25+ Easy Stuffed Animal Patterns
These sewing patterns for stuffed animals are so adorable! Make a beautiful homemade stuffed animal for your child today.
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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 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!
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Small and Easy Stuffed Animal Patterns
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 2–11 shown below.
Sew up a little study buddy to make working a hoot!
These turtles can be made using whatever patterned fabric you want.
A loveable little elephant is a perfect gift for a baby or toddler.
This soft sloth pattern makes a friend that's just as cute as the real thing.
Kids will love this sweet sheep. It's so huggable and comforting.
It's showtime for this cute seal. This is a fun and creative sewing project for sure.
Great for beginner sewists, this simple owl will make anyone smile.
There are few stuffed animal patterns cuter than this smiley flying squirrel.
This adorable penguin is tiny, it's simple, and it's a perfect little present for the kiddos.
Enjoy the freedom to create these fun fish, which can be customized at every step.
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Modern and Classic Free Stuffed Animal Patterns
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 13–24 shown below.
- Little Notes Sock Monkey Pattern (shown here)
- Mad Cat Stuffed Animal Pattern
- Warren the Charity Bear
- Football Pig
- How Joyful Bear
- No Sew Vintage Dolls
- Fast Floppy Finned Fat Quarter Fish
- Plaid Whale Plushie
- Traditional Rag Doll Pattern
- Made to Love Vintage Doll
- How to Make a Frog Prince
- Wallace the Whale
- Fleece Fox Puppet
Inspired by a popular internet cat, this fun stuffed kitty pattern is also super easy.
A fabulous sewing pattern to make for children's charities or your favorite little one.
A play on the "old pigskin," this football-shaped pig toy is a project that will turn heads.
Don't buy teddy bears when you can make your own, especially this professional-looking version.
Not wanting to sew something today? Then work up one of these creative vintage dolls.
Use up some fat quarters to make one or two of these beautiful fish creations.
This is a free pattern. Whale you don't say? Make this nautical cutie with fun fabric combinations.
This sweet little doll will remind you of the simplicity of a past era.
Sew up a little boy or girl doll that have a vintage touch that will have people thinking they've been around forever.
You'll definitely want to give a kiss and hug to this sweet smiling froggy everytime you see him.
This stunningly elegant and accurate whale pattern is just what any new baby nursery needs.
So much fun is going to be had with this loveable and soft fox puppet in your home.
Find more easy sewing projects to give your children in 45+ Free Printable Sewing Patterns for Kids
Jumbo Patterns for Stuffed Animals
Bigger is not always better but, when it comes to stuffed animal patterns, it sure can 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 26–31 shown below.
Celebrate the always popular Star Wars films with these amazing plush patterns, like Chewie or Maz Kanata.
Make a stuffed animal pattern that is not only cute but useful! These little animals double as heating pads.
You can make this pretty bunny almost as big as your child. This pattern will show you how to do it.
This simple style of fox is so huggable and soft. It can also be made with all sorts of belly fabric patterns.
It's hard to resist a printable sewing pattern. This friendly and lovable bear is easy to make because it involves printing the design.
The pattern is intended to be made with fleece making it an easy project to complete.
Elephant Appreciation Day is 9/22! But you can celebrate anytime with these adorable elephant plush patterns, bags, pillows, and more: 10 Elephant Sewing Patterns (Free)
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