8 DIY Kids’ Plushies And Softies To Sew

8 diy kids plushies and softies to sew cover

A softie or a plushie is a great toy idea for a child – from babies to toddlers and even later. It’s a great companion for playing reading, eating and of course for sleeping. Today we’ve gathered a whole bunch of such cool plushies and softies that can be sewn for your kids, get inspired!

We are used to see bunnies, cats, teddy bears but this plushie is none of that kinds, it’s a unique idea – a baby sock monkey! There are plenty of tutorials out there for full sized monkeys, but here’s how to make a baby monkey. Beginners may wish to start with a full sized monkey first, babies are a touch more fiddly as the pieces are smaller. Of course you can always dress your monkeys too, mine are often seen wearing a scarf, a tutu or sometimes both! Let me know if you’d like a tutorial on how I do either of these, or if you have a go at making a monkey yourself.

DIY colorful sock monkey plushie (via www.wagdoll.co.uk)

DIY colorful sock monkey plushie (via www.wagdoll.co.uk)

Aren’t yeti monsters so awesome? Over on Vectortuts, you can learn how to make the vector illustration of a cute yeti monster. Now in this tutorial, you’ll learn how to turn the illustration into a real life 3D softie. When finished, it will be around 25cm (10 inches) tall. It makes a great gift for kids or any monster lover. Head over to the tutorial to make it! You can change the colors, facial expression, and make a whole collection of different monsters. The possibilities are endless!

DIY kawaii yeti monster plushie (via crafts.tutsplus.com)

DIY kawaii yeti monster plushie (via crafts.tutsplus.com)

Everybody loves bunnies, they are so cute! This bunny softie is easy to sew and so squishable! She would be an adorable addition to an Easter basket and would also make a great baby gift. You’ll need about an hour to make this project from start to finish. I hope you enjoy this free pattern!

DIY cute white bunny baby softie (via whileshenaps.com)

DIY cute white bunny baby softie (via whileshenaps.com)

This isn’t only a plushie, it’s also a pillow! The cat pillow is made with denim, a pair of socks and a hand embroidered face. You may adapt the project slightly to use a felted wool sweater and striped fabric or some other materials you have at hand. You can also change the size of the cat to make it comfortable for your baby and use a machine to embroider. Read up to make the whole thing!

DIY cat plushie or pillow with embroidery (via mypoppet.com.au)

DIY cat plushie or pillow with embroidery (via mypoppet.com.au)

Let’s sew a sheep stuffed animal! This free sheep softie pattern is so much fun; fast and easy to sew. The simple shapes would make it a great sewing project for kids and the size makes it perfect for hugging. The floppy limbs are easy to hold on to, so I bet babies would like playing with it too! A finished sheep measures 9.5″ high and 8.5″ wide and takes maybe a night to make. This simple softie is easy to sew by hand or machine, and the little legs are perfect for tiny hands to hang on to.

DIY black and white sheep plushie (via swoodsonsays.com)

DIY black and white sheep plushie (via swoodsonsays.com)

This tutorial will tell you how to make a super cute stuffed ermine for a child. The tutorial is pretty simple and won’t take much time, so read it, make a couple of cuties and give your new friends a hug, because they all finished! And is it just me or does this otter look like he’s ready for some disco fever?

DIY ermine plushie that is easy to sew (via wildolive.blogspot.com)

DIY ermine plushie that is easy to sew (via wildolive.blogspot.com)

This bunny is made of an old cashmere sweater, and she looks and feels amazing. There’s something extra comforting about having made this bunny rabbit out of an old sweater and your kid will sleep with a calming and soothing feeling with it.

DIY cute bunny plushie of an old cashmere sweater (via www.leighlaurelstudios.com)

DIY cute bunny plushie of an old cashmere sweater (via www.leighlaurelstudios.com)

This is a super cute and super soft plush bunny for winter – it’s dressed up with a red scarf and has a red nose reminding me of Rudolph the deer. The bunny is designed as a snowman and resembles one but those ears are super cute and bunny-like! Enjoy crafting and make your child happy.

DIY snow bunny plushie that resembles a snowman (via wildolive.blogspot.com)

DIY snow bunny plushie that resembles a snowman (via wildolive.blogspot.com)