The Cutest Free Stuffed Animal Patterns

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Softies, Plushies, Stuffies, or Stuffed Animals. Any name will do. This collection of The Cutest Free Stuffed Animal Patterns will put a smile on your face. There’s something for everyone.

Best of all: Sewing softies is an excellent way to make a good use of those sewing scraps and an ideal  project for sewing beginners.

1. Nessie 

I really don’t know a child on the planet who wouldn’t want a stuffie that they could ride. I could see any of my grandkids sitting on this while pretending to (fill in the blank).

stuffed dinosaur

2. Penguins

I believe penguins are social animals, so I recommend creating a flock. This pattern also uses fat quarters ~ in case you have a few laying around.

stuffed penguins

 3. Sea Turtle

I love the expression on this sea turtle softie’s face. It’s like he’s peacefully swimming around in the ocean. This would be an excellent addition to a child’s room that has a beach or sea theme. Like the penguins, I believe there should be a collection.

stuffed turtle

4. Stuffed Bunny

I couldn’t create a collection of stuffed animals without including at least one bunny. And I particularly love this one because it has a pocket!

stuffed bunny

5. Pete the Bear

I am a huge fan of Abby Glassenberg’s work. She creates some of the most adorable plushie patterns around (that are for sale!). This bear is one of her freebies named Pete!

stuffed bear

6. Casey the Crab

I told you I was a fan. I had to also include Abby’s crab Casey because he has such an adorable expression on his face. I also love that he’s made out of fleece ~ making him super soft and cuddly.

stuffed crab

7. Stuffed Snakes

Most plushies tend to be more for girls, but these snakes have boy written all over them! Did you notice that they are made from minky cloth. Very clever, indeed.

stuffed snakes

8. Super Hero

Perfect for any child who is in love with super heroes. Think about how easy it would be to personalize this pattern.

stuffed super hero

9. Felt Koala

Everyone needs a pocket friend. This adorable koala is made from felted wool. Don’t you just love his little eucalyptus leaves? How absolutely perfect.

stuffed koala

10. Pocket Kitties

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  1. This may be one of my most favorite round up posts ever…I LOVE stuffed animals. I really want a sewing machine for Christmas (pleeeease hubby) so I can make my daughter cute little toys and things. I will be pinning this post and HOPEFULLY trying out these amazing ideas after Christmas time 😉 I got here from the Creativity Unleashed link party – so great to pin with you!

    1. A I love them all …great way to use up those left-overs!!
      Cheers from Bibbi, I’m a newbie to this site, and am in my sewing room as we speak!!!

    1. You will need to click on the link next to each of the names in the list. That should take you to the sites with the patterns.

  2. Hi, these are soooo cute and inventive- I love them all! For my cousin, I am making him a bag with a lion on the front so I was searching pinterest and I saw these adorable creatures but unfortunately I couldn’t find a lion which is the theme of the bag. Just wondering if there was a lion pattern I could have a look at? If not, never mind, I could make him one of these instead. xxx

  3. Hello, I am looking to use the penguin for this project. My young great nieces and nephews have just lost their grandmother and I was requested to make a memory pillow for them out of her shirts. Instead I am going to make a stuffed soft animal. How would you suggest I ad pieces of her shirts to this animal? The fabrics are a poly and rayon type. Do you have any suggestions to make this easier? Thank you.

    1. I really don’t have a ton of experience making stuffies. I suggest you check Pinterest for sites that specialize in this type of sewing.

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