Monday, November 30, 2015

DIY Toys For Good Girls & Boys

If you want to give homemade toys for Christmas, you had better hurry!  The clock is ticking!  But, it's not too late... the Pattern Patter Team is there with a huge number of toy patterns to make any kid's Christmas merry and bright.

A homemade gift is an heirloom and treasure forever... so get started sewing now!

Simplicity 8967

I'm just crazy about this life-size doll pattern.  The doll and your little girl can share clothes together!  Won't she make a fun playmate?  Available at Keepsakes Studio and Find Crafty Patterns.

McCall's 4714

This sweet bear family is so retro and cute.  Cuddly too!  And you can make them some extra clothes, if you'd like.  You can get the pattern at Cloe's Closet or Lady Diamond 46.

Simplicity 4510

Sweet soft toys from the 1950s are just as cute now as they always were!  From Fragolina.

Lonestar Blondie has this amazing and adorable plastic canvas toy shop pattern in stock, along with several other plastic canvas toy patterns.  I love how creative these are!

Pattern Shoppe #118
This burger is technically hot mats and pot holders.. but.. why not leave off the hanging loops and make it a fun toy food playset for your budding chef or grillmaster?  From Clutterina.

Butterick 4973

Creative boys and girls of all ages will adore these hand puppet bugs.. where your fingers are the legs!  From MbChills.

McCall's 7524

This adorable soft alphabet book will definitely be an heirloom.  Beautiful and useful, what a treasure!  From Knightcloth and Vogue Vixens.

Simplicity 1341

These sweet ballerina dolls are perfect for your tiny dancer.  From People Packages.  

Simplicity 8365

A theatrically-minded child will love telling stories and making up voices to go with these adorable DIY hand puppets from Denisecraft.

Simplicity 6353

Make a whole barnyard for your little McDonald with this adorable pattern from  Fragolina or Knightcloth

Butterick 4026

Speaking of barnyards, how about this adorable pattern from Vogue Vixens?  This would be a great quiet toy for travel, road trips, grandma's house, etc.

Butterick 3791

Also good for road trips is this sweet dolly and her many outfits.. and her own carrying case with a bed to tuck her in goodnight!  Find Crafty Patterns has it in stock!

McCall's 4208
Also from Find Crafty Patterns are these bears and bunnies in their very own house carrying case.  Great for Grandma's!

Simplicity 9130
These funny sports-themed pillows are perfect for your little slugger.. featuring baseball, tennis, ping-pong, and football.  Way cute!  From Pitter Pattern Place.  

McCall's 1659

Frisky Scissors has this amazing and rare puppet theatre pattern in stock.

This packup doll house from Lonestar Blondie is really cute.

Vogue 2886

Another life-size doll that can share clothes with your little girl... way cute and hard to find.  From Sew Betty and Dot.  

Butterick 4602

And this life-size doll can really dance with you!  Perfect for your budding ballerina.  From Laguna Lane or Cloe's Closet.

Vogue 9688

Cloe's Closet also has this incredible heirloom doll, which comes not only with doll and her outfits, but an amazing trunk to keep her safe for years to come.

Simplicity 0747
Disney's Frozen seems to be every little girl's favorite movie right now, and you can make authentic licensed Disney costumes for your favorite 18" doll with this pattern from Jersey Girl Patterns.  

Vogue 1772

Or, you can outfit a dollhouse that dreams are made of with this pattern from Sydcam 123  or Clutterina.

Simplicity 6063
The child who likes to read may appreciate this whimsical Pippi Longstocking doll with her several outfits from Alls Fairy Vintage.

Simplicity 1514
Or how about these fun animal-themed hoods for both kid and doll.. sure to bring out the wild side of a child's imagination?  Via People Packages.

McCall's 8132

Your future Broadway star is sure to adore this Annie doll with multiple outfits.  Make it for her Tomorrow with this pattern from Blue Tree Sewing Studio.

Simplicity 2240
Speaking of famous heroines.. you can fall down the rabbit hole with this amazing soft Alice in Wonderland doll pattern from Rose Corners

Simplicity 9137
A perfect learning tool for both boys and girls are these "Dress-Me" dolls from Cloe's Corner.  We used to call them "Dressy Bessy" when I was a kid... you can learn to snap, button, count, use a pocket, tie a shoe, use a zipper, etc.  Very fun!

McCall's 6671
Lastly, I really could not resist the insane adorableness of this puppet-and-theatre pattern from Lady Diamond 46.  Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen?  

Of course, this small sampling is hardly scratching the surface of the wonderful toys you can make as gifts with patterns from the Pattern Patter Team.  I hope you'll take a few moments to check out all the many offerings from our great shops!



  1. All are so cute -- love the life-sized dolls!

  2. Cute patterns. My kindergarten teacher friends used to make toys for their classrooms and save their miserly budget for other supplies. One in particular had an entire corner of stuffed toys.

  3. These are all so cute! I love old doll and toy patterns.

  4. I love the life size dolls too! Great patterns

  5. So many of these need only scraps of fabric to make. A definite plus to those of us who stash our scraps just in case. ;)

  6. Was there ever a time in your life when you turned and whispered "I love you teddy bear" to your most cherished companion? Children everywhere (and even some adults), have been in love with their teddy bears ever since they were innocently first created as felt pincushions to be given to family and friends as gifts. What began as nothing more than a small elephant Margarete Steiff made in felt from a do-it-yourself pattern she found in a popular German magazine, turned into the most iconic plush toy of all time. popular teddy bears