My Plushie Family ~ ‘Sew a Softie’ Tutorial Hop

Welcome to day 3 of the 2017 ‘Sew a Softie’  tutorial hop.


Last year, Trixie from Coloured Buttons started the first ‘Sew a Softie tutorial hop to help encourage children and parents to stretch their creative wings and learn to sew by asking sewist, designers and makers to put together free online tutorials and live workshops to share their skills with others.

For the whole month of July you can enjoy creating fun colourful softies with designers and crafters from all around the world.

At the bottom of this post you can find a list of all the participating sewist and the date of their tutorial or workshop, (also available at Coloured Buttons).

For more details, check out the brand new sew a Softie’ website.

My Plushie Family

My Plushie Family

Most of us live a long way from some members of our families, like grandparents or siblings.  For others, we have partners that need to be away from home a lot for work.  In these situations, our younglings miss these family members but can’t always find ways to express their  feelings.

To help them, you can make a plushie family using family photos (or clip-art images) to keep these absent loved ones close and give your child(ren) an avenue to express their feelings.

In this tutorial I will show you how to easily make simple Plushie toy replicas of you family quickly and easily.  Make one of a parent who works away from home or a whole village complete with houses, cars and animals.

The possibilities are endless.

Click here to see the full tutorial …

Don’t forget to use this years hashtag on social media …  #sewasoftieMy Plushie Family

Don’t forget to check out all the other tutorials for Sew a Softie month …  

Click Here!

My Plushie Family

4 thoughts on “My Plushie Family ~ ‘Sew a Softie’ Tutorial Hop

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  1. What a great idea! Your tutorial is really helpful. Very clear and easy. I love the idea of using family photos. I’m inspired to use photos of my kids through the years and making these as sets of Christmas ornaments for the grandparents.


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