I made a couple of fabric toys for my grandsons.
1. For 7 month old Eli, a Crinkly Tag Owl:
I started with a washed Cheetos bag to go on the inside for the crinkly noise.
I made a simple pattern from notebook paper.
I experimented with the layout of the eyes and nose. Then I fused them onto the fabric and zigzagged the edges to be sure nothing could come off.
For the arms and feet, I used ribbons. Here is the finished front:
For 6 year old Dylan, a monster tooth fairy pillow:
I used the same pattern as I did for Eli's owl. But, I stuffed it with polyfil and added a pocket on the front. I also used different eyes and added teeth and little stuffed feet.
In this picture he is watching me sew!
I got the ideas for these from Pinterest and then just made my own pattern.