Handmade toys make cherished keepsakes for children of all ages. Whether you’re an expert seamstress or just getting started, these free stuffed animal patterns will help you stitch up a new friend for your favorite little one in no time at all.
Obviously, no stuffed animal collection is complete without a teddy bear or two. This cute design uses contrasting fabric on the paws and face for a pop of color. Learn more at Four Square Walls.
Complete with a patterned pocket for holding notes and tiny treasures, this adorable stuffed bunny is sure to become your child’s favorite friend. Visit Alice & Lois for the project instructions.
Crabs aren’t naturally known for being cute and cuddly creatures, but this stuffed toy has a charm all of its own. While She Naps has the instructions for this sewing project. The designer recommends using fleece for added softness, but you can substitute felt, wool, or cotton if desired.
If you’re looking for an oversized stuffed toy, you can’t go wrong with this friendly looking dinosaur. The finished project is large enough for a toddler to ride around his or her room, inspiring hours of fun pretend play. Head over to We Lived Happily Ever after for the instructions.
Stitch up an elephant and matching pillow for adorable DIY nursery decor. Get the free pattern by visiting Sew Home & Style.
This quirky flamingo is sure to bring a smile to a special child’s face thanks to the artful mixing of printed fabrics. Visit Sew Home & Style for the details.
These stuffed fox toys measure about 15″ tall, which makes them the perfect size for preschoolers to drag around all day long. Their scarves give them a wintery feel, which would make them suitable for giving as handmade Christmas gifts. Stitched by Crystal has the instructions.
This hand sewn stuffed koala makes for a cute stuffed animal project for an adult beginner or an older child who wants to learn how to sew. Visit Lia Griffith for the complete project instructions.
Stuffed Loch Ness Monster
An oversized Nessie the Loch Ness Monster adds a bit of whimsy to your child’s room, in addition to being a fun alternative to the traditional rocking horse. We Lived Happily Ever After has the free pattern.
This owl tag toy can be customized with rattles, toys, or teething rings added to the ribbons. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps while making something special for your little one. Two More Minutes has the instructions.
If you’re looking for a project sure to appeal to a little boy, how about making a stuffed toy snake? This project requires only minimal sewing skills and can be made using just ¼ yard each of two contrasting fabrics. Make It Love It has the details.