I have a fun, easy little bird pattern to share today, as a part of the Sew A Softie group. I love the Sew A Softie community – Trixi from Coloured Buttons organizes it and all over the world, bloggers share free softie patterns and organize softie sewing workshops. Her passion for getting kids started sewing is lovely; you can see my review of her e-book for kids sewing here. In the past I have shared a free sheep softie and a free pocket kitty softie, this Christmas season I have a jingle bird!
I love finding free toy sewing patterns 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. Handmade toys and stuffies are always my favorite thing to sew, I focused on toys in this post but you can see two posts of free stuffie patterns that match up with beloved kids books in this post and a second post.
As I start brainstorming for Christmas gifts to sew for kids, I thought I’d share some of the free patterns I’ve found. There are ideas for babies up through preschoolers, with lots of open ended play inspiration. Please let me know if you try any of them!
I’ve been doing some digital organizing and realized I never blogged about this super cute stuffed owl pattern! It’s from Abby Glassenberg Design, I tested it out for her and had fun sewing it. She used a really nifty paper format so it can be sold in quilt shops, it looks super polished and is easy to follow. I have a second copy of the pattern I’ll give away to someone, read to the end of the post for details! I don’t know what it is about owls, but they never get old. We love seeing them in the wild when we go hiking and we love them as stuffies that can come inside!
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If there’s one thing I always want more of, it’s sleep. My kids live to pounce on me and wake me up, or come ask me questions when my husband is kindly letting me sleep in. I thought maybe a sleep mask would help me ignore them, so I’m sharing this free sewing mask pattern! This would be a great project to sew if you’re taking any trips soon, or maybe the perfect stocking stuffer for any friends who have little people poking them awake.