Category Archives: Toy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS

NEW photo tutorial for Monkey Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-05-11 10:59:49

I finally made a photo tutorial for my Mitch the Monkey toy pattern! MONKEY-pattern-web

I made him in boring, ‘au-natural’ browns but look at all the fabulous fabrics and colours that my customers have used for their own Mitch Monkey toys!!!


Mitch can be sewn with most fabrics from quilting cottons to fleece and minky and even fake fur for a fun fluffy look!


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New photo tutorial for my Ozzie Octopus Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-02-23 23:31:37

I fell in LOVE with this Octopus Garden fabric when I saw the Hello Love fabric range by Heather Bailey at Quilt Market. I bought all 3 colourways of the fabric from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric.

Heather Bailey Quilt Market 2016

I KNOW you don’t have to make a soft toy octopus in octopus fabric, BUT how cool does Ozzie Octopus look in Heather’s Octopus Garden fabric?


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See me sew Randy Rhino – photo tutorial

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2016-08-21 11:58:45

My Randy Rhino toy sewing pattern is one of my older patterns BUT he’s still as popular as ever so I have updated the pattern with a brand new photo tutorial. :)

He can be made from most types of fabrics and looks really cuddly in fleece!

RHINO soft toy pattern made in fleece

The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.


I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Rhino Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a rhino stuffed toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Randy Rhino Sewing Pattern)

The pattern is available to purchase here –
Randy Rhino toy sewing pattern


First choose some rhino fabric

A rhino toy will look great in any fabric – they don’t have to be plain grey!

Rhino toy pattern collage

Let’s start with the LEGS:


Sew one of the FRONT LEG PIECES and BACK LEG PIECES to the TUMMY PIECE from A-B and C-D, matching the dots of the patterns markings.



Sew the other FRONT LEG PIECE and BACK LEG PIECE to the TUMMY PIECE on the other side.


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Honey, I super-sized a toy pattern!

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2016-08-03 22:39:16

I just had to share these awesome photos from Leanne Martucci who super-sized my doll patterns for her daughter. She told me that her daughter is almost 4 and she LOVES her giant friends! Let me show you ‘BEFORE and AFTER’ photos first… then I will tell you how to super-size your own toy patterns!

Here is Edwina, one ‘half’ of my Christmas Elf Sewing Pattern





Elf super-sized Leanne M

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See me sew Sugar Plum fairy doll

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2016-04-13 07:46:30

Yeeeeehar!!!! My Sugar Plum Fairy Doll Sewing Pattern photo tutorial is ready to go! This is a great dress up doll sewing pattern with removable wings and tutu for YOUR little fairy to play dress up too!


Fairy Ballerina Sugar plum - Cloth Doll Pattern


Sugar Plum looks fabulous in lots of different colour fabrics –

not just plum!



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