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Want to get into sewing? Ready to teach your kid(s) and their friends how to sew? Think softies are the best thing after baked bread? You are ready for Sew a Softie!! Read more about Sew a softy here or skip down quickly to find a link to our favorite submissions by awesome bloggers Ilse from “de knutselfjuf Ede” and Mirelle from “Crea met Kids”.

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What is Sew a Softie?

So often we hear adults and children say that they “are not creative”, and so often this fear keeps people from trying. Here at Meaningful Crafts believe that it is important to give the joy of creativity through to the new generations.

This is why this year we will be participating in the Sew a Softie movement.

Sew a Softie is a movement that aims at teaching children to sew, and use their creativity, through easy accessed patterns, events and young creative ambassadors.


In 2015 Trixi Symonds realized she wanted to share her love for sewing and creating softies to people around the world. Initially it started out humbly as a one day event in which Trixi asked people to share their Softie designs as tutorials.

It was a massive success and people around the world, not just for one day but for the entire month, shared their softies as well as tutorials how to create them.

Children started to show their self created softies off to their friends and inspired them to create their own. These child ambassadors showed that softies are truly cool!


Follow Sew a Softy on instagram or in the Sew a Softie facebook group where Trixi will be posting links to the daily tutorials.

Your kids can join in as kid ambassadors too!

Free Patterns:

English speakers can go directly to the Sew a Softie facebook group for their free patterns. For dutch speaking audiences we link below to the awesome blogs Crea met Kids en De Knutseljuf Ede

What does Meaningful Crafts do?

This year we are cooperating with Ilse from De Knutseljuf Ede and Mirelle from Crea met Kids. These two bloggers and creative enthusiasts participate in Sew A Softie in the Netherlands and offer translated patterns.

We sent them materials and they have a discount promotion code on their blogs that you can use to receive 20% discount on our 100% woollen OEKOTEX-100 certified and EN71 compliant TrueFelt Pieces (20×30 cm) and Stripes (20×183).

This makes our premium quality materials available for kids projects! We all know half of the fun is how nicely the materials feel!

Want to start sewing right away? Go to the blogs below to create COCO, the scared bird or Mirelle’s Fantasy Beast!


Isle made her softie based on a book called “Coco kan het” (Coco can do it!) by Lous Riphagen.

Go to Ilse’s blog “De Knutseljuf Ede” to find the patterns to make Coco, she explains it in detailed steps to show you exactly how to do it! It is in Dutch Language but the patterns and steps will be clear!

Fantasy Beast

Mirelle made a fantasy beast that will scare away any monsters under beds with its unbearable cuteness!

Go to Mirelle’s blog Crea met Kids to find the patterns to make the fantasy beast, she explains it in detailed steps to show you exactly how to do it! It is in Dutch Language but the patterns and steps will be clear!

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