If you like stuffed toys and wish to make your own, all you’ll need to have is a toy pattern, a few supplies and a little time.
Putting together your very own toys is inexpensive, stress-free and lots of fun. If you create your own toys from home it is possible to be certain they are really made well, using safe materials. You might also reuse unused things around the house like baby blankets and linen to turn into the cutest toys and save a little cash while being kind towards the environment!
It’s a whole lot of fun making gifts for young children, relatives, colleagues and friends. They are going to love your creations as much as shop bought toys – or a lot better as the patterns let you make your toys unique so they are going to receive a toy that is definitely one-of-a-kind. Making one’s own toys is certainly not complicated.
But how should you get going? Well, before everything else you will need a toy pattern. There are several types of toy patterns.
Toys might be crocheted, knitted or crafted from various materials including fleece, fake fur, and quilting cottons. And obviously you can get a number of different styles including traditional jointed teddy bear patterns, cloth doll and animal patterns
Knitting and Crochet Patterns
Toys made from wool are wonderful when you are learning how to crochet or knit because they are smallish projects that won’t take long to finish. It is possible to find easy knitting toy patterns at the local library and these are well suited for children to make too. All you need would be the toy pattern, a pair of knitting needles or just a crochet hook plus a ball of wool. Crochet patterns will often be referred to as Amigurumi. These are generally very cute little dolls and animals which only use up small quantities of yarn. It’s also possible to use less expensive acrylic yarn that’s to be found in a lot of colors and perfect for making toys. And you may also make toys from dearer wools, angora and cashmere that are softer and cuddlesome!
Fleece Animal Patterns
Lots of toy patterns are made for fleece that’s a terrific fabric for babies’ toys as it is soft and cuddly. These toy patterns are ideal for learners (beginner sewers) as fleece is such a forgiving fabric. In case you are only figuring out the right way to sew, toy patterns which use fleece are perfect since you can make many errors and it will still come out looking wonderful! So even a beginner will get an excellent result for his or her first sewn toy!
Patterns suitable for Quilting fabrics
Quilting fabrics are non stretchy materials like cotton, batik, muslin and flannel. Non-stretch fabric is not as forgiving! You have to be somewhat more precise and trim / clip your seams so that they turn nicely and your toy looks well made! Toys made out of quilting fabric patterns will not be as cuddly as those made up of fleece nevertheless these toys typically look much brighter and livelier simply because of the more detailed prints found in these fabrics.
Felt Fabric patterns
Felt is really a superb fabric for toys. It really is particularly good for young sewers or beginners since it makes beautiful hand-sewn toys. It doesn’t fray so it may be sewn with a straightforward blanket stitch or running stitch which even the newest sewer can master pretty quickly! Felt also has a wonderful snug feel to it, and organic wool felt is perfect for babies toys because it is extremely durable.
If you haven’t already discovered toy patterns, be warned – once you sew some gorgeous toys yourself, it can become quite addictive! Don’t worry, this will never be an issue as there are a great deal of eager toy lovers who’ll gladly accept them as gifts and there are lots of charitable organizations who will appreciate your toy pattern hobby!
Source by Pauline A McArthur