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Cute Monsters Free Sewing Patterns, DIY, Make Your Own

Updated on April 13, 2017

Cute and Lovable Monsters Free Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

If you like monsters that are so ugly they are cute as much as I do, you will love these Free Sewing Patterns that I've found!

Whether you want to make plushy softy monsters for your little one or perhaps you are looking for a cute tote bag pattern, I've gathered several patterns that I think you will love.

As usually happens this time of year at the end of summer, I start looking for things to create for myself and to give as gifts for the holidays.

Take a look through all the cute Free Sewing Patterns and tutorials that I've gathered and hopefully you will find one that is perfect for you or as a gift!

Image Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons Mariken Mirri Rocks

Designing A Monster Softie
Designing A Monster Softie

Tips For Designing A Plushy

Monsters Free Sewing Patterns

The great thing about designing a softy pattern is that you really can't go wrong. There is no set of rules that says your monster has to look a certain way or take on a certain shape to be classified as such.

The over all shape of your Monster can take on many different forms and sizes. The body can be rectangular, square, or circular with a hump and you can make a head to sit on top or make the head and body all be one big segment.

The features can be as irregular as you like and still look like monsters. The eyes can have one huge and one small. The mouth can be tiny and the ears be very big.

As long as there is some type of balance with the over all design, you're pretty much good to go.

Here is a video that goes into more details and has a great tips about Designing a Monster Softie.

*** The pattern for Querk the Monster Softy in the photo is featured further down in this article!

Art or Trick-or-Treat Bag - Monsters Free Sewing Patterns


I think this art bag tutorial is so dang cute! This would also be a great Halloween Trick-Or-Treat bag pattern.

The blog owner Marigold uses fleece and felt in this durable little tote and it looks quite easy.

The tutorial is part of a 'Celebrate The Boy' round up of patterns but I really think there are a lot of little girls that might like this fun Monster Tote bag too!

Visit the Hideous Dreadful Stinky blog by Marigold to grab this awesome Monsters Free Sewing Tutorial right away.

Zombies To Sew! - 16 Gruesome and Undead Cute Patterns

Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead
Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead
I love working with felt as it is very durable and doesn't ravel! These little zombie feltie monsters should provide hours of entertainment and be lots of fun to make.

Cute Monsters - Free Sewing Patterns Links No. 1

Remember that most of the patterns are free for personal use and gift giving. Make sure to check the limitations on each pattern before you pass it on.

More links are provided further down in this article!

Monsters Under The Christmas Tree - "We Wish You A Scary Christmas..."

Monsters Under The Christmas Tree
Monsters Under The Christmas Tree

Photo Courtesy of AForestFrolic on Flikr

What kid wouldn't love to receive one of these adorable dolls and find it under their Christmas tree this year?! I can think of several myself.

A lot of adults would love to find one of these in their stocking as well. :)

You can read the blog post that tells more about the above adorable image of a whole flock of Monsters at A Forest Frolic Blog.

Trick-Or-Treat Monsters - Free Patterns

Trick Or Treat Monsters
Trick Or Treat Monsters

Image Courtesy of Paper and String Blog

These adorable little plushy guys would be great to whip up for Halloween. I have a feeling that you could make them a lot less adorable and a bit more scary if you like.

All three Sewing Patterns are made from felt. I'm sure you could experiment with fleece or cotton if you choose. Another great thing, they can be hand sewn so you don't even need a machine.

I'm thinking that the little ghost guy could be made bigger and turned into something REALLY 'scary' and cuddly.

Check out the pattern at the Paper and String Blog.

Querk Sewing Pattern - Sewing Patterns for Charity

Querk The Monster Plushy
Querk The Monster Plushy

This cutie is named Querk. You will find this Free Sewing Pattern for Querkso you can use him as a basis for your pattern if you like.

This pattern is free for personal and charitable use only. If you find yourself addicted to making them, maybe you will want to donate a few!

Sweet Scary Tooth Pillow Sewing Pattern - Free Sewing Patterns

Monster Sewing Pattern Tooth Pillow
Monster Sewing Pattern Tooth Pillow

This awesome and Free Sewing Pattern is for when your little one starts to lose their teeth and you need a place to put them for the Tooth Fairy.

Don't worry as I think the Tooth Fairy will love this little tooth pillow and probably won't mind sticking her hand in his mouth to get the teeth and then leave a gift of money behind.

The sewing instructions and templates for this easy pattern are at The Long Thread.

Closet Monsters - Cute Upcycled Softies From Your Old Clothing

Closet Monsters: Stitch Creatures You'll Love from Clothing You Don't
Closet Monsters: Stitch Creatures You'll Love from Clothing You Don't
I love the idea of raiding my closet and drawers for clothing that I don't care for anymore and make it into lovable Monsters! What a fun way to upcycle and recycle formerly loved items of clothing.

Cute Googly-Eyed Plushy Pattern - Free Sewing Patterns

Felt Toy Monster Sewing Pattern
Felt Toy Monster Sewing Pattern

This googly eyed little softy dude can be designed and personalized in any number of ways!

I can see allowing kids to use markers to make designs on him and adding different trim and buttons to give him a more interesting design.

He can be hand sewn and your older kids (with supervision) could even make him.

I think this would be a great activity for a birthday party or an arts and crafts project at school.

He would make a very cute party take home favor too!

Visit this easy pattern and sewing instructions at Activity Village.

Pattern for Baby Bib - Sewing Pattern

Monster Bib Sewing Pattern
Monster Bib Sewing Pattern

I love this adorable baby bib sewing pattern and think you will too!

Lisa at Stubbornly Crafty blog generously offers her pattern for personal use and gives lots of photos in her tutorial.

Hop on over and start making your own Monster Bibs for your little 'monster'. :)

Stupid Sock Creatures - Lovable Dolls and Creatures From Clothing

Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks
Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks
I think calling them 'stupid' might be a bit harsh, but I love the concept of turning old and mismatched socks into lovable Monsters and Creatures! How cool is it to learn that you can collect all those mismatched socks your dryer has been munching away on and give them new life by creating your own awesome Monster Creature.

Monsters Pillow Sewing Pattern - Changeable Pillow

Monster Pillow Free Sewing Pattern
Monster Pillow Free Sewing Pattern

This Pillow Sewing Pattern is very clever and total genius!

I love how Disney at Ruffles and Stuff blog has created endless ways for little ones to customize their own Pillow.

Who wants to have the same old pillow looking one way every day when there are countless possibilities?!

By making a few key components, your little guy or gal can then have a different looking pillow for every occasion or to suite their daily mood.

Visit Disney at Ruffles and Stuff to check out her free Pillow Sewing Pattern.

Taggy Baby Toy Pattern - Free Sewing Patterns

Monster Taggy Baby Toy Sewing Pattern
Monster Taggy Baby Toy Sewing Pattern

I love this Scary Taggy Baby Toy sewing pattern!

I have a feeling that when I make it I will not put the big hole in the middle and will experiment with keeping him just one big taggy rectangle.

I know my little grandson who is teething like mad would love having these ribbon tags to chew on. Of course I'll be very careful to stitch and restitch over each loop so he won't pull them free anytime soon.

You can get the sewing pattern and instructions at Crafty Cupboard Blog

Tutorials and Patterns For Making Softie Plushy Dolls - How To Make Monsters Tutorials

Go to Rosie and Anna's website and get a free pattern to make your own Chelsea Doll!

How to sew soft toys closed by using the 'ladder stitch'.

This how-to video shows you how to make some very cute and classic monsters that you can give as gifts or collect for yourself.

Wild Things Inspired Monster Tote Bag - Cute Monster Sewing Patterns

Monster Tote Bag
Monster Tote Bag

Although this awesome Monster Tote Bag doesn't require you to sew if you already have a canvas tote bag, I think it would be fun to stitch your monster on the tote bag as an applique.

You can of course follow her no-sew instructions/suggestions at this post and make your own Monster Tote Bag.

I just think it's very adorable and think lots of kids will want one for a Book Bag, Trick-Or-Treat bag, or just to put their special 'stuff' in. If they make their monster scary enough, he will probably keep everyone else away from the special 'stuff' inside. :)

Monster Party Take Home Favors - Easy Monster Sewing Patterns

Monster Party Take Home Favors
Monster Party Take Home Favors

Now who wouldn't love a Monster theme party?!

These awesome Monster Party Take Home Favors would be the perfect way to keep all the little party monsters entertained!

Check out the pattern and tutorial presented by Eden to make your own Monster Party Take Home Favors for a party, or to give to your own little monster to cuddle with.

What Are Your Thoughts? - Cute Monsters Poll

Monsters Poster Print
Monsters Poster Print

Think you will be making one of these Monster Sewing Patterns soon?

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I'd love to hear what you think about these cute Monster Free Sewing Patterns and if you think you will give one a try! You can always just say Hello as I love to hear from you. :)

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    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      These are adorable! Pinning to my Baby Quilts & Nursery Pinterest board.

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      6 years ago

      Super cool. This is great. I can't wait to get started.........

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      I can honestly say I love every single one of your featured sewing projects here. Totally adorable! You always find such awesome patterns to share. Thank you!

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      Rick King 

      7 years ago from Charleston, SC

      Cool lens! My son has started making similar plushies. I will show this lens to him. Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      Super cute! I have never been very good at sewing, but if I ever take it up, I will have to use some of these patterns. They are so adorable!

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      7 years ago

      Love Querk :) very nice.

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      tfsherman lm 

      7 years ago

      I love monsters and I so do my storytime kids -- always a popular theme with them! I'm linking this lens to my monster storytime theme for future reference, thanks!

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      Genesis Davies 

      7 years ago from Guatemala

      This is an awesome lens! I'm pinning it since I know my boys would love these monsters.

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      7 years ago

      what great patterns! my kids are going to love these... I see sewing in my near future :o)

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      7 years ago

      My favorite monsters have always been the cute and lovable ones and you just have so many cute reasons to smile our way through here....sweetness! :)

    • choosehappy profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Super cute monster patterns!

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      7 years ago

      Cute monsters:). I really like the fact that you can't go wrong ... sewing is not really my thing, but I would love to make a toy for my daughter. Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      I have a few nieces and nephews that will love these monsters. For me, I'd like the tote bag. :) Thanks!

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      EmmaCooper LM 

      7 years ago

      Cute lens :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      7 years ago

      I love the Christmas tree ornaments!

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      7 years ago from North Wales, UK

      Great ideas for beginners!

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      I want to learn how to sew - just to be able to make these adorable monsters

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      7 years ago

      Just awesome lil monsters.

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      Lou Martin 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      These monsters are so cute and creative! Awesome lens!

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      Margaret Schindel 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      This are absolutely adorable!!! I couldn't stop smiling while reading this great lens. Blessed!

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      C A Chancellor 

      7 years ago from US/TN

      These are fun! I love the Ugly Dolls but never thought about trying to make one.

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      7 years ago

      Totally enjoyed this lens, and it really made me want to dig out the sewing machine and get busy!

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      Tea Pixie 

      7 years ago

      I love the ipod pattern. Too cool. Could be made as an ipod carry case!

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      7 years ago

      I am new to squidoo and I learn.

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      7 years ago

      I love these Cute Monsters sewing patterns, aww what a great project.

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      7 years ago

      Great Monser ideas! Love it!

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      Mark Falco 

      7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      These all look super fun. Such creativity!

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      7 years ago

      Ugly dolls are sure not ugly anymore!

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      Myreda Johnson 

      7 years ago from Ohio USA

      Wow who knew there were so many monster patterns out there. Cute lens with loads of resources.

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      7 years ago

      So much adorableness! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      7 years ago

      Great job done! Thanks for sharing!

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      Lynda Makara 

      7 years ago from California

      These monsters are so cute! Blessings.

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      Essentially Ind 

      7 years ago

      I have also visited your art site , the art shown there was fantastic..........Thumbs UP.

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      7 years ago

      Like all fun and easy. Monsters just wonderful, I really liked it, thanks!

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      7 years ago from Maryland

      Adorable! I have an Uglydolls Birthday Party lens and just think those little monsters are so cute! :)

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      7 years ago

      I love these monsters! I know what a couple of little kids in my family will be getting from me for Christmas now. :)

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      7 years ago

      These are awesome. My favorite is Querk but I love them all. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to making some of these :)

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      7 years ago

      What fun! I think the cute monsters would be a great craft project for a girl scout troop.

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      7 years ago

      These monsters are definitely very cute....and in time for Halloween too!

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      7 years ago from Cyprus

      These are so adorable, just perfect for the Halloween!


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