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Cute Monsters Free Sewing Patterns, DIY, Make Your Own
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
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
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!
- How to Sew Monsters
A cute post giving tips for designing your own.
- Clever Hand Warmers
What a clever idea these little Hand Warmers are! Check them out at the Sew Mama Sew blog.
- Adorable Glove Monsters
Another clever idea for making Cute Monsters with only a little bit of hand stitching.
- Softie Pattern With Interchangeable Parts
Five very cute dolls in this free sewing pattern with interchangeable parts.
- Plush Monsters Tutorial
A tutorial to help you design your own doll patterns for sewing.
- Monster Ninni
A PDF pattern of a very cute doll to sew. The instructions are in German but can be translated through Google. Sewing Instructions Here.
- Daily Plush Patterns
A PDF pattern from Daily Plush. This link gives more instructions for making the monster on the PDF pattern.
- Tag Plushy Softie Pattern
A PDF Monster Free Sewing Pattern with instructions. Very cute and I'm sure you could put as many ribbon tags on it that you like.
- Silly Girl Pattern
I think this adorable pattern could easily be made into a monster. She has an interesting shaped head and that would be great to convert into one.
- Design Your Own Softy
This article has pictures and instructions helping you to design your own Softy and sew it entirely by hand if you so choose.
- How To Make iPod Size Monster Plushies
Using an iPod for the body pattern, this very cute article shows you how she made her little Plushies with photos and instructions.
- Monster Doll Step by Step
This lady walks you through her process of creating her scary doll for her kids. Great tips on this link!
- Pretty Little Monsters Pattern
I don't have a finished photo of this pattern for you to refer to but I think the pattern would be great for you to start your plushy with.
- Softie Pattern and Tutorial
A very cute Softie pattern and tutorial!
Monsters Under The Christmas Tree - "We Wish You A Scary Christmas..."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
More Links to Free Patterns and Tutorials - Pattern Links No. 2
- Monster Pillow Tutorial and Free Pattern
Once at this site, there is a link for the PDF that offers the free Monster pillow pattern and tutorial.
- Diy Monster Stuffies
Adopt a monster stuffy ideas on this cute post.
- Free Art Doll Making eBook
This eBook from Cloth Paper Scissors features tutorials for 4 adorable 'monster' dolls that you can make.
- Character Hooded Towel
This easy to make character towel tutorial could be made into any character you think your little one would love...including monsters!
- Cute Lil Monster With a Squeaker
This is a very cute tutorial on how Olivia made her little hand size doll with a Squeaker.
- Softie Doll Tutorial
A very easy tutorial for making your own.
- Cute Stepping Stool
A very cute idea for making a kid friendly Scary Stepping Stool!
- Taggie Monster Tutorial
I've been looking for something very similar to this to make for my little grandson! Very cute Taggy tut.
- Simple Tutorial for Making A Very Cute Monster
Heather explains how she made her monster and even made it have 'hairy' eyebrows like Monster on the 'Muppets Show'!
- Scary Mittens Pattern and Tutorial
Great Mittens pattern to make for your little one.
- Softie Bat Doll Free Sewing Pattern
A cute Bat sewing pattern.
- Monster Knee Patch
A very cute way to patch up a little one's pants. Wish Mom had known about this when we were little. :)
- Monster Softie Pattern
Very cute and easy pattern with instructions to make your own free-form monster softie.
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
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
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
Think you will be making one of these Monster Sewing Patterns soon?
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. :)