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! How to sew robot softies How… Continue reading

How to turn a t-shirt into a teddy

How to sew a teddy bear

Cuddle up with Jennie Jones’ simple T-shirt teddy, which can be sewn by hand or machine. It’s the perfect quick-sew project if you’re looking for something to make in just one evening.

Shore Thing: how to sew sea life plushies

How to sew seashore plushies

This month sees this summer’s Sew a Softie sewalong. We couldn’t resist joining in the fun so we’re sharing Samantha Stas’ trio of plushie keyrings with you. Read on for our step-by-step instructions and sew your own set of under-the-sea softies… Find out more about Sew a Softie  How to sew robot softies How to sew a fabric alphabet “Sew… Continue reading

Sew a softie day: How to sew a robot toy

How to sew robot softies

Oh happy days. This weekend, Saturday July 16th will be Sew a softie day. The event is organised by author, designer and teacher Trixi Symonds, who blogs about craft and hand sewing projects at colouredbuttons.com. Bloggers around the world are joining in and posting softie tutorials to their sites in celebration of the humble softie, you can see… Continue reading

Sew a softie: easy-sew decorations tutorial

How to sew softie tree decorations

Whip up these mini shapes in just a few hours and use them to deck out your tree with that home-sewn special touch. How to sew Christmas decorations You will need Main fabric: 15x30cm (6x12in) Polyester fibrefill Ribbon to hang Matching sewing thread Download and print our DIY decorations sewing patterns (PDF) Notes We’ve used  Hantex, fabrics,as follows:… Continue reading