Let’s make a snowman softie

How to sew a snowman toy

Why wait for a white Christmas when you can sew your own? Jo Carter’s frosty friend is an easy-to-make snowman softie toy that will be treasured for years!


Download our free snowman sewing pattern below for this cutest of Christmas sewing projects below, plus find out what you need to get making!

Snowman softie toy tutorial

Sew a few lines of quilting to create a realistic carrot nose detail for your snowman.



You will need

  • Fabric A: white fleece fabric, 50x50cm (20x20in), for the main body
  • Fabric B: cotton fabric, 22x22cm (9x9in), for the arms
  • Fabric C: cotton fabric, 10x10cm (4x4in), for the nose
  • Fabric D: fleece fabric, 25x56cm (10x22in), for the hat and scarf
  • Fabric E: cotton fabric, 16x36cm (7x14in), for the hat lining
  • Pair of 12mm black plastic safety eyes
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Polyester toy filling
  • Wadding/felt scrap: 12x12cm (5x5in)
  • Pair of buttons: 18mm (34in) diameter
  • Basic sewing kit

DIY Snowman softie backFinished size

Approx 30cm (12in) tall with the hat or 26cm (10in) tall without the hat.

Free snowman sewing pattern

Download the templates for this project here.

For full instructions:

You can find Jo Carter’s full step-by-step tutorial for this project in issue 49 of Simply Sewing magazine.


Simply Sewing is available to buy in our online store here if you live in the UK, or here if you live overseas.

Issue 49 is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tabletsAmazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio.

Snowman softie tutorial