Christmas time has been commercialized to death, and the big Black Friday toy push starts earlier and earlier every year. Sure, kids love getting the latest store-bought toy — but aren't homemade gifts what we remember forever?
We all have that one stuffed toy from our childhood that we cherish and will never stop loving on. Give a gift with meaning this year by creating one of these adorable stuffed animals. From free to a few dollars, these patterns are perfect for crafting something special for a little someone.
This soft whale is hand-sewn using soft pieces of denim. Use any fabric of your choice to create a nice under-the-sea companion.
With the option to crochet or knit, this little moose is super cute. Tiny and filled with love, this little guy is sure to please.
She's pointy and cute, and this little kitty is as happy as can be. Find her free tutorial on Wee Wonderfuls.
Cherish the Cheer's tutorial is perfect for the tiny super hero-lover in your own life.
We Lived Happily Ever After walks you through how to turn an old t-shirt into a friend for life.
Create adorable handmade jack rabbits that kids are sure to love. Pattern is available for download at a price of $13.
Make the kids say "hoot" with these simple felt owls. Made with a Styrofoam ball and felt, these are easy enough to make for the whole gang.
We dare you to look at the finished product of All About Ami's crocheted sheep tutorial and not saw, "Awwwww."
Sew a baby bird for your favorite "un-feathered" friend. Sew something personal via this lovely pattern.
Another sock tutorial, this puppy is made using a new or old gym sock. Craft him into something extraordinary with spare scraps of fabric, felt and buttons.
A two-for-one, this happy horse is not only a stuffed animal, but a toy that little ones can ride on. Make someone tiny very happy using this tutorial.
January 2014. Updated December 2016.
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