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24 DIY Toys, Stuffed Animal Patterns, & More

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When school is out for summer break and the kids are home looking for things to do, it can be difficult to keep them occupied! Here's where your sewing skills come in handy. We've rounded up some great free sewing patterns for games, toys, and stuffed animals kids will love. Follow along with these simple tutorials and learn how to make games, how to make a stuffed animal, and even how to make toys that are sure to keep the kids busy this summer.

Sure, you can find similar already-made toys at the store but they're usually pretty expensive. When you create DIY games, not only can you save money but you can personalize them to fit your child's interests. Sewing for kids who love the outdoors? Check out the Child's Outdoor Tent pattern below. You can set up a special camping party for siblings and friends! Or, if your kids love to learn, we've included Times Tables Memory Games, perfect for the studious type. Whether it's summer, winter break or just playtime over the weekend or after school, our DIY games are kid approved. Let these tutorials show you how to make games that will create lasting memories and lots of laughter.

How to Make Games

Store bought games are pricey and impersonal. Use these free sewing patterns and learn how to make games that are both inexpensive and personalized. We've collected free sewing patterns to make games kids will love to play. Make it a family night with simple games everyone can enjoy together. Once you know how to make games, the fun will never end.

Just sift through your fabric stash for leftovers and get to the sewing machine. Sewing for kids has never been so rewarding. They'll get a new game to play with and you'll get to see their smiling faces (or maybe you'll get a few minutes of quiet to yourself)! These free sewing patterns will show you how to make games that are fun to play with no matter the occasion.

How to Make a Stuffed Animal

Remember that stuffed animal you wouldn't let go of as a kid? How awesome would it be to create your child's favorite stuffed animal? With the help of these stuffed animal patterns, you can learn how to make a stuffed animal the little boy or girl in your life will adore. Stuffed animals in the store are overpriced and generic; the ones you create will be more affordable and special!

Once you know how to make a stuffed animal, you can make several for other children. There's nothing like the joy a child receives from hugging their favorite softie. Teach yourself how to make a stuffed animal and you can bring happiness to a child. How's that for sewing with a purpose?

How to Make Toys

Check out these free sewing patterns and learn how to make toys that are super easy and fun. All of our toy patterns include step-by-step instruction so you can learn how to make toys from start to completion. The toy patterns we've collected here are totally kid-approved.

Who wouldn't want to play in a handmade tent or throw around fabric beach balls in the sand? Plus, when you're learning how to make toys, you'll be spending some quality time with your sewing machine. You get to sew and they end up with new toys. It's a total win-win. Check out these free toys patterns and create a few the kids in your life with love and enjoy.

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