Softies make for great sewing projects—for gifts or just because. They’re easy to make, they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and are easy to customize. Now that we’re officially in crafting-for-gift-giving season, we thought we’d round up a selection of some of the most adorable free patterns and tutorials out there. From animals to dolls, you’ll find something cuddly to add to you must-do list. And we can’t think of a better way to use up some of those coveted fabrics you have lying around!

DIY Softie Dolls

DIY Super Cuddly Softie Dolls
via BurdaStyle; tutorial available via SeventyPiggies

DIY Fox Lamp

DIY Electrified Fox Lamp
Tutorial available from Matsutake

DIY Rain Drop Cushion

DIY Raindrop Cushions
Tutorial available from Frankie

DIY Tooth Bears

DIY Tooth Bears
Tutorial available from Martha Stewart

DIY FIshing Otter

DIY Country-Side Otter
Tutorial and Pattern available from Whip Up

DIY Whale Softie

DIY Whale Softie
Tutorial available via Craftiness Is Not An Option

DIY Monster Softie

DIY Patchwork Critter
Tutorial available via Diju

DIY Crafty Rabbit

DIY Crafty Rabbit
Tutorial available via Angela Osborn

DIY Mr. Ted Doll

DIY Mr. Ted
Tutorial available via CraftSmaft

DIY Monster Softie

DIY Monster Softie
Tutorial available via Distractions

DIY Dino Softie

DIY Dottie Dino
Tutorial available via Imagine Gnats

DIY Star Fish

DIY Starfish Softie
Tutorial available via Punk Projects

DIY Flip Doll

DIY Flip Doll
Tutorial via Prudent Baby

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