15 ideas to make a do-it-yourself soft toy
Making soft toys is an interesting creative process that is fascinating not only for adults, but also for children. To make the toy really beautiful, you need to make a little effort and imagination. Especially for you, we made a selection of 15 inspirational ideas on how to make a soft toy with our own hands. Use them and neck with pleasure!
1. A fun company
Please your child with a fun company of cute soft toys. You can sew them yourself or with your baby. For work, you will need a fleece of different colors, a filler, beads for the eyes and a piece of skin to make a voluminous nose.
You can print a toy pattern or, enlarging it on the monitor, attach a sheet of paper and circle it. Next - transfer all the details to the fabric and note that for the body you need to cut two blanks, for the legs - four, still need two white circles for the eyes and one leather for the nose.
First, form the legs, using for each two blanks, sew them to one of the parts of the base. Now we sew the torso from the wrong side, leaving a small gap in the lower part. We twist, stuff the toy with a filler and sew a hole with a hidden seam.
Now we sew all the details of the muzzle, as shown in the photo. To form a voluminous nose, you need to go around the edge of the leather mug with a needle and thread and tighten it tightly, fill it with filler. You can simply embroider a mouth. Our wonderful little animal toy is ready! Use the patterns provided below and make a whole company for your baby!
Probably, there will be no child who would not be delighted with the playful faces of cute kittens. But not every mother is ready for a heroic act - to have a living pet in her apartment.
We sew funny toys made of fabric, stuff them with cotton wool, padding polyester or stuffing from old pillows. Add accessories at your discretion, for example, a cat scarf or an openwork bow for a cat.
3. Pillow owls
Decorate your child’s room with decorative pillows. They can be sewn in the form of cute owls - your baby will be happy to go to bed surrounded by such a company.
Making such a pillow toy will not take much time - correctly redraw the pattern, sew the details and fill with a soft “stuffing”. Next, form a muzzle with large curious eyes.
Smeshariki are the favorite cartoon characters of many children. We sat in the children's Funny Krosh, a flirty Nyusha, a thoughtful Hedgehog, and other “round” little animals sewn with their own hands - your child will be immensely grateful to you.
Choose fleece of different colors - preferably, such as in the cartoon, because your child is used to perceive the characters of the cartoon just like that. For eyes and noses, you can use beads, buttons or fabric. Do not forget about accessories! For example, little Nyusha can come up with a bow, and the Hedgehog can not do without glasses.
5. Soft toy "Bunny" from a sock
A magnificent bunny can be made without spending much effort. For work, you will need a regular sock, several thin elastic bands (you can use a thread), shreds of white and black fabric for decoration of the muzzle, a ribbon for a bow and a pompom tail.
Divide the sock conditionally into three parts. Two of them - the body and the head, fill with a filler and drag the elastic. From the rest, cut out the ears and sheathe the edges. Now cut out the details of the face and paste. It remains to sew the pompom tail and decorate the neck with a bow. Bunny is ready!
According to a similar pattern, it is possible to make cheerful snowmen out of socks, which will become excellent decorations of the room for the Christmas holidays. They can be placed on cabinets, shelves or Christmas tree.
7. Little elephants
Sshay a little elephant made of felt - turn it into a keychain or decoration for a children's backpack. Many multi-colored elephants will become a real decoration of the nursery, if you form a garland out of them!
Using a pattern, sew the main blank and separately the ears. Fill all the details with a synthetic winterizer and patch the holes. Staple the details and add a pair of bead eyes. To get a pendant keychain, do not forget to sew a loop - for this you can use a narrow braid.
8. Chicken basket
Using felt, you can sew a wonderful bulky hen. Put “kinder” or sweets in it - you will see how much joy such a gift will bring to your baby! And also, the miracle chicken can be used to design an Easter table or basket, filling it with dye eggs.
9. Little mouse
A cute little mouse will be a suitable toy for a child up to one year old. It will be conveniently placed in his pen, contribute to the development of tactile sensations.
Pick up bright flaps of fabric and contrasting threads. Sew all parts from the outside with a buttonhole stitch. Especially securely attach eyes and a bead nose to the body so that the baby cannot accidentally tear them off.
10. Hippo kid
For some unknown reason, these representatives of hot Africa are rarely found among children's toys, but the kids really like these cute creatures. You urgently need to fix this shortcoming. Prepare a dense cotton fabric of different colors, a filler and immediately get to work!
It is better that the fabric for the body and legs differ in color - so the toy will look funnier. For the eyes, use beads, buttons, or buy ready-made in the store for creativity. Do not forget about the small piece of tape for the tail.
Form the legs first by stuffing them with filler. Now you can start collecting toys - during the formation of the body, you need to simultaneously sew in the legs, stuff the toy, arrange the muzzle and tail. Such a wonderful hippo will certainly delight your child!
11. Fleece Bear
To make a teddy bear, it is better to use fleece - this is the most soft and pleasant to the touch material. Additional details in the form of ties, butterflies will give the toy a particularly stylish look.
Details of the pattern can well be adjusted, making the toy lower or higher, thin or full. Nevertheless, we recommend that you leave the arms and legs long, as shown in the photo - then your baby will be able to play hugging with the teddy bear.
12. Gnome Tilda
Tilda's toys have a special charm. Looking at them, as if you are plunging into the atmosphere of a cozy village life of past centuries. If you make a toy as a fairy-tale character - a gnome, it will always give a feeling of fairy magic.
The pattern in the photo shows how to make a wonderful company of Christmas gnomes, which can be placed under the tree or on the fireplace. Material for the "body" is better to take flesh-colored. If this is not available - first hold the fabric in a light solution of tea leaves and dry.
Clothing for gnomes is better to sew from bright materials and be sure not to forget about the cap with a bells - because it is the main sign of a real gnome!
13. Puppy made of fur
A soft toy made of fur will be especially warm and beautiful. It is not necessary to use natural material - faux fur is also quite suitable, especially since working with it is much easier.
When cutting out the details, follow the correct direction of the fur. You will need some more fleece to shape the inside of the ears and jaws of the dog. All details of the toy need to be filled with padding polyester and sew. On the face, make a screed with a thread, as shown in the photo, to give a realistic shape.
When the puppy is completely ready, you can add him a decoration in the form of a neck bow or a bright leash.
14. Hedgehog from fur and fleece
This toy will be made of two materials at once - the abdomen and fleece paws, and the fur coat. Transfer the patterns to the fabric at the desired scale, make patterns.
The fur coat and abdomen will be formed in two parts, so that the hedgehog turns out to be as voluminous as possible. All details must be filled with padding polyester or shreds of fabric. Now it remains to attach hand-sewn in advance stitched legs and draw a muzzle.
15. Funny trio
The three soft toy representatives of the zoo will take their rightful place among your baby’s favorites. To make these cute toys with your own hands, you need a minimum of materials and time.
Use patterns and colorful fabric. The details of the face can simply be embroidered or drawn with a marker.
If you want to attract children to work, trust them to make a toy whale. It is so simple that your child can easily cope with this task, and the result will delight the whole family!