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The cutest 25+ toys to sew for kids

The cutest 25+ toys to sew for kids

I love sewing toys for kids! There is something extra special about a child snuggling something that you’ve made them, and it is even more fun when they’re old enough to help you pick out fabrics and details just to their liking. For this list, I focused on toys to sew for kids with busy hands! Lots of zippers, buttons, and elements to keep them occupied instead of a simple stuffed animal or doll.

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Check out the cutest toy sewing patterns to make for kids! Lots of fine motor skills to practice on these toy patterns that zip, button, hide, and carry. Fun round up of sewing projects for kids and great handmade baby gift ideas! #sewing

Cutest toys to sew for kids

These are all independent pattern designers’ shops, keep scrolling to see the list of free kid toy sewing patterns that is separated out after this section!

The cutest “quiet book” sewing pattern from Little Dear, isn’t it so sweet? I love the mushroom detail!

Adorable chicks or peas in a pod stuffed animal sewing pattern from Choly Knight, my kids would’ve loved this when they were little!

Kid City play set sewing pattern from Peek-a-boo Patterns

Clever 3-d puzzle animals felt sewing pattern from Felt With Love Designs (she has other sets, too!)

doll house quiet book sewing pattern

Super detailed and adorable doll house quiet book sewing pattern from Rebecca Page.

stuffed dinosaur toy to sew

The sweetest little dinosaur stuffed animal sewing pattern with zipper eggs from Sweetbriar Sisters

My kids would’ve loved this as young toddlers! A discovery box sewing pattern from Pattern Play

Another zipper/button type toy, this time a sweet little caterpillar sewing pattern from Pattern Play

Twist on a classic plastic toy, with a fabric ring stacker sewing pattern from Pattern Play

Curious how this would actually be to play, but the idea is adorable, soft horseshoe set sewing pattern from Pattern Play

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Free toys to sew for kids

upcycled doll clothes tutorial

Upcycled free doll diaper sewing pattern here on Swoodson Says.

A DIY zipper toy for toddlers, here at Swoodson Says

arrow bean bag sewing pattern

Free fun arrow bean bags, here at Swoodson Says.

This one is technically no-sew but you COULD sew it if you wanted, an adorable felt mermaid quiet book from Sweet Red Poppy.

My kids would go nuts for this DIY castle playhouse at Fleece Fun.

A DIY toddler buckle toy here at Swoodson Says.

A quick and easy car toy belt at Sew What Alicia.

Turn those old jeans into fun beanbags - perfect for getting together in the backyard with a sweet ice cream treat! Check out this sponsored post for a free jeans upcycling pattern and tutorial. #ad #cg

Everyone loves beanbags, and these are upcycled denim beanbags here at Swoodson Says.

Bunny Bowling Set from The Long Thread/Etsy

The cutest dino “hobby horse” pattern at Adventure-in-a-Box.

Quilted Tea Party Set from Instructables

For older kids, a DIY dinosaur matching game here at Swoodson Says.

So much fun for dress up, a diy felt fairy wand here at Swoodson Says.

This is crazy creative, a quilted snakes & ladders playmat from Threadistry.

Toy & Doll Superhero Cape - a free pattern from Swoodson Says to make a toy superhero cape from Swoodson Says. Includes the entire alphabet forward and reversed for applique or freezer paper stenciling.

Toy Superhero Cape from Swoodson Says

Last but not least, felt food is the best because it doesn’t hurt if they throw it! See some of Applegreen Cottage’s favorite free patterns

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Marilyn Burnett

Tuesday 9th of April 2024

It is disappointing to me that Pinterest used to be a place where we could share all our ideas for free. The first time I saved this site it was free. Now everyone is selling their information. Maybe we should have a different site for people who want to share their ideas like Pinterest used to be and leave Pinterest for the people who now want to sell their items. Also, when selling their patterns they ask $20 or more. While most of the big pattern companies sell their patterns for that much, you can always get them on sale for $1.99 at JoAnns. So, the patterns are much too expensive.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 9th of April 2024

Hi Marilyn - this blog post has a section for free patterns and a section for patterns for sale, that has not changed. Why do you expect to get everything for free? Joann sells patterns at $1.99 at a loss in the hopes that you will come in and buy other things to make up for the difference, something a big corporation can afford to do. If you think a pattern is too expensive, simply do not buy it. But I'm very happy to both be one and to shop and support independent pattern designers, who deserve to be paid for their work. I think it is wrong when designers or bloggers advertise something as free on Pinterest and then change it 2 weeks later to have a fee - but that is not a practice that I use. Happy sewing!


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

OMG i am seriusly going to make all of these crafts thers so good


Sunday 28th of April 2019

Amazing collection! Toys helps kids mental growth. Its essential for kids skill development. Kids can learn many things through play. I am searching cutest toys to sew for kids. Thanks for such a helpful guideline sharing with us.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Learning through play is the best! Thanks Jenny!


Friday 1st of February 2019

I don't even know where to start. I want to make them all!

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