StitchifiedToys

Handmade + heirloom quality soft toys

Maynard, Massachusetts · 32 Sales

StitchifiedToys

Handmade + heirloom quality soft toys

Maynard, Massachusetts 32 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

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Jen

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Last updated on May 31, 2018

Thank you for stopping by! The shop is currently closed, but will reopen in August once we are settled in our new home. Happy summer!

Jen

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(10)
Jana Ullrich

Jana Ullrich on Dec 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful and such a well made toy. Bought this for my 3yo daughter who loves horses/unicorns. It’s even cuter in person!! She’s totally in love with her “ RAINBOW” <3 Thank you for making such quality and gorgeous little creations!

gbbedini60

gbbedini60 on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This dress is adorable!!!!!! It looks so cute on my doll!!! The quality is fantastic!! Thank you for making these special toys.

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About Stitchified Toys

Each Stitchified toy is a unique companion, handmade by me for the young and young at heart. Lovingly crafted in a small corner of my pet-friendly and non-smoking home, I hope that each toy becomes a beloved friend to someone special in your life.

Stitchified toys are heirloom quality, and made from all natural fibers whenever possible. My favorite fibers include wool, cotton, silk, and leather. On occasion I use man-made materials (particularly for eyes or trim), but any such materials will be noted in the listing.

Stitchified toys are made with careful attention to detail, something you won't find in mass-market toys. Many of the details, like dolls' hair and embroidered embellishments, are sewn entirely by hand with nothing more than a needle and thread. Each toy represents hours (upon hours!) of love and dedication to my craft. However, despite their fine features, Stitchified toys are meant to participate in years of gentle imaginative play. Though I have made these toys to withstand the rigors of childhood, please note that they are not meant to endure rough abuse -- tug of war, swim lessons, and hair cuts should be discouraged.

All Stitchified toys are stuffed with clean carded wool from a domestic mill, which lends warmth and weight to the toy. Wool is temperature regulating, which is a splendid property in a child's toy -- Stitchified toys retain heat when cuddled on cold winter days, but also stay cool and breathable in the heat of summer. Wool also absorbs the familiar smells of home, which makes Stitchified toys reassuring playmates and ideal loveys. Plus, wool is environmentally sustainable, anti-bacterial and stain resistant! Once you've held one of these toys, you'll be a wool convert, too!

For more about my process, inspiration, and daily happenings visit my blog at Stitchified.com or follow me on instagram.com/stitchified.

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About me
I have been a life long believer in the magic of toys. As a little girl I spent enormous amounts of time engaged in lively conversations with my (small army of) stuffed animals. I seem to have passed this trait down to my own children, which is how I ended up creating my first softies a few years ago. I've had entirely too much fun creating for friends and family, and now it's my pleasure share my softies with others!

If I'm not at my day job, or enjoying time with my family of four, you'll find me unwinding at the sewing machine. I am completely obsessed with all things stitchy, and love every minute that I get to create.

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  • Jen

    Owner

    Hello! I'm Jen and I'm obsessed with adding a modern flair to retro toy-making. I hope that you enjoy browsing my creations here on Etsy!

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I take on a very limited number of custom orders. Please contact me to discuss availability.

Care instructions

Most stains can be removed by spot-cleaning with soap and warm water, and leaving the toy to air dry.

However, if a toy has a particularly messy adventure, please hand wash in cold water with mild soap and a splash of vinegar (to prevent the yarn dye, if any, from running). After washing, place the toy in a towel and gently squeeze out the water (but do not wring) and allow to air dry. Alternatively, after washing place in the washing machine for a "drain" only spin, and then allow to air dry. He or she may need a little reshaping after the wash before air drying. Yarn hair may be finger combed after drying. Note: Yarn hair may shed fuzz at first, but this will slow down and is to be expected with natural fibers.

Repair Services

I am happy to offer repair services for Stitchified toys that get into trouble (bad haircuts can and do happen!). I can be reached through Etsy, or at StitchifiedToys (at) gmail dot com for a quote.