My animal doll sewing patterns are fun and easy to make, and can be customised in endless ways. I love seeing how you personalise them and make them your own. There were so many beautiful dolls shared with me in October. They are so inspiring to see. This month I also ran a Halloween Sew Along. It was so much fun seeing the imaginative and creative costumes you designed for your dolls!
Each month, I collate all the photos you share of the dolls you've made using Studio Seren patterns. My 11-year-old daughter, Seren, gets the fun job of choosing one person to be crowned Maker of the Month. And each Maker of the Month wins a prize — their choice of one sewing pattern from my website. Winners who already own all the patterns can wait until I launch a new sewing pattern. Take a look at all the wonderful creations submitted this month and find out who Seren chose as the Maker of the Month for October.
Sam posted this very handsome bunny and some super adorable bears. I love that she made the headband reversible
She has done an amazing job of making mix-and-match outfits for her cute bear!
Sam also made this little bunny boy for a friend. I love the stars! She says she is keen to try out another animal pattern. I can’t wait to see what she makes next!
Elisabeth shared these gorgeous dolls. I love the fabric she chose for the clothes.
Michelle said “These pandas were a work of bittersweet love 💗. They were made as memory angel bears to honour a beloved mother, and daughter. She worked in healthcare so her scrubs were used to make the pandas and the boys’ shorts. A favourite dress was used to make the bow ties and girl’s dress. She loved pandas so of course, that was an easy choice. They were made to be gifted to her 2 sons and her mother.” What a wonderful way to commemorate and celebrate a cherished life
Say hello to Malcolm, by Jo. If you want a way to make your doll more unique, it’s hard to beat these awesome ears!
Jo also introduced us to Isabella. She said “Fell in love with this fabric and couldn’t leave the store without it!"
I’m loving the material Jo chose for these bunny ears. Jo said “Bonnie was such a joy to make 💛💛💛” and I think little Bonnie reflects that joy 😃
Here's a photo of all the dolls Jo has made for a local craft show. Don't they look amazing?
Elaine's cute little fox is ready for anything. Great work, Elaine!
Angelica's teddy is looking pretty and prim in that lovely floral top and bow.
Michaela shared these bears and cat, which are ready to be gifted as Christmas presents. The dress fabric is gorgeous and look how Michaela has put together a lovely display with the flowers in the background. I’m sure the recipients will be very excited to receive them!
This is Laura’s first ever bunny. I’m loving the well-chosen fabric — the dark pink dress and bow match so well with the lighter pink ears.
She also posted this beautiful doll saying “My daughter was quick to put in a request after seeing the bunny I made yesterday. She wanted a panda, so meet Poppy Panda 🐼” I bet she loved this!
Rita shared this gorgeous pair of foxes and said “such a fun pattern”. I can almost see how much fun you had making this, Rita!
Cafersibel shared these beauties. She said she is more experienced making crochet dolls, but how wonderful are these cuties! I love the inclusion of the flowers in the photos too 😃
Alison said “I love the pyjama pattern! Can’t wait to make some more. So sweet" 💤💤💤” I’m glad you like it! You’ve certainly put it to good use 😃
Jeannie shared a photo of this gorgeous puppy, saying “they are so fun to make.” The fabric she has used for the dress looks like it was made for her doll!
Lindsay has been hard at work making these dolls. Take a look at those matching ears and outfits. Superb! Lindsay said, “I LOVE using your patterns!! Thank you 🐰🌸🐻❄️🌸🦊”. And I’m so glad you’re enjoying them, Lindsay, it makes me so happy! 😃
Mirjana's fox with little checked overalls is adorable!
Tammy said “Just finished my first pattern! I’m hooked! I need more grandchildren!” Look at those soft ears — marvellous!
Jeannie made these beautiful foxes and a wolf. I love all the different colours she has used!
I love this cute kitty that Robyn made. She looks so friendly and sweet!
She made a fancy outfit for her too and is auctioning her for charity which is lovely
This is Olivia's first-ever sewing project and it was all hand sewn. Doesn't she look lovely? Olivia is excited to try another one soon and I’m excited to see the results.
Genna said “I'm obsessed with making these bunnies!” Making dolls is so addictive!
This is Kerry Anne's first bear. I love the colour of the overalls. And look at those gorgeous eyes!
Sandrine made this sweet kitty and I love his sweater!
Look at the friendly faces on these wonderful creations! Jeannie said “This gang was a blast to make. The outfits are so fun.” And the fun shows 😃
Elia made these bunnies as a first project using a sewing machine — proof that these patterns really are suitable for complete beginners. Elia also has plans to make some foxes. I can't wait to see them when they are done!
Sara also made a bear with some overalls and said “These cute overalls got me 🥰” and I totally agree they’re awesome overalls made from amazing fabric!
This is Carina's first bunny. What a gorgeous outfit!
Diane made this sweet little bear and said “making her was fun!” She is so cute!
Andrea said, “Just finished my first little cat 😊 my son is happy with it.” I love the colours she has used
Carrie Anne shared these bears made by Rosie and Elena, ages 8 and 10. What talented young ones! It just goes to show, Studio Seren patterns really are easy enough for beginners to use. Is there a young person in your life who might enjoy making their own soft toy?
This is Thais's first Kitten. I’m loving how well the dress fabric matches the kitty’s fur. And the embroidery details are wonderful
Leslee said, “I had this sweet little piece of fabric in my stash and it was the inspiration to make my first bunny. I just love this pattern!!💙🐰”. That is indeed beautiful dress fabric and I’m so glad it inspired you to make your first bunny, which is wonderful.
Elisabeth made a beautiful little autumn fox 😊. Look at those colours!
Take a look at that wonderful hand embroidery by Sandrine. Such sweet details!
Mary made this cute bunny and added lots of extra details to make her unique. Isn't she special?
Jo made this beautiful bunny to raise money for the Youth Cancer Centre. She said, "Such a joy to be able to donate to such a special cause.” Such a beautiful prize for a lucky winner.
Tassia made this beautiful fox. I love her and the chair she's sitting in. It's like it was made for her!
Eva-Marie said “Here she is! 🐰 The first but not the last. Love how she turned out. 🪡✂️🧵 Thanks for a really good pattern.” I can’t wait to see some more!
Diane said “My first lady fox. I think she's a cutie" I agree Diane. She is adorable!
Tessa made this adorable bunny couple. They look beautiful together!
Dimaria made this gorgeous teddy with fabric received as a gift. I love the little heart she's added to the pocket
I love this gorgeous fox that Robin made. The ribbon trim on the skirt goes perfectly with the mushroom applique
Robin also made this adorable kitty cat...
...and this cute bear couple. Don't they look cute!
Kira shared this gorgeous kitty. I love the cute fabric that she used for the dress
Mirjana shared this very dapper fox in a wonderfully fall-themed set of overalls
She also made these sweet foxes. I love the little details she's added like the floral headband and sparkly bow!
I love these super stylish bunny pals and the matching clothes that go with them. Such a lovely idea!
Remina said “Super cute pattern! I'm happy with my bunny!” And I think you should be very proud, Remina. I’m loving the blue eyes contrasting with the bright fabric fur.
I love the cute little fox that Krystyna made. Such a cute outfit too!
Carolina made this friendly little fox. I can't wait to see what clothes she makes for her!
Nayla shared her beautiful little cat. I love how she has made the dress so it looks like a top and a skirt
These kitties that Maria made are absolutely gorgeous and so stylish!
I love this cat that Letitia mad for a Christmas gift. Someone is going to be very happy on the big day!
This sweet little bunny and white fox were made by Mirjana. The fluffy pink fabric makes them look extra special!
Katie made this beautiful fox — look at that awesome mushroom embroidery! Katie said “This is the best-written sewing pattern I’ve ever come across and the finished product is just as described! I can’t wait to make more!” And we can’t wait to see more from you, Katie.
Olivia shared this cute little dog, saying “Seriously so adorable I can't get over it. Easy instructions with clear photos. Also, I recommend the Facebook group for sure! It’s fun to see what other people are making and ask for help if needed.” If you have ordered a Studio Seren doll pattern and haven’t joined the Facebook group yet it’s such a supportive and inspiring place to hang out. The link is inside the instructions for the dolls
This sweet little kitty was made by Lynette. I love her outfit!
Nayla shared this cute little fox. Nayla said “beautiful patterns and no tricks, great to do even for beginners”. Studio Seren patterns are all written with beginners in mind — you really don’t have to have lots of experience to get a fantastic result like this
Loving the gingham on this bunny, which was made by Montserrat
I love this cute little sailor that Robin made. He's got loads of personality!
I love this kitty's autumn dress! Such beautiful fabric
These two pretty puppies, from Robin. Aren't they a beautiful couple?
What a beautiful bunch of bunnies! They look so cuddly!
I'm in love with this beautiful kitty and her colourful dress!
I am in love with this ginger kitty and her beautiful dress. A match made in heaven!
I adore this handsome fox made by Bea!
There is something so adorable about suspenders and a bow tie. Meet Sheldon, who was made by Jo. Her bunnies have so much personality!
Jo also made this beautiful bunny. I love the tutu!
Lois has been sewing clothes for years and said it’s now “nice to create something that has its own character”. This is Lois’s first doll and I can’t help but think there might be more to follow 😃
Tessa shared this handsome kitty. I love this little outfit!
Mary Wallis made these beautiful bunnies called Pierre and Poesie for her friend's adopted daughter. I love their smart outfits. They look ready for a fancy picnic or afternoon tea!
Diane shared this very dapper fox. Isn't he adorable?
Karina shared this gorgeous little teddy, which is full of style
Tiffany shared this wonderful teddy. Such cute fabrics!
Alison shared this cute sleeping bunny. Isn't that fabric just perfect for bunny pyjamas!
This is Freia's first-ever stuffed animal. Such a beautiful first doll!
One pattern, two different coloured fabrics, two totally different-looking dolls. How will you make your dolls unique? Thanks for sharing these beauties, Elia
Awe, these little bunnies have had a long day! Beautiful, Christine!
Tessa made this beautiful kitty’s dress from an old summer dress. What a great way to upcycle 😃
This is another wonderful creation from Tessa. How could anyone look past those cute little freckles?
Tessa’s been busy this month, with another princely puppy. Tessa embroidered a heart-shaped nose on this one as bull terriers often have noses shaped like that. How cute!
“This little doll will be going to my niece at Christmas and I’ll be making another Dalmatian for my nephew. They have Dalmatians themselves so I think it’ll be a hit!!” I can just imagine how excited they will be to receive your wonderful creations, Cori
Another gorgeous bunny by Jo. I love the contrasting bow with his stripy suit!
Another beautiful creation by Tessa. She uses the loveliest fabrics!
Alison shared this gorgeous fox, saying “I really like the colour of this Essex linen” and I absolutely concur! It’s gorgeous and that outfit is perfect for fall!
This is Steph's first bear and she said “I can’t wait to make more!” I love the fabric you chose for the clothes and how well it contrasts with the bear’s fur 😃
Sandrine made this cute little teddy. Isn't her dress beautiful?
Another beautiful bunny made by Tessa. The bows in her ears are so cute!
Abekímaa made this sweet bunny as part of a zero-waste project that they are participating in. It is made from fabric scraps and worn-out clothing
Another beautiful bunny made by Jo. I love her tutu and that lovely floral fabric!
Alison made this gorgeous little wolf who’s ready for an adventure. Thanks for sharing!
This is Cherry's first bunny, which was made, along with some gorgeous dresses, as a present for a friend’s little girl. Someone is going to be very happy!
Ahu made this beautiful little cat. I love her green and blue dress!
Helen shared this beautiful cat, complete with a gorgeous, bright dress, saying “Fantastic pattern!! The instructions are clear and concise, and the creativity of Emma's creatures is so inspiring!” Thanks for sharing, Helen!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful teddy, Annie. I can't wait to see what clothes you create.
Turi shared this super cute teddy. I love the bright, bold bow against the striped shorts
Montserrat shared this wonderful rabbit. I love how well the clothes match the facial expression. And Montserrat said "I absolutely loved this pattern. The outcome is gorgeous and I cannot wait to make more."
K. said “Super pattern. Love it ❤️” In love with her cute fox and that truck fabric!
Besotted with these forest foxes that Alison made! She finds the most perfect fabrics for her dolls!
Love this bunny by Elisabeth. The colours, the details...it is absolutely perfect!
This month I ran my first sew-along. I thought it would be fun to all make Halloween-themed dolls - whether they were wearing costumes or clothes made from Halloween fabrics. So many people took part, it was so much fun!
Tessa made a gorgeous Halloween kitty with a wonderful orange dress with a see-through black spiderweb fabric for the outside. Perfect!
There’s nothing like a Halloween bunny. Don’t you love the embroidered detail on the skirt? Great work, Zsófi
Nel made this lovely black kitty. I love her green eyes!
I love the outfits Alison made her Halloween kitty. That floral headband is wonderful!
Sarah said “Had fun with the Halloween theme! Witchy bunnies! The darker bunny was my first try at these patterns and kiddo picked stuff! The lighter one was my choices! We had lots of fun with this. She let me borrow her pumpkin and she took the pictures.” I love the creativity that Halloween brings out in people!
Jenny made her bunny this gorgeous spider-web dress. It looks great on her!
Tyler made this lovely black kitty for her daughter. I love her face. She looks beautiful
Michelle shared this happy, haunting, spooky Halloween group! She said "Studio Seren patterns are easy to read, easy to use, the directions are clear and the pictures are helpful. All you have to do is break into your fabric stash!! I promise that even beginners can be successful!” It looks like she has had so much fun making this collection of dolls. They are wonderful!
Jenny made this cute couple. The fabrics that she has used match them perfectly!
Jenny made this watermelon witch for her daughter who is dressing up as a watermelon. Such a unique and creative idea. The fabrics she has found for the dress are perfect!
Suzan made these lovely Halloween dresses for her dolls. Isn't that fabric amazing?
Check out this stylish Halloween doll from Kerry Anne. Gorgeous fabric!
I love these kitties that Suzan has made. You can see how much fun she has been having with the Halloween theme!
I am in love with this cat! She has so many stylish outfits. She looks like she was so much fun to make!
I love that this kitty is both Halloween and fall themed!
Jana looks like she has had so much fun designing her black cat too. So many amazingly spooky details!
Seeing my sewing patterns used to create such beautiful dolls is incredibly rewarding and humbling. You're all so talented and creative and I'm so pleased you've taken the time to share your creations. It brings a smile to my face every time I see a new one.
This month Seren chose two winners. One as Maker of the Month and another as her favourite Halloween-themed doll
For Maker of the Month, Seren chose Sara's boo-boo bear!
It won't be long until the end of November, so if you’ve made a doll with one of my sewing patterns, don't forget to share it with us for your chance to win a free Studio Seren pattern. You can share your photos by:
- Tagging @studioserenpatterns on Instagram
- Tagging @studioseren on Facebook
- Emailing email@example.com or sending me a direct message through one of my social accounts
- Sharing a photo in the Studio Seren Facebook community if you have bought one of my doll sewing patterns
- Including a photo with a review on my website or Etsy store
I try my hardest to include all the photos that are shared with me in my Instagram stories. If I've missed your photo please let me know and I will share it and make sure it is included the following month when Seren chooses her Maker of the Month. Please be aware that if the doll you have made infringes on another designer's copyright your photo will not be shared
I always publish a blog post to announce the winners of my Maker of the Month or Sew Alongs before I reach out to the winners personally. So, if you receive any messages claiming that you've won a prize from me, please check my website before responding. Sadly, some individuals create fake accounts and pretend to be businesses running prize draws, aiming to deceive followers into sharing personal and bank details. Please know that I would never ask you to provide personal information to claim your prize. If you have any doubts or concerns, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before responding to any messages
Every photo I see of a doll made with a Studio Seren animal sewing pattern inspires me to create more patterns. So, thank you for sharing and inspiring me!
Lots of love and happy sewing
For more inspiration check out my Maker of the Month post for September