Soft DIY Minky Toys - On Christmas Tree!

Last time, I showed you how to make these soft felt ornaments for you Christmas tree that will be toddler-friendly and easy to make. This time, it's another idea on what you can use on your Christmas tree: it's soft fabric balls. I sew these as toys for toddlers in the first place, but if you add a slightly longer ribbon to one side of the toy, you'll get a soft cuddly Christmas tree ornament.

A soft DIY cuddly Christmas tree ornament, with a link to my tutorial



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You can make one, tow, three or even a collection of these soft children toys out of minky, which is incredibly smooth and soft to the touch. Just perfect for the cold winter days, aren't they?

A soft DIY cuddly Christmas tree ornament

Do you want to make them yourself? Get an easy step-by-step tutorial for the soft fabric balls HERE (it includes a FREE PDF PATTERN):

http://www.applegreencottage.com/2014/08/how-to-sew-soft-ball.html

What I need to add is that minky is a flexible material and is therefore likely to extend while sewing. As a beginner's project, I'd therefore recommend to stick with non-extendable materials, 100% cotton works best. But all in all, it's not really necessary for the toy to be sewn perfectly, is it? Kids won't mind some uneven seams and non-perfect finish touches, you can be sure about it ;)

A soft DIY cuddly Christmas tree ornament

The incredibly soft minky toy can transform in a moment into a collection of colorful Christmas tree ornaments.

A soft DIY cuddly Christmas tree ornament

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Or even better, check out some of my PDF patterns on Craftsy. Many of them are free! They are all linked to my free tutorials on the blog, so it will be super easy for you to use them to sew something cute for yourself or your loved ones. Or ...check out one of my most popular beginner-friendly patterns:

Why not make your own, beautiful DIY gift bags? It's easy and quick - and the boxed corners are made the EASY way! (The best sewing hack ever!)

This gift bag pattern comes in 6 variations, perfect to hold all your Christmas gifts. The PDF pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions with lots of photos, tips and a Sew-to-Sell license. Check them out here:

Find out more about this Christmas sewing project.

Merry Christmas!


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