bunny softie (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style bunny softie! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a perfect soft toy for kids, or you can use this adorable Tilda style bunny to decorate your home at spring / easter. In this nice craft website you can find a free sewing pattern and a nicely photo detailed sewing tutorial which will help you to create this cute rabbit and his/her clothes from scrap fabrics! With following the bunny making tutorial (and alternate the pattern sizes) you can sew a whole bunny family!
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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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DIY Disney Tsum-tsum sock plushies (Pluto,Donald,Mickey,Goofy)
Look at these super cute tsum-tsum style Disney plushies ! ( Pluto, Donald, Mickey and Goofy ) They are made from socks ! This soft toy making project is a perfect way to repurpose pairless socks , with a help of a little piece of felt, and hand sewing ! Sock knit is a very easy beginner sewing material because it doesn't fray at the edges and it's soo stretchy which make these Disney plushies reallyyyy squishy. ( And socks are also inexpensive and easy to get! ) Create some tsum-tsum soft toys for your kids with this nice step-by-step video hand sewing and plushie making tutorial !
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DIY adorable sock sloth - soft toy from socks
This is a very cute way to convert the basic method of making a sock monkey into an adorable sloth ! Adding velcro to his hands means you can hang him anywhere you want, though I must warn you - he doesn't move anywhere too fast! 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 ! This super cute sock sloth is a perfect kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for every ocassion and it's also a nice way to repurpose pairless or unwanted ( brown ) socks !
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Log slice poufs (with sewing pattern)
Isn't this log slice pouf  just so darling? These little tree stumps wood look great in a child's reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating. We love trees, faux bois, and woodland themes for decorating - this collection ticks all those boxes! You could use them for pretend play, as stepping stones, as mini poufs, or skip the heavier filling and fusible fleece and use them as throw pillows. This gorgeous kid's room decor is not  just fun and comfy but also very easy to sew!
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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 slipper boots from old sweaters
What's better on a chilly autumn/winter day than a DIY cozy upcycled slipper?  Jen from Home Sweet Soul will show you how to create your own cute and cozy slipper boots from an old sweater - and it couldn't be easier. You don't even need a sewing machine! We think these would make excellent Christmas presents for basically anyone on your list! You can make these cozy upcycled slippers with any types of sweaters from knitted - to cotton fabrics.
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Fingerless fox gloves - free crochet pattern
Today she's sharing with us her new fox fingerless gloves crochet pattern made with front post single crochet stitches. No matter what crochet hooks you use, you can make these fun and cozy fox fingerless gloves  for yourself in a rainy fall / snowy winter afternoon. You can use this super adorable fox crochet pattern to make fingerless gloves (or  handrwarmers ) for your family as a nice Christmas gift or just to show your love. It's not really an easy / beginner crochet project but absolutely worth to try!
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DIY knitted pumpkins - fall decor
Do you love knitting? Are you looking for an easy but cozy fall decor project ? Try these super cute knitted fall pumkins! In this nice knitting website you will find a detailed knitting tutorial on how to make these adorable knit pumpkins ( and lots of yarn color ideas as an extra). You can use these cute pumpkins to decorate your home at autumn / Halloween, or you can even make some for your kids as  softs toys or a huge cozy floor pillow!
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DIY sewn knot pillows - stylish home decor
Make your space your own and instantly freshen up your couch or bed with this fun, do-it-yourself knot pillow! This gorgeous Celtic knot pillow is soo comfortable and also very easy to sew! No advanced sewing skills required! All you need is to be able to sew a straight line, and you, too, can make this unique pillow in minutes! Of course you can use another celtic knot pattern if you don't like this one, because this DIY cozy knot pillow will look good in any form! Use the finished knot pillows to decorate your home at any time of the year or give them as nice homemade gifts for a special occasion!
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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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No-sew sock penguin - easy winter craft idea for kids
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! In this nice craft website you can find other sock softie ideas such as the snowman and Santa!
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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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 unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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3 adorable handmade plushies (sock toys) - cat,dog and sheep
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make these adorable plushies ( dog, cat and sheep ) completely out of socks ! These sock plushies / soft toys make great DIY presents and are really relaxing and enjoyable to sew. If you already have some experience with sewing , then these sock cat/dog/sheep plushies should be very easy to make. If you're a complete beginner in sewing , then you should get the hang of it after practising with a few plushies. This is a great DIY to do together, especially during the holiday time. You can use any type of socks with different color and pattern they will be super cute in any form!
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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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DIY Wool blanket coat
You can make this super easy blanket coat with a simple wool blanket and a belt you might already have around the house! Do you have some beautiful and warm wool blankets? Make one personalized stylish poncho out of them!  This brilliant craft idea will work well also with fleece and other non-fraying fabrics. This quick winter/autumn sewing fashion project is a perfect choice for beginners because it's really easy to sew! You can use any cozy winter/autumn blankets (even fun colorful IKEA fleece blankets) to create one unique jacket for yourself or for the kids! These quick blanket coats also perfect for camping or going outside to the garden because
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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 baby nest ( free sewing pattern )
This handmade baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies! Sew a baby nest and use anywhere your baby is resting. Having their own nest, will help your baby settle easier especially in new environments as they will quickly recognize the smell and feel of their nest.  You can use your baby nest virtually anywhere around the house, or bring it with you wherever you go! This soft and cozy DIY baby nest is perfect for travelling as your little one can sleep anywhere stress free! If you intend to use for co-sleeping the baby nest provides a safe barrier between you and your baby. In this site you will find a free baby nest sewing pattern as well as a nice tutorial on how to sew it!
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DIY Lovely heart bunny Easter decor (free sewing pattern)
Easter - one of our favorite spring holidays! Today we invite you to create a sweet handmade gift for Easter  a cute Tilda style DIY heart bunny fabric softie. This cute spring/Easter decor can be sewn from leftover fabrics so it can be a perfect scrap buster sewing project as well! In this nice website you will find a free sewing pattern and a nice photo documented step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Tilda style heart bunny Easter softie! If you love adorable whimsical bunnies and lovely, stylish skandinavian  decorations this project is a must for you!  It can be also a great soft toy if you leave out the burlap ribbon (or just simply use something softer).
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