How to Make a Grinch Softie

How to Make a Grinch Softie

I always love taking part in “Sew a Softie for Christmas,” and this year I decided to make a Grinch. This Grinch pattern was adapted from my zombie softie which I made in November to celebrate Halloween.
If you are into Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then this soft toy will be a great accompaniment to the book as a craft or as a fun gift for Christmas.

“Sew a Softie for Christmas” was created by Trixi from Coloured Buttons so please pop over to her website and check out all the wonderful softie creations. Also, here is a link to all the other softie contributors who are participating in “Sew a Softie for Christmas.”

Green felt
Yellow felt
Black felt
Red felt
Green cotton thread

To make the Grinch softie, download and print out the free pattern.

  • Pin the pattern onto the green felt.

  • Cut out the Grinch pieces.

  • Sew the head pieces together and leave an opening at the bottom of the head.

  • Cut out the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth out of felt.

  • With hot glue, glue on the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth.

  • Cut the felt at the top of the head for the hair.

  • With the circle piece, cut a fringe on the outer edge of the circle.

  • Sew the feet pieces together and fill them with stuffing.


  • Sew the arm pieces together and fill with stuffing.

  • Cut a jagged fringe in the felt to make the hands. Be careful not to cut too close to the stitching line.




  • Pin the arms and legs in between the body pieces and sew around the body, making sure the arms and legs are in place and have also been sewn into the body.

  • Leave a gap at the side of the body so you can fill the body with stuffing.

  • Add stuffing and sew up the side of the body.


  • Place the circle over the neck.

  • Sew the head to the body.

That’s it! Now, the Grinch is ready for your kids to love and play with.

Check out all the other softies here!


One thought on “How to Make a Grinch Softie

  1. Your Grinch is a cutie!!! I’d like to welcome him to the Sew a Softie squad!! Your tutorial tis great too. Thanks for joining in again 🙂

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