Sewing your own toys is so much fun, and we're thrilled to bring you this fabulous collection of patterns for you to make at home. From cats, sheep and fantastical beasts to dolls, teddies and much more, you're sure to find plenty to inspire your next project. Each toy was designed and made by very talented designers for you to try at home – we've provided step-by-step instructions to make it easy! All the templates you need for each toy are included inside the magazine and as online printables. As well as a fantastic selection of patterns, we've included a sewing, stuffing and stitching workshop to help you on your way to creating cute toys with character. From the makers of Simply Sewing and Love Patchwork and Quilting magazines.
40 EASY SEWING PROJECTS + expert advice & templates
Sew Your Own Toys
BASIC SEWING KIT • To take on each project you’ll need some sewing essentials. Most projects can be hand-stitched but a machine will speed things up!
SPRING • Fluffy chicks, cuddly sheep, stylish llamas and much more – perfect to sew during those April showers
Bunny hugs • Simple handstitching and felt pieces make up this adorable bunny pair by Vicky Nutt
THREE LITTLE PIGS • Make this trio of spring piglets from one simple pattern by Kirsty Hartley
SPRING TO LIFE • Get ready for the new season and sew this playful fleecy friend from Lucy Ward
Cheeping chicks • Make a gorgeous treetop family with Lucy Ward’s bird nest toy, including mummy bird and two little babies!
LLAMA LOVE YA • Play with some fuzzy fabrics to piece together Lucy Ward’s gorgeous animal softies
Fluffy fashionista • Lucy Ward’s adorable plush bunny is playdate-ready with a wardrobe of pretty dresses for any occasion
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SUMMER • Let your imagination run wild with unicorns, mermaids, dinosaurs and more. Gorgeous ideas for cool kids
Little ted bear • You'll be smitten with this adorable teddy – perfect for using up your fabric stash!
MERMAID SOFTIE • Give little ones magical tales to tell and endless new adventures with their very own mermaid toy.
CUTE LITTLE KITTY • Create a sweet cat softie from strokeable fabric and a jaunty flower.
Bumper season • Swap grow-your-own for sew-your-own and make Anna Alicia’s fun veggie box
BEAUTY QUEEN • Give your plushie collection the royal treatment with Lucy Ward’s elegant swan
FAMILY PORTRAIT • Make mini felt versions of your clan for the ultimate shelfie – Louise Kelly shows you how
A touch of magic • This unicorn by Lucy Ward is the perfect fleecy friend for fairytale adventures!
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A CUDDLE-SAURUS • Lucy Ward’s little dino may have a loud roar and sharp fangs, but it’s a softie!
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AUTUMN • You’re sure to fall for these cuties, which include a soft bear puppet, snuggly puppy and a stylish kitten
BRISTLES & BLOOMS • Use up your stash with this cute plushie toy that’s more softie than spiky.
IT’S PLAYTIME! • Little ones can explore shapes, sizes and gentle throwing techniques with this stacking ring tower from Anna Alicia
Cosy kitty • Stitch up the sweetest cat for a little one, complete with scrap-tastic stripy patchwork scarf!
Plush puppy • Lucy Ward’s adorable pup in a basket will steal your heart, with its velvety ears, cute snub nose and lovely long lashes
SEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL • Make playtimes rock with Kajsa Kinsella’s soft toy guitar, decorated with scraps from your stash
Puppet pal • Inspire little imaginations with Camille...