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Handmade Gifts for Boys Day 3: Snake Stuffie Free Pattern and Tutorial

Welcome back to day three of the Handmade Gifts for Boys series! Awhile back, my six-year-old saw a stuffed snake toy at the zoo, and he cannot stop talking about it. He has been begging me to make one for him. So today I have a free pattern so you can make one too!
Snake softie free pattern and tutorial


  • fleece
  • knit fabric
  • polyfill
  • embroidery thread

1. Embroider eyes onto the snake’s face.

snake stuffie step 1

2. If you want to, embroider a design on the snake’s back.

snake stuffie step 2

3. Put the top and bottom pieces right sides together and sew. Repeat with the snake’s belly

snake stuffie step 5

4. Put the tongue on top of the snake’s face, right side facing the eyes.

snake stuffie step 3

5. Put the top and the belly right sides together.snake stuffie step 4

6. Sew along the outsides, leaving an opening in the center of the snake.

snake stuffie step 6

7. Stuff with polyfill and use a blind stitch to close the opening.

snake stuffie step 7

I can’t handle how adorable this snake is! My little guy is going to love it! The fleece makes it so snuggly.
snake stuffie

Download your free pattern here:

Snake Softie pattern from If Only Designs

Make sure you download it to your computer, don’t print from your browser. Then join the If Only Designs Patterns Facebook group to share your cuddly creation!

Snake Stuffie tutorial

Looking for more softies to sew? Stacey has an awesome roundup of softie patterns, so pop over there to check it out!



Boys Will be Boys: The End.

What a fun week! I hope you enjoyed our Boys Will be Boys, so Handmake Their Toys series!


Stacey and I had a lot of fun putting it all together. But I have to admit… I’m exhausted! At least now I have some Christmas presents finished, though, and didn’t wait until the very last minute. Well, some of them are finished…

In case you missed any of the tutorials, here’s a wrap up of all of them.

handmade boy gift wrap-up

Starting at the Top:

  1. Baby Shoes Free Pattern and Tutorial
  2. DIY Color Your Own T-Shirt
  3. Fabric Dominoes Game
  4. Police Softies
  5. Cloth Light Sabers
  6. Superhero Hand Warmers
  7. Monster Art Carrier
  8. Magnetic Hangman
  9. Name Bean Bags
  10. Pokemon Card Pouch
  11. Silly Mustaches

Thanks so much for following along with us. I’ll be drawing winners for all the giveaways tonight, so make sure you enter if you haven’t already!

Click here to see Year Two of our Handmade Gifts for Boys series!


Boys Will be Boys: a Roundup of More Handmade Gift Tutorials

As Boys Will be Boys, so Handmake Their Toys comes to a close, I wanted to share with you some other fun handmade boy gift tutorials I’ve found.


Click here to see all the other posts in this series!


Superhero Cape Tutorial at Skirt as Top


Skateboard Sling at The Boy Trifecta


Star Wars Finger Puppets at The Idea Room


Superhero Cuffs at See Kate Sew

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Lego Belt at Delia Creates


Suitcase Puppet Theatre at Melly Sews


Car Race Game at Little Family Fun

DSC_0179Paratrooper Softie Tutorial at Chez Beeper Bebe


Kid Wallet at Melly Sews

Stacey and I have both been pinning to the board Boy Gift Ideas on Pinterest – it’s filled with awesome ideas for gifts for the boys in your life!

*** I decided to keep the giveaways all open through Monday. [mostly because I’m too lazy to figure out how to close the comments… ha! lucky you!] ***

The Fabric Fairy — $25 gift certificate

See Kate Sew — THREE softie patterns!

Sew Chatty — adorable elephant softie

Be sure to head over and enter… the only requirement for ALL giveaways is leaving a comment. How easy is that?!

And Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy has one final tutorial – a magnetic hangman game that looks so fun!