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how to sew your own soft toy

Recently we had the pleasure of being asked by Trixi of COLOURED BUTTONS BLOG to join in with her SEW A SOFTIE tutorial hop. The aim of SEW A SOFTIE is to inspire and encourage a new generation of children (and adults) to get sewing.

Here is the softie dinosaur we made and step by step photos of how we made him.

MATERIALS: Felt, embroidery thread, polyester stuffing, pins and a needle.

TUTORIAL: Draw your dinosaur shape on paper to make a template. I used an A3 piece of paper.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Cut your template out, draw around it onto your base fabric and cut out the fabric shape.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Now cut the legs and spikes off your dinosaur template just leaving the body shape. Draw around your body template on a different colour fabric and cut out.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Cut some spots out of a different colour felt to decorate your dinosaur.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Sew your spots into position using embroidery thread. I put a tiny dot of glue in the middle of each spot to hold them in position as my little one kept pricking his finger on the pins!

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Pin the body shape to the base and sew around the edge with running stitch. Leave a hole at the bottom so you can stuff your softie.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Fill your softie and sew the hole closed. Add an eye and you are done. Now give your softie a cuddle!

sew a softie

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

CRAFT KITS to make at home

If you love this sewing and weaving project by MINI MAD THINGS but don't have the materials to make it, check out our cool kids CRAFT KITS. With our MEGA SEWING & WEAVING CRAFT KIT you can make this SEW A SOFTIE plus lots of other fun crafts.

Our MINI MAD CRAFT kits are brimming with crafty fun ready for you to get creative at home. The kits are designed to inspire open-ended creativity. With our range of beautiful, engaging materials, you can either follow our craft tutorials or create your own fun projects.

Pictured below is the MEGA SEWING & WEAVING craft kit.


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