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Six Soft Suggestions for Holiday Gift Giving

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Looking for a huggable holiday gift idea? Try one of our plush toy projects. Each one is more adorable than the next and downloadable patterns are available for all of them. We chose Fairfield's luxuriously silky Poly-Fil® Supreme Fiberfill as our stuffing. The texture of this fiber filling is wonderful for soft toys, plus it's washable and non-allergenic. Please note that several of the items shown have button eyes. They should be very securely stitched in place, but if you want to make one for a very young child, you may want to consider using appliquéd fabric circles instead of buttons.    

Ollie & Olivia The Sleepy Time Owls

This super cute stuffed pair is wondering, "Whoooooo wants a hug?" Our owl pals are a generous size for easy squeezing or napping: each is approximately 18" tall x 16" wide, excluding ears, wings and feet. 

Go the the Owls tutorial.

Louise the Lovable Ladybug 

Rather than traditional round spots on her wings, Louise sports ten pretty appliquéd hearts. You'll love our quick trick for making cord-filled tubes to create her sweet pom-tipped antennae. 

Go to the Ladybug tutorial.

Toby the Turtle

Unlike his real-life counterparts, our turtle is cuddly soft from top to bottom. He's as sweet as they come with a shy smile made from darts. Toby also has a job: holding his owner's PJs in a hidden pocket on his bottom shell. 

Go to the Turtle tutorial.

Tick Tock the Crafty Croc

Minky Dot and low nap fleece are the perfect pair for the top and bottom of Mr. Croc. Two widths of rick rack form his teeth and spine. He's playful rather than predatory, so there's no need to be afraid to give him a try. 

Go to the Crocodile tutorial.

Easter Eggs... Wait, We Mean Holiday Ornaments

Originally designed for Easter, these segmented ovals can easily transform into a set of pretty teardrop ornaments. Switch out the colors of cuddle soft fleece, then bust out your favorite holiday ribbon, buttons, felt and more to embellish.

Go to the "Ornaments" tutorial.


Comments (6)

Andreja said:
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Great tutorials. Thank you very much for the tutorials and as well for the patterns!

rrodgers said:
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I made the owl for my 17yr old daughter and she LOVES it. My 14 yr old son is jealous so he'll get one for xmas this year. So they're not just for the little ones on your list!

Ruth Langdon said:
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I would like the snowball pattern. My sister has a huge family and they all get together every other Christmas. They rent a lodge. I would like to get started on next years snowballs.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Ruth - I'm not sure if I understand your question - if you are asking about the teardrop shaped "ornaments" - the link to that tutorial is above. If you are asking us to do a snowball, I will put that onto our You Asked 4 It list of ideas.

Rosemary Bolton said:
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I love this. It is exactly what I was looking for.

You picked some beautiful fabrics too!

This post today is going straight to the printer

As always, thank you sew for home. All of you are so creative, and I learn a lot too

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