7 Stuffed Animals You Can DIY for your Kids!

stuffed animals

Stuffed animal toy is one of Kid’s favorite.You can give your kids a personalised present without spending much. This is actually a great way to save money. You can make a very cute and cuddly animal stuffed toys with these ready-to-use patterns. Your kids will surely love this! 🙂

1. Henry & Helga Plushies

Henry & Helga Plushies

You’ll Need:

1 fat quarter in main fabric print
1 fat quarter in contrast fabric
scrap piece of iron on interfacing
polyfil stuffing
Printed pattern pieces
Sewing Machine

INSTRUCTIONS

2. Sock Dragon

Sock Dragon

You’ll Need:

Sock (crew length), adult size, solid color, 1 pair
Sock (crew length), toddler size, stripes in contrasting color, 1 pair
Safety eye 5/8″ [15mm], black, 2; or button; or felt
Bead, 3/16″ [5mm], black
Felt, red, 1″ x 1 1/2″
Felt, yellow, 4″ x 4″
Poly-fill stuffing material
Embroidery floss, yellow
Sewing threads (matching colors)
Sock dragon templates
Sewing machine (optional, you can hand-sew without machine)
Sewing needle (prefer long, about 2″) and pins
Pen
Erasable fabric marker
Scissors
Blunt point tweezers

INSTRUCTIONS

3. Hot Pink Giraffe

Hot Pink Giraffe

You’ll Need:

1 yard fabric for the Body of Giraffe (with thread to match)
1/4 yard of fabric for Spots (with thread to match)
1 Spool of Yarn (preferably matching the color of the spots)
Black Felt for Eyes (with thread to match)
A least one Bag of Poly Fill to stuff your Giraffe
scissors
pin
sewing machine

INSTRUCTIONS

4. Toby the Stuffed Turtle with a Hidden PJ Pocket

Toby the Stuffed Turtle with a Hidden PJ Pocket

You’ll Need:

Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome New Home 7700 QCP)
Zipper foot (optional)
Walking foot (optional)
½ yard of 58-60″ soft fleece for the turtle’s bottom shell and secret pocket; we used and suggest a green/white chevron Cuddle
NOTE: This amount allows a bit extra for fussy cutting the pocket to match.
¾ yard of 58-60″ soft fleece for the turtle’s shell, shell piping, head, feet and tail; we used and suggest a green Cuddle with white dots; it’s more interesting than a plain green
Scrap or ¼” yard of medium-weight fusible interfacing to stabilize the neck, you only need an 8″ x 8″ square; we used Décor Bond by Pellon
ONE 12 oz bag of Poly-Fil® 100% Premium Polyester FiberFill or similar
1½ yards of ½” cording
TWO ½”- ¾” black dome-type, shank buttons or felt or similar to create ½”- ¾” black fabric circles; we used ¾” dome buttons purchased locally
½ yard of fold-over elastic; we recommend Dritz Fold-Over Elastic in lime to match the underside fabric
All purpose thread to match fabrics and fold-over elastic
Strong thread for attaching the button (optional), we used Coats Dual Duty Heavy in Black
Cotton floss in a contrasting color (optional)
NOTE: The floss is an option should you want to outline the turtle’s smile – we opted not to use it, preferring Toby’s shy, subtle smile, however, if you choose a darker color, on which the darts are less visible, you may want to add a running stitch along the dart lines for emphasis.
See-through ruler
Fabric pen or pencil
Iron and ironing board
Scissors
Rotary cutter and mat
Seam gauge
Seam ripper
Straight pins
Long doll needle for sewing button eyes in place, we used Dritz Doll Needles
Hand sewing needle

INSTRUCTIONS

5. Mismatched Socks? Sew a Sock Snake!

Mismatched Socks Sew a Sock Snake

You’ll Need:

at least 10 clean socks
sewing machine
thread
scissors
buttons
5″ of red ribbon
pillow stuffing
sewing needle

INSTRUCTIONS

6. Joyful Bear

Joyful Bear

You’ll Need:

1 yard of fabric for the body
1/2 yard of fabric for the color details
1 set of animal eyes 18mm
small piece of felt for the nose
Stuffing material
Sewing machine or thread and needle for hand-stitching

INSTRUCTIONS

7. Snuggly Owl

Snuggly Owl

You’ll Need:

Sewing machine
Fabrics in desired colors (see Cutting Instructions)
Thread to match fabrics
Polyester stuffing
Scissors/shears
Straight pins
Hand sewing needle

INSTRUCTIONS

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