Is there an age where you become to old to love plush toys? If there is, I haven't hit it yet. I still adore all things soft and huggable. Cute animals, sweet dolls...They just can be so darn cute! Especially the handmade ones. If it's handmade, that totally takes it to the next level of cool! Fortunately for softie lovers like me, plush toys can be very easy to make! Here's a few patterns and tutorials that I've been drooling over.
First up is this cute, and super simple bunny. Wouldn't this be perfect to stick in a kid's Easter basket? Find the pattern and instructions here.
For those of you wanting a more unique project, may I present Plattie the Platypus? Here's the pattern and tutorial.
How cute are these foxes and raccoons from Ruffles and Stuff? Her adorable pattern can be found here.
I'm slightly obsessed with Russian matryoshka dolls, so I cannot wait to make some of these babushka dolls. They look super easy, so I'll probably end up making a whole set in different sizes, nesting doll style. You can find the instructions here. (Note: there is a link to a paid pattern.)
Handmade softies make great gifts as they are very customizable, not to mention they can be a great way to use up fabric scraps! Make some up for your favorite young people, or just make some for you. You're never to old to enjoy a homemade softie. (In my opinion!)
P.S. Still want more? Check out this great collection of soft animals and dolls at See Kate Sew.