Brush up on those sewing skills and get inspired to make your kids some cuddly and lovable handmade softies and dolls. We’ve rounded up some pretty awesome ones that range from all sorts of friendly animal friends (like bunnies, foxes and monkeys) to personalized dolls for both both girls and boys. If you’ve got rambunctious little ones, they might like having their own Loch Ness monster to cozy up to. Or if your sewing skills are minimal, not to worry, there’s a couple of super easy projects to follow along using common items like socks and gloves.
Stuffed Bunny (via Alice & Lois)
This sweet bunny’s got a little pocket perfect for storing kids’ mini treasures and finds.
Nessie Monster (via We Lived Happily Ever After)
This adorable felt stuffie, fashioned after the Loch Ness monster, is super cuddly and not scary at all. He’s just the right size for toddlers to hug and play.
Fashionable Dolls (via Delia Creates)
These stylish stuffed dolls go perfectly together as a pair twins. Make sure to check out the equally adorable dress for the lucky little girl receiving these and chic black and white baby tote to carry the dolls around!
Snake Sock Craft (via Craft Foxes)
Here’s a fun project that makes use of mismatched missing socks and is easy enough to make along with the kids!
Stuffed Bear (via The Purl Bee)
Every child needs a good stuffed bear to become great friends with. This wool teddy’s designed to have his arms outstretched so he’s always ready for a big hug.
Sock Dragon (via Craft Passion)
If you’re ready to try try your hand at a more elaborate sock pattern, Drake the dragon is a good one to try. He comes with wings to fly and is gentle and sweet unlike the predecessor he’s based on, Godzilla.
Superhero Dolls (via Tuts+)
This detailed step-by-step tutorial walks you through how to make charming superhero dolls with great ideas on personalization such as a monogram belt, and matching eye and hair features.
Sock Monkey (via Craft Passion)
Here’s a familiar character kids and adults will recognize and love. Find out how to make your own cuddly sock monkey in different sizes for the whole family from bright, colorful socks.
Stuffed Fox (via STITCHED by Crystal)
Mr. Fox is everyone’s favorite woodland creature. Find out how to make one that’s super soft and comfy to hold.
Girl and Doll Fabric Dolls (via Make It & Love It)
All the pattern pieces are included in this adorable tutorial for making your own guy and gal doll. I love the use of beautiful fabrics here to dress them up in style.
Glove Monsters (via Craftaholics Anonymous)
Take advantage of those random gloves by making these super easy and hilariously quirky glove monsters.
Felt Owl Softie (via Wallflower Girl)
This cute owl softie’s got magical powers. She can be heated up to keep your little ones soft and warm. Plus she’s a hoot to make!
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