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Stuffed Animal & Softies Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Stuffed Animal & Softies Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Stuffed animals, plush toys and softies have always been a favorite project for sewists and quilters. It makes sense — who can resist these cute and lovable friends, especially when made in Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky fabrics! 

Here at Shannon Fabrics we’ve experimented with a variety of patterns and pattern makers who specialize in stuffed animal and softies designs (you can catch many of our stuffed animal tutorials on Sew Together Tuesday), so today we’ve gathered a few of our favorites to share with you, in alphabetical order. 

READ MORE: How to Sew the Cutest Lamb Stuffed Animal (Video Tutorial) 

This is just the first in a series of blog posts highlighting stuffed animal sewing patterns that are especially suitable for Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® fabrics — check back often and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates! 

Great stuffing is just as important as great fabric! We made most of these using our favorite polyester stuffing from our good friends, Fairfield World

Patterns shown in image above: Dilbert the dinosaur by Melly and Me (on left) (Cuddle® 3 Midnight Blue, Snow, Black, Dark Lime, Dark Turquoise). Other Dinosaurs by Funky Friends Factory: Tristan & Trixie Triceratops (Luxe Cuddle® Sorbet Tidal Wave, Cuddle® 3 Seafoam, Opal) - Tristan & Trixie Triceratops (Luxe Cuddle®  Firefly, Cuddle® 3 Kelley Green)- Tristan & Trixie Triceratops (Luxe Cuddle® Sorbet Paradise, Cuddle® 3 Orange, Royal Blue) - Timmy T-Rex (Cuddle® 3 Saltwater, Luxe Cuddle® Marble Belize). Quilt pattern: Fabulous 5 Cuddle® Kit Point Break

Stuffed Animal and Softies Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Abby Glassenberg Designs (While She Naps)

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Patterns and books for sewing softies, stuffed animals and kids crafts. Specializes in tutorials and teaching. Has a blog about the home sewing industry and running a craft business. Sewing pattern designer, craft book author, writer and teacher. 

Sewing pattern: Lovey Dovey - Mouse, Lamb, Lion, Monkey

Fabrics: Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky fabrics

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Atelier Caroline Sew

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PDF patterns for stuffed animals, decorative objects and crafts. Based in Montreal, Canada. Owner is an artist by trade but crafting is her main love.

Sewing patterns: Lion - Stuffed Toy Cat and Lion DIY Rag Doll; Mouse - Stuffed Toy Mouse DIY Rag Doll; Dog - Stuffed Toy Dog DIY Rag Doll

Fabrics: Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky fabrics

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Carol’s Zoo 

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Famous for her stuffed animal patterns which contain ONLY two pattern pieces. Also offers patterns and limited-edition kits for spirit dolls as well as wearables and accessories.

Sewing pattern: Elephant Family

Fabrics: Luxe Cuddle® Frosted Zebra Gray

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Cotton Ginny’s 

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Concentrates on craft and stuffed animal patterns. Offers a great selection and variety of patterns especially created for minky plush fabrics (blankets, animals, plush toys and baby). Also provides patterns for wearables, kids, aprons, home décor, totes & fashion and placemats and holiday.

Sewing pattern: Little Hippo

Fabrics: Luxe Cuddle® Hide Silver, Cuddle® 3 Snow, Luxe Cuddle® Hide Snow

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Fluffmonger

Website

PDF sewing patterns as well as sewing supplies and notions. Also offers eco-friendly gifts and crafts.

Sewing pattern: Stuffed Otter

Fabrics: Cuddle® 3 Mocha, Luxe Cuddle® Heather Quartz

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Funky Friends Factory 

Website 

Soft toy and plush doll sewing patterns, including beginner and holiday, step-by-step photo tutorials, toy-making tips and kits. Australian based.

Sewing patterns and fabrics:

Tristan & Trixie Triceratops (Luxe Cuddle® Tidal wave, Cuddle® 3 Seafoam, Opal) 

Diggles Dragon (Luxe Cuddle® Sorbet Firecracker, Cuddle® 3 Red)

Timmy T-Rex (Luxe Cuddle® Firefly, Cuddle® 3 Kelley Green)

Igor Iguana (Luxe Cuddle® Sorbet Atlantis, Cuddle® 3 Navy, Emerald, Lime)

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Happy Heart Patterns 

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Creative patterns and projects, many with country charm and a primitive appeal. Many dolls and holiday inspired patterns. Easy-to-follow projects with complete instructions and full size pattern pieces. 

Sewing pattern: Bunny Gnomes #HHF-509

Fabrics: Luxe Cuddle® Hide Blush, Cuddle® 3 Snow, Beige, Platinum

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

McCall’s Pattern Company

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Includes the Butterick, Kwik Sew and McCall’s pattern brands; all of which offer stuffed animals as well as crafts, dolls and toys patterns. 

Sewing pattern: McCall’s Pattern M7819 Soft Toy Animals- Cat, Bear, Unicorn, Horse, Pig 

Fabrics: 

Bear (Luxe Cuddle® Sorbet Mermaid, Cuddle® 3 Saltwater) 

Unicorn (Cuddle® 3 Snow, Tie Dye Cuddle® Pastel) 

Pig (Cuddle® 3 Blush, Luxe Cuddle® Marble Blush, Cuddle® 3 Natural, Tie Dye Cuddle® Pastel)

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Melly & Me

Website

Plush toys but also quilts, and contemporary home décor. Based in Australian so many patterns feature Australian themes and animals.

Sewing pattern: Buddy Bear

Fabrics: Cuddle® 3 Mocha, Luxe Cuddle® Heather Quartz

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

Mckay Manor Musers

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Supplies stuffed animal patterns as well as blankets, baby, quilts and crafts. Mother and daughter team of crafty women. 

Sewing pattern: Duckling and Sheep- Barnyard Buddies Jelly Bean Faces Puffy Pillow

Fabrics: 

Duckling (Luxe Cuddle® Rose Banana, Cuddle® 3 Mandarin, Snow, Black) 

Sheep (Luxe Cuddle® Llama White, Cuddle® 3 Vanilla, Snow, Black)

Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 1)

We hope we’ve inspired you to try sewing a stuffed animal with Cuddle®! Let us know in the comments if there are patterns or pattern companies we should try, and as mentioned, stay tuned for upcoming blog posts on even more super cute patterns and pattern companies for stuffed animals! 

If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Ellen Mickelson
Ellen Mickelson is the Marketing Manager at Shannon Fabrics. She loves sewing, quilting and knitting, as well as plants, flowers and gardening. Ellen is a cat lover, and a super proud parent who likes being in nature, taking walks outside around the MN lakes, working out and yoga. She's also a beginning Salsa dancer.
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