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 MORE of our favorites to share with you, in alphabetical order.
This is the second 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!
Pattern showed in the image above: Sweetbriar Sisters: Fancy Flock eBook; Swan, Ostrich, Peacock, Goose, Baby Bird. Ballerina Swan (Luxe Cuddle® Marble Snow; Cuddle® 3 Papaya, Black)
Stuffed Animal and Softies Patterns That Are Perfect for Cuddle® Minky Fabrics (Part 2)
Bee Zee Art
Focuses on plushies, especially animals found in nature but also fantasy creatures. Owner and artist Brittany Zerkle specializes in products that are “cute, yet quirky, and even a little nerdy.“
Sewing Pattern: Avocado Plush
Fabrics: Cuddle® 3 Jade, Kiwi and Cactus
(Other softies patterns shown: Donut Pillow (Free by Shannon Fabrics); Cute Strawberry Stuffie (Luxe Cuddle® Hide Cardinal, Cuddle® 3 Snow, Watermelon) and Cute Fruit Watermelon Stuffie (Cuddle® 3 Watermelon, Black) both by Melly & Me
Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop
Affordable and stylish PDF sewing patterns for women, men, children and accessories. Offers patterns for different skill levels and different fabric types. Founded by professed sewing addict Amy whose design inspiration comes from her children.
Sewing Pattern: Pillow Pocket Pal – Koala
Fabrics: Luxe Cuddle® Hide Graphite, Cuddle® 3 Snow
On Right: Kiki Koala pattern by Funky Friends Factory (Cuddle® 3 White, Black; Luxe Cuddle® Seal Alloy)
Offers easy-to-follow sewing patterns for crafts, stuffed animals, sewing notions’ accessories and pouches and dolls. Sewing pattern designer and author. Her blog features sewing inspiration and free tutorials. Self-taught sewing pattern designer and book author living in sunny Central Florida and mother of two boys.
Sewing Pattern: Patchwork Pumpkins
Fabrics: Cuddle® 3 Solids in shades of brown, green, orange
Patterns for toys, ride-on toys, bags and pillows, wall art and plush stuffed animals. Has a special collection of patterns that “pay it forward.” Patterns include detailed step by step instructions and tutorials. Also offers kits. Her first stick horse was modeled loosely after her childhood stick horse.
Sewing Pattern: Lion & Wild Cat Wall Art and Ride-on Toy (Leopard variation included in pattern)
Fabrics: Luxe Cuddle® Leopard Sand; Cuddle® 3 Black, Camel
Sew Eleven Patterns
Patterns for plush dolls, stuffed animals, accessories, keepsake gifts and more. Step by step illustrated patterns and kits. Based in the UK.
Sewing Pattern: Plushie Bee Bumblebee
Fabrics: Cuddle® Black, Snow, Blush, Red, Banana
(Other softies patterns shown: Donut Pillow (Free by Shannon Fabrics; Cute Strawberry Stuffie (Luxe Cuddle® Hide Cardinal, Cuddle® 3 Snow, Watermelon) and Cute Fruit Watermelon Stuffie (Cuddle® 3 Watermelon, Black) by Melly & Me; Avocado by BeeZeeArt (Cuddle® 3 Jade, Kiwi and Cactus)
Simplicity Pattern Company
Includes the Simplicity and New Look and BurdaStyle pattern brands- all of which offer stuffed animals as well as crafts, dolls and toys patterns.
Sewing Pattern: Simplicity Sewing Pattern #S9037 Baby Sensory Blankets. Bear, Duck, Rabbit or Giraffe. Bunny head adapted from Simplicity Pattern #8625 Stuffed Animals and Gift Bags.
Fabrics: Duck, Bear, Giraffe, Bunny (Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky prints and solids. Dog tummy in Embrace® Flower Shower double gauze cotton print (this print has been discontinued)
Doll and softies patterns and pattern books. Also offers free tutorials on stitching, stuffed animal making and more.
Sewing Pattern: Bunny Egg
Fabrics: Cuddle® 3 Spectrum Pastel, Cuddle® 3 Opal, Blush
Patterns for stuffed animals, lovies and baby rattles. Even offers a mini animal family pattern collection. Also patterns for miscellaneous crafts such as advent calendars, wall hangings, and home décor.
Sewing Pattern: Fancy Flock eBook- Swan, Ostrich, Peacock, Goose, Baby Bird
Fabrics: Ballerina Swan – Luxe Cuddle® Marble Snow; Cuddle® 3 Papaya, Black
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!
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