30+ Sweet Softies: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}

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These are so cute, perfect for gift giving and stocking stuffers. They’re each sewn in fabric or felt, all patterns are available free online.

I had no idea how difficult it was to find tutorials for non-monster-alien-ish stuffies! Several Easter themed softies available too but I decided to keep the list from being overrun with rabbits, only one is included in the list below. I have a separate list of bunnies on this page.

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Beauregard Bear: Made with chenille, minky or other soft plush. Can be made in three different sizes (Small: 6 1/2″ x8″; Medium: 13″ x 16 1/2″; Large: 19″ x 24″).

Swaddle Babies: How cute are these! Dolls are sewn and bundled into swaddling blankets.

beccamariedesigns.blogspot.ca

beccamariedesigns.blogspot.ca

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Spring Chicken: Made with coordinating pieces of material, polyester or wool toyfill, small buttons for the eyes and other embellishments as you like.

Mr. Seahorse: Nice job! The tail curls up at the bottom.

liaspace.com

liaspace.com

craftinessisnotoptional.com

craftinessisnotoptional.com

Little Ladybug: Made with fabric, wool blend felt or fleece, ribbon (for the tags/legs) and stuffing.

Plattie The Platypus: Made with pink fleece, this is a simple project for beginners.

craftbits.com

craftbits.com

hammerandthread.blogspot.ca

hammerandthread.blogspot.ca

Owl Stuffies: Sew a cute owl with 3 coordinating pieces of material, a bit of orange felt, polyfill and fabric paint or felt for the eyes.

Donkey: Adorable donkey in grey with pretty pink for the ears and tummy area.

etsy.com

etsy.com

howjoyful.com

howjoyful.com

Joyful Bear: Includes a pdf to download that is loaded with template pieces.

Pillow Buddy: This is in two parts, the second is here. pdf download available.

twelvecraftstillchristmas.blogspot.ca

twelvecraftstillchristmas.blogspot.ca

rufflesandstuff.com

rufflesandstuff.com

Pippa & Rascal: A “fox” and “raccoon” characters to make for your favorite little one.

Stuffed Owl: Corduroy is used for the body, cotton print for the wings and felt for eyes, beak and feet.

soteitei.blogspot.ca

soteitei.blogspot.ca

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

Oopsie the Octopus: Click the print friendly version link at the bottom of page to get a copy.

Hamie the Hedgie: Adorable! Made of felt.

lollychops.com

lollychops.com

womansday.com

womansday.com

Kangaroo: Too cute! Includes directions for making “Joey the Baby”, which is a finger puppet and is stashed in mama’s pouch.

Molly Monkey: Adorable! Download via zip file (pdf).

mmmcrafts.blogspot.ca

mmmcrafts.blogspot.ca

oneredrobin.com

oneredrobin.com

Ruby Doll: Instructions for a
simple and versatile little doll.

Angel Doll: Instructions via pdf download.

pinoyinoz.blogspot.ca

pinoyinoz.blogspot.ca

thelongthread.com

thelongthread.com

Lucey Goosey: Made with canvas, heavyweight cotton, tweed, wool felt, etc.

Alpaca: A cute ‘lil alpaca in saddle and reins, pdf.

shishigirl.blogspot.ca

shishigirl.blogspot.ca

shishigirl.blogspot.com

shishigirl.blogspot.com

Elephant: It’s a 2-d stuffie, so if you just increase the size, you can make an elephant pillow.

Duck Plushy: Two pdf downloads, one for the templates and the other is the instructions.

mariskavos.nl

mariskavos.nl

dollmaker.nunodoll.com

dollmaker.nunodoll.com

Terry Cat: Made of terry cloth (pile cloth) of towel. It’s washable.

Pointy Kitty: This is available via pdf download.

weewonderfuls.typepad.com

weewonderfuls.typepad.com

noseynest.blogspot.ca

noseynest.blogspot.ca

Lucky Ducky: Made with felt and a scrap of material for the pouch.

Stripe-y Cat: Available via pdf download.

greenkitchen.com

greenkitchen.com

sewingstars.com

sewingstars.com

Mouse: Two pdf downloads, one for the template pieces and the other for the instructions.

Scotty: Too cute! Made with felt.

allsorts.typepad.com

allsorts.typepad.com

createstudio.blogspot.ca

createstudio.blogspot.ca

Sock Dog: Made with a large men’s sized sock, stuffing, a bit of ribbon for the collar and a button for the nose. Cute!

Cotton Candy Kitty: Made with Minky Double-Sided Cuddle Fabric, scraps of quilting cotton, fiberfill, embroidery floss and buttons for the eyes.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

womansday.com

womansday.com

Toy Giraffe: Made with printed material and has a braided yarn tail.

Bird: Use assorted scraps to make this toy (via jpg file).

thesaltypineapple.com

thesaltypineapple.com

etsy.com

etsy.com

Recycled Glove Chipmunk: This project uses an orphaned knit glove (brown), yarn, stuffing and other crafty bits to make a chipmunk.

Doll: Made with felted wool and assorted materials, heat n bond, stuffing, dried beans (optional).

60piggies.blogspot.ca

60piggies.blogspot.ca

womansday.com

womansday.com

Little Pup: Finished size is just 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

Humpty Dumpty: Project suitable for Intermediate to Advanced sewers.

ikatbag.com

ikatbag.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Purl Frog: Stuffed with dried mung beans, lentils, or buckwheat.

Stuffed Pig: Stuffed pig of pink felt. You may use any fabric, e.g. fleece, imitation suede, and so on.

dollmaker.nunodoll.com

dollmaker.nunodoll.com

tipnut.com

tipnut.com

Red Sock Monkey (pdf): Here’s a scan of a vintage project sheet from my collection, includes instructions for the sock elephant doll as well.

Rag Doll: Includes directions for making the dress (look for link at the bottom of the page).

quaintandquirky.blogspot.ca

quaintandquirky.blogspot.ca

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Published: October 25, 2008
Updated: August 29, 2012

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11 Comments to “30+ Sweet Softies: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}”
  1. June Williams says:

    HI! Love the cat. I am going to sew the face to the body before I stuff it. Just a suggestion. Can’t wait to make these for my grandchildren (the big ones too) June Bug

  2. Alice says:

    Hi! Just finished making the stripe-y cat for my little cousin. It worked out well-for my first softie =] Like June suggested, I stitched the face on before stuffing it.

    Thankyou for the pattern! I’m off to make another..Scotty maybe?
    Alice.

  3. Claire says:

    Wow! I love, love loooove Oopsie the Octopus!! I’m going to make one tommorow!!!

  4. Ellen says:

    How do I find this pdf pattern for oopsie the octopus. Please help ASAP.

    • TipNut says:

      Hi Ellen, click the link to visit the tutorial page then scroll down to the end of the tutorial. You’ll see a printer icon that says Printer Friendly Version, click that and it gives you the pdf.

  5. JudiAnn says:

    Thank you so much for the information in your website. It’s so nice to know we can get much needed patterns. I printed the Sock Monkey pattern and I’m very excited! Thank you again!

  6. Sarah says:

    My grandmother just gave me the same sock monkey kit from her crafting stash. I can’t wait to make them!

  7. kim says:

    love all these cute stuffed animals as I often make gifts for young children thanks for the inspirational ideas.

  8. raxita says:

    woww…i loved the duck n kangarooo…so beautiful

  9. Cara B says:

    I Love them ALL. Just not sure what to make first. this is sure to keep me busy this winter. Thank you. This is my favorite site :)

  10. g says:

    oooohhh they r sooooo cute!! loving them!!! hope 2 do a few of these when i have some free time!!


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