What’s soft and cuddly and fit for a kid? Your entry in the Soft Toys Challenge! Share your handmade stuffed animals and creatures, dolls, and any other soft toys that won’t poke an eye out.

The grand prize winner will win a Brother SE400 computerized sewing machine and runners-up will take home an Instructables prize pack. Start your stitching!

If you need help getting started, our free Hand Sewing and Machine Sewing classes are perfect for beginners! 

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Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

Runner Up (25)


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 5, 2016 and Jan 9, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Soft Toys Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.