Babies & Kids

Quilted Stuffed Animals to Make for the Wee Ones in Your Life

Have you ever met a child that doesn’t love a good doll or stuffed animal? They are beloved toys that are treasured forever. Rather than purchasing one from a store, why not try quilting or sewing your own handmade creations? Softies are fun and quick to make. And these quilted stuffed animals make perfect gifts for the little ones in your life!

Here are 7 adorable softies and stuffed animal patterns available here on Craftsy:

Softy Bunnies in Blankets, on Craftsy

Photo via Larissa Holland

In the Baby Binky Bunny pattern, you will learn how to make a 15” baby bunny in a cloth diaper along with a 14″ by 18” patchwork blanket for the bunny to snuggle with. The pattern includes directions on how to make the bunny sleeping or awake, boy or girl. There is some space on the back to personalize the bunny with embroidery!

Quilted Stuffed Robot Toys, on Craftsy

Photo via Patchwork Posse

Learn how to sew a stuffed robot with this super easy Robot Plushie pattern! The robot sewing pattern makes a softie that measures 11″ by 6″. This is a great project for fabric scraps, leftover rickrack and buttons. Add some pink and you have a Miss Robot!

Quilted Stuffed Animal Owl

Photo via DIY Fluffies

Check out this adorable Owl Softie sewing pattern! The finished softie measures 12” across, so it makes a great pillow gift. There pattern includes hearts and raindrops for the belly, so the owl can be made for a little boy or a girl.

Quilted Stuffed Animal Elephants

Photo via Retro Mama

Little ones won’t be able to resist the big floppy ears, embroidered eyes, and cute knotted tail on this Elephant Softies. This pattern is perfect for the beginner stitcher, and you will receive an 8-page pattern with a tutorial, photographs and full-size pattern pieces. No need to enlarge, just print and sew!

Stuffed Quilted Dolls, on Craftsy

Photo via Tictac and Toe

The Matryoshka Dolls pattern is an easy-to-sew project that includes a bit of embroidery. These girls are named Nikita, Oksana, Tatiana, Anastasia and Svetlana, and instructions are included to make each. The finished doll is 12” tall!

Stuffed Monster Toy, on Craftsy

Photo via DIY Fluffies

Do you have lots of fabric scraps laying around? Use them for this funky monster! Little boys and girls will love playing with this little guy. This Monster Doll pattern includes an easy-to-follow tutorial with many illustrations.

Quilted Stuffed Dolls in Animal Costumes

Photo via Shoeology

What can cuter than children dressed up in costumes? You can make all three of these dolls for the little ones in your life! Paper patterns for all three dolls (fox, bear and bunny) are included in this purchase.

Quilted Stuffed Animal: a Colorful Bat

Photo via Soto Sewn

Last but certainly not least is the Batty Pattern! This sweet little bat is a fun and playful toy. Make it either creepy or cute, depending on the preference of your little one!

Have you ever made a softie or quilted stuff animal? Please share!


kathie gaffney

I would love to make these I have three great grand babies and another one due in March. They are so adorable.


Oooooooh, I love the blue elephant best of all!!

I made a plush dinosaur some years back. Even though it’s not extremely cute and it’s really quite basic, my boy still loved it as much as his other store-bought toys 🙂

Lynn Blinkhorn

I love the little patchwork apple on the window ledge in the photo of the elephants, do you have a pattern for that.

tiff w

I make giraffes….I’ve found some really cute ones out there…was hoping to see one on this list since they are a “hot” animal right now

virginia baker

what is the size of the elephants? Do you have a giraffe? The cost of the patterns and how to order? Virginia Baker

Rosemary Furbush

I saw a beautiful monkey and your web site in the April 2015 PASS IT ON column of the Guideposts. I also would love the giraffe pattern. Thanks, Rosemary Furbush


How can I get these patterns? I do a lot of quilts for homeless children. I think these would any child happy.

Nettie Remore

Would live to have patterns to make these at hospital for children who come in to emergency room


I was wondering if there is a limit on making the item and selling them. I know sometimes there is a minimal number you are allowed to sell. Some patterns say no to selling. I appreciate your time and thank you.


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