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Why I sew my own toys? Because HANDMADE TOYS are created from passion. They are sewn with attention to the detail, filled with love and positive energy. If you are looking for idea or help to sew your own special toy for your baby, child or friend, you came to the right place.

Browse through unique SEWING TUTORIALS & PATTERNS or TIPS & TRICKS created to help you create your perfect little masterpiece.  Join me, let’s create easy, safe, loved, unique softies together.

Sun pillow with a smiley face – easy sewing & embroidery DIY project for kids and beginners

By on July 1, 2020

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Sun pillow with a smiley face - easy sewing & embroidery DIY project for kids and beginners

🌞 Hello, lovely! My name is Sunny, and I would love to be your sunshine. I am always cheerful, and I try to look for the positive side of life. Don’t complicate, be as simple as possible is my motto. Would you like to be my friend?


The sun pillow with smiley face and embroidery “You are my sunshine” on the back, is my easy-peasy sewing and embroidery project, and also one of the cutest!

I love this sun pillow’s bright colors, big smile, and cute message at the back.

As it is looking at me while I work, it makes me feel warm it makes me feel good, life is good! You have to smile back to him. :)))

It heats me, how something can be so simple to make when you know how to, and yet can look so beautiful and professional.

Why would we complicate things if we don’t have to? Right?

If you would like to give it a try, check my Etsy shop.

There is beauty in simplicity. 

You are my sunshine!

Sun pillow pattern - You are my sunshine embroidery pattern

Are you looking for a cute idea to sew for a kid’s gift?

Baby’s gift?

Something thoughtful to cheer someone up?

This is it! Learn more.

Maybe you have a kid or grandchild that loves crafts – this will make great kids sewing and embroidery project for them. Just show it to them. 🙂


Want to know more about the Sun pillow PDF pattern and tutorial?

Sun pillow pattern -  You are my sunshine embroidery pattern

✂ Finished size (approximately)

19 cm x 19 cm / 7.5 in x 7.5 in

✂ Time needed

1 -2 hours for beginners (sewing & embroidery)

✂ By making this adorable sun, you will learn:

  • backstitch embroidery stitch
  • how to transfer embroidery to the fabric
  • what is the difference between wool and acrylic (craft) felt and which is better for making soft toys – can you guess?
  • how to stuff the toys correctly
  • and other small tricks.

✂ Materials needed

  • Yellow wool felt (21 cm x 42 cm / 8.5 in x 17 in)
  • Light pink wool felt for the cheeks
  • Embroidery thread: dark pink, blue, green, orange, white
  • 2 small blue/black buttons or 2 small circles of black felt for eyes
  • Yellow sewing thread
  • Toy or pillow stuffing
  • Dark transfer paper
  • Pattern and tutorial

Join me, let’s sew this joyful sun pillow that brings light and happiness together

🌞 Get your copy of Happy Sun PDF pattern and tutorial.


🌞🌞 Follow the detailed step by step instructions.


🌞🌞🌞 Make the happy sun unique by filling it with your love, positive energy, and good wishes.


Stay safe, help to share light and love. 💗 

Maya

p.s. If you liked this project, you might also like this cute joyfull happy star pillow.


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Summertime Giveaway

By on June 25, 2020

Yey! The last day of school for us, summertime can now officially start.  If you could only see how excited my kids are, despite the fact, they were at home and homeschooled for over two months. 🙈💗 For a fabulous

RAINBOW PILLOW PATTERN – EASY & FUN

By on May 22, 2020

🌈 Colorful, positive and so easy to sew – rainbow pillow When the days are grey, and I feel low, just as the song goes, I know what I need – happy, bright colors, they work like a charm for

Joyful little star sewing pattern for beginners

By on April 25, 2020

Stars shine brightest in the night – star sewing pattern This little star was inspired by the birth of one very special little girl in the middle of pandemic times. She brought us so much joy and hope in the time

FLUFFY BABY CLOUD PILLOW SEWING PATTERN IN THREE VARIATIONS

By on July 14, 2017

About the Baby cloud sewing pattern Baby cloud pillow, white as snow and extra soft and cuddly with hand embroidered eyes, mouth, and cheeks. They are a cute décor for any baby nursery. Baby cloud is a great idea for

GHOST SEWING PATTERN WITH INSTANT DOWNLOAD

By on October 15, 2016

About the ghost sewing pattern The friendly ghost was inspired by my older son. He is still a little bit afraid of the dark, although he is too old to admit it. Easy, appropriate for total beginners I have designed

How to sew cute, little, friendly Boo – a ghost sewing pattern

By on October 15, 2016

This ghost sewing pattern is just a perfect easy project for beginners and children learning to sew. Ghost Boo will make a cuddly plushie, that will for sure keep all the monsters away at night. In this case just use the pattern

Sailboat sewing pattern with instant download

By on September 17, 2016

~~~~~ I had a little sailboat, Its decks were new all painted blue. I had a little sailboat and sailed it on the see. ~~~~~   About the sailboat sewing pattern This sailboat sewing pattern is inspired by my two

Pretty toys patterns with PDF instant download

By on September 17, 2016

Welcome, at pretty toys patterns. I love making pretty toys, and  I love sharing my unique designs with others. Most of all I love to teach others how easy it is to create pretty toys by themselves. Hence it really

CUTE AND COLORFUL BABY BLANKET AND TOY ALL IN ONE

By on May 4, 2016

Cute and colorful baby blanket and toy all in one is one of those creative ideas that are fun to make, even though  you absolutely don’t have any need for them. My boys are definitely not babies anymore and baby

How to sew easy and cute decorative dog pillow DIY

By on January 31, 2016

Why have I decided to start a year with sewing  a decoartive dog pillow? Well, dear friends, I am so excited! We got a new family member right after Christmas, a puppy! His name is Bobi, and he is a

The first giveaway goes to …

By on December 18, 2015

Dear all, Thank you all for taking part in the first ever Sew Toy giveaway. I promise it is not the last one. I have asked random.org to help me with drawing, and his decision is, that giveaway goes to the

Sew Toy thank you GIVEAWAY

By on December 8, 2015

Here we go, first ever (but not last)  SewToy giveaway. 🙂 I love December, the lights enlightening the long winter nights, the smell of hot cocoa and gingerbread all around the house. I enjoy creating with my kids on the

HOW TO SEW LUMI THE SNOWMAN – EASY FREE PATTERN

By on November 23, 2015

We can smell winter in the air today, we got the first snow this weekend. What a joy for little ones, who already prepared the carrot, charcoal and old polka dot pot to make their first snowman this year. But

HOW TO SEW CAREFREE CAT FROM SCRAPS – FREE PATTERN

By on November 11, 2015

In the process of creation of every new toy, while I am drawing a draft on a paper, when trying out different face expressions, or while I am combining pieces of fabric and sewing them together, the toy starts to

HOW TO SEW CUTE AND FRIENDLY MONSTER – FREE PATTERN

By on November 4, 2015

I like little monsters, but not the scary ones, only the kind, friendly ones. Especially I love little baby monsters that are colorful, happy, and a little bit mischievous. I love their big eyes, being aware of every opportunity to

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HOW TO SEW JOYFUL CAT PILLOW – FREE & EASY PATTERN

By on October 27, 2015

Our cat got poisoned three weeks ago. We do not know where and how since she runs freely around the house throughout the day when we are at work and at school. It was a really close call. If it wasn’t

HOW TO SEW QUICKLY A CUTE LITTLE SOFT BABY TEDDY BEAR

By on October 12, 2015

A small soft teddy bear is just a perfect gift for a baby. Having this in mind, I have prepared this free teddy bear pattern, that is super easy and fast to sew, just perfect for the little baby’s hands

HOW TO SEW CUTE AND PRACTICAL TOOTH PILLOW

By on September 30, 2015

What is a tooth pillow and why in the world my kids would need one? I mean, seriously … This was my firm belief until one night something happened. How the Tooth fairy couldn’t find the tooth My youngest, age

HOW TO SEW SUPER CUTE ELEPHANT FOR LUCK – FREE PATTERN & TUTORIAL

By on September 21, 2015

Would you like to have more good luck in your life? Who wouldn’t! This was my thinking. When the babies are born, we send a greeting with a wish for good luck in their life. We wish good luck at birthdays,

HOW TO LEARN TO SEW ANYTIME, ANYWHERE AND FOR FREE

By on September 16, 2015

“I always wanted to learn to sew; I just haven’t come around to it. It is hard to find an extra time for it, and I just don’t want to spend too much money on a course.” Do you really

Sew Totoro with this simple free pattern & tutorial

By on September 7, 2015

Do you know Totoro? Do you know the cute character from the Japanese fantasy film My Neighbor Totoro? The film was released back in 1988, but even today’s kids worldwide love this cute character and enjoy the fantasy world, Japanese

HOW TO SEW A BABY BLOCK TOY – FREE TUTORIAL

By on August 27, 2015

The block was my first idea that came to my mind when my ten years old son came to me with a wish to sew something that wouldn’t be flat, but more 3D. Blocks sewing is as a great beginner’s

BASIC 6 HAND-STITCHES FOR SEWING TOYS AND THEIR USAGE

By on August 22, 2015

Before you can sew your first toy, you need to learn the basic stitches. Even if your sewing machine will do majority of the work, these stitches you will need to know to make all details for your toys and

How to enjoy easy sewing projects for kids

By on August 6, 2015

There is a lot of easy sewing projects for kids out there, projects where you can share your love and passion for sewing with your kids. How to start? Sewing with children can be challenging since they can’t do everything

Soft Bat Toy Plushie – DIY tutorial

By on September 12, 2012

My older one loves bats. He likes to draw bats, he likes to read books about them and he likes to watch them on TV. This little creatures really fascinate him. It really is cute, how he asks me all

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Sew Giraffe Toy As a Baby Gift

By on September 3, 2012

My good friend just had a baby. I decided to sew something for a little boy, something small, that he will be able to hold in his little hands and put in his mouths without worries. Only safe materials were

Apropriate for beginners and children, hours of fun making them and playing with them

Finger puppets that are fun to make and fun to play with – free tutorial

By on August 24, 2012

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The cuttest teddy bear – Free sewing tutorial

By on August 20, 2012

Who didn’t have his own teddy bear as a child? I did. His name is Bruno and today my little ones are playing with him and I still love him just as much. My youngest one shares my love for

Why felt is my first choice for beginners learning to sew?

By on August 3, 2012

For me with no doubt in mind this would be felt. Felt is a non-woven fabric that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers. What is so special about this fabric? Why I find it perfect for learning

Transfering Patterns to the Fabric for Smaller Children

By on July 30, 2012

Transfering patterns to the fabric is suitable even for the youngest children. My four year old love it, because it is fun, he can play with the chalk and the resauls are fast and somehow magic.   This is how

How to sew PERFECT plushie feet!

By on July 26, 2012

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Sew a Happy Soft Colorful Ball – free tutorial

By on July 23, 2012

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Sewing Soft Toys Closed Using the Ladder Stitch

By on July 21, 2012

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Sock Monkey

By on July 21, 2012

Very simpl free tutorial about how to sew the cuttest monkey from the socks. Very easy and fun, appropriate for beginners. You will find free pattern and tutorial on Craft Passion. To make it even more fun, here are two