We love to share toys here on Sew Modern Bags and this is one of our favorites. The kitty and tiger felt softies are both fun and simple to make! You can make them for your children and grandchildren, but you could also help the children sew these themselves and introduce them to the joy of sewing.
The designer advises that the appliqued shapes are stitched by hand, using a whip stitch around the felt edges. The outside edges of the bodies are stitched by machine but if you prefer not to use a sewing machine then there are instructions included to use hand stitching around the outside edges. A straight stitch is used for the muzzle line.
The body, head, ears, arms & legs are all together in one pattern shape for each softie. They are not attached separately which can be time-consuming and difficult. That makes these kitties quick and easy to sew.
When finished the toy animals are approximately 6” by 10”.
The designer has used safety eyes in the examples shown. She advises that some other options for the eyes, are to make them using embroidery, paint, felt or buttons.
For a limited period, if you spend $20 or more in the designers shop, you will receive $5 off your total purchase. In order to receive this discount, you must enter the code SPENDTWENTY at the checkout. Please check this is still the case when clicking on the link below.
It's so much fun to sew toys and they make the perfect handmade gifts. We've saved lots of our favorite toy sewing patterns here to our Pinterest board. You can follow the board below, and don't forget to save some of the ideas to your own boards for later. Happy sewing.