Make these snuggly toys as Christmas gifts or as a birthday present for a young child. As they have no detachable eyes, they would be safe to give to a baby or a toddler.
If you can’t bear to part with them, then use them as wonderful Christmas decorations and create little penguin colonies around your home! Read on to learn how to make this DIY penguin softie toy pattern with our step-by-step project.
Looking for more festive patterns to sew? Try this adorable reindeer pattern designed by Lucy Ward.
You Will Need
- Cotton fabric (1 fat quarter)
- White felt (1 square)
- Pink and black felt (scraps)
- Polyester fibrefill
- Embroidery Thread
- Air erasable marker pen
- Basic sewing kit
Download, print and cut out the templates.
Fold the fabric in half right sides (RS) together, lay the body template on top and draw around it with the air erasable marker pen.
Pin the layers together then stitch around the shape, leaving a gap for stuffing.
Cut 1cm (3⁄8in) outside the shape all the way around.
Adding the stuffing
Snip small slits all the way around the curves of the seam allowance to help achieve a smoother curve when turning RS out. Be careful not to snip through the stitches.
Turn the penguin RS out and stuff.
Stitch the gap closed.
Cut out the felt shapes using the templates. Cut the body and face from white felt. Cut the wings from black felt and the beak and feet from pink felt.
Embroider the eyes as shown using backstitch.
Sew the face and body piece on the front of the penguin body using small neat stitches.
Sew the feet and beak on top of the body piece, referring to the main project photograph for positioning.
Sew the wings to the sides of the body to complete. Sew over the wings twice to ensure they are securely attached.
You’ve finished your DIY penguin softie toy pattern! Keep this cuddly character around your home or give it as a wonderful festive present.