Children’s Soft Toy Course

Tutor: Karen Rogers
Length: 7.5 hours
Max Learners: 5

Follow a Simplicity pattern and learn to use a sewing machine to make your own super-cute stuffed soft toy at this after school course!

Who Is This Course For?

This course is suitable for anybody aged 8-16, who is able to thread a sewing machine and use it to sew in a straight line! This is the after school version of this course, and is designed specifically for children and is not open to adults. The adult version (with pattern choice) can be found here.

If you haven’t completed our Young Sewing Machine Skills course, you’ll need to complete a 20 minute Sewing Machine Driving Test – please contact us to book this!


Over the five sessions, we will work our way through the pattern and create your very own soft toy! You can choose between making a Dog, Bunny, Monkey, Bear or Lamb!

We will discover how to read patterns, join pieces together, insert stuffing and add features, as well as what tailors tacks and basting are and how and when to use them!

What Should I Bring With Me?

You need to bring your own fabric, but we will provide everything else you need including one complete pattern. Basic stuffing, interfacing, bondaweb and coloured threads are included in the cost of the course, but if you want something special then bring it with you!

Bring two half meters of 100% cotton fabric – one for the body and one for the head and limbs, plus some remnants or scraps you would like to use for the features.

The fabric needs to be 100% Cotton to ensure the quality when using bondaweb and interfacing, as polycotton can struggle with the heat.

What Do I Take Home?

You will take home your finished toy, as well as the knowledge and confidence to be able to read patterns, sew around corners and add features to bring your cute creatures to life!

You also get to keep your pattern, and because all the options use the same basic shape and construction, you’ll quickly be able to make the other four animals – perfect for Christmas presents!

Code: C01KSTC

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Minimum Age: 8

Skills Required: Some (see description above)

Session Length: 3 hours

Number of Sessions: 3

Things To Bring: Yes! See description above