25+ Easy Stuffed Animal Patterns

These sewing patterns for stuffed animals are so adorable! Make a beautiful homemade stuffed animal for your child today.

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor,
Updated March 21, 2018
25 Easy Stuffed Animal Patterns

Learning how to make a stuffed animal is one of the cutest sewing tutorials you can explore. Sure, making your own clothes and home décor is a little more practical, but when you learn how to make stuffed animals you learn how to make a friend!

Easy stuffed animal patterns are some of the quirkiest and some of the quickest sewing projects for beginners out there because they are usually small and simple.

We have a ton of stuffed animal patterns that you can use to make homemade stuffed animals for everyone in your family. Whether you are looking to make a DIY gift for a kid in your life or just want to give a friend something cute, there is a stuffed animal pattern for you.

From homemade stuffed animals from under the sea like whales and fish to exotic plushies like elephants and sloths, free stuffed animal patterns are always unique. Learn how to make stuffed animals from around the world with our 25+ Easy Stuffed Animal Patterns.

If you are learning how to make a stuffed animal, you will need to know some pretty basic sewing skills. While making stuffed animals can be very easy, it does involve some intricate work from time to time. Not all stuffed animals are created equal, so make sure you review the how to make a stuffed animal pattern of your choice before getting started.

There might be a new skill you need to practice. All of the homemade stuffed animal ideas below are relatively easy stuffed animal patterns, so get to sewing!

Small and Easy Stuffed Animal Patterns

Peppy Scraps Penguin

Scrap busters have never been cuter! Learn how to make a stuffed animal that can fit into your pocket with these itty bitty ideas.

These small, free, easy stuffed animal patterns make fantastic stocking stuffers like this Peppy Scraps Penguin, as well as surprise gifts and fantastic pick-me-ups for your sewing blues.

Check out these cute little projects listed, with each image for 2–10 shown below.

  1. Peppy Scraps Penguin (shown here)
  2. Wise Mr. Owl Craft
  3. Stuffed Fabric Turtles
  4. Stuffed Elephant Pattern
  5. Chunk the Sloth
  6. Sweet Sheep Softie
  7. Sammy the Circus Seal
  8. Hoot Owl Stuffed Animal Pattern
  9. Flying Squirrel Softie Pattern
  10. Penguin Stocking Stuffer

Modern and Classic Free Stuffed Animal Patterns

Little Notes Sock Monkey Pattern

These easy stuffed animal patterns look like something you might have owned as a child or you would see in the stores.

Use vintage sewing patterns and recognizable animals to make a homemade friend that your kiddo will adore, like these Little Notes Sock Monkey Patterns. These ideas are sentimental, simple, and precious. There are even a few modern animal patterns, too.

Check out these cute little projects listed, with each image for 12–23 shown below.

  1. Little Notes Sock Monkey Pattern (shown here)
  2. Mad Cat Stuffed Animal Pattern
  3. Warren the Charity Bear
  4. Football Pig 
  5. How Joyful Bear 
  6. No Sew Vintage Dolls
  7. Fast Floppy Finned Fat Quarter Fish
  8. Plaid Whale Plushie
  9. Traditional Rag Doll Pattern 
  10. Made to Love Vintage Doll
  11. How to Make a Frog Prince
  12. Wallace the Whale
  13. Fleece Fox Puppet

Jumbo Patterns for Stuffed Animals

Grump in the Night Monster Pattern

Bigger is not always better, but when it comes to stuffed animal patterns it can sure be a lot of fun. Little kids love lifesize companions and these will certainly make them smile for years!

From kid’s room ideas to extra snuggly friends, these jumbo patterns for stuffed animals show you how to make stuffed animal patterns that you can hug tight, like this scarily cute Grump in the Night Monster Pattern.

Check out these cute little projects listed, with each image for 25–29 shown below.

  1. Grump in the Night Monster Pattern (shown here)
  2. Star Wars Inspired Homemade Dolls
  3. Cuddly Critter Homemade Heating Pad
  4. How to Make a Bunny Big
  5. Soft Fox Plush
  6. Print and Sew Bear

  • Star Wars Inspired Homemade Dolls

    Celebrate the always popular Star Wars films with these amazing plush patterns, like Chewie or Maz Kanata.

  • Cuddly Critter Homemade Heating Pad

    Make a stuffed animal pattern that is not only cute but useful! These little animals double as heating pads.

  • How to Make a Bunny Big

    You can make this pretty bunny almost as big as your child. This pattern will show you how to do it.

  • Soft Plush Fox

    This simple style of fox is so huggable and soft. It can also be made with all sorts of belly fabric patterns.

  • Print and Sew Bear

    It's hard to resist a printable sewing pattern. This friendly and lovable bear is easy to make because it involves printing the design. 

What is your child's favorite stuffed animal?
Let us know below in the comments!

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When I was a kid, my sisters and I shared this one stuffed animal that we all loved equally - it was a white shaggy dog named Max.


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