Soft toy making courses, workshops & holidays
including doll, plush toy & teddy bear making



uk flag Barbara-Ann Bears

based: Kent, UK
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One-to-one teddy bear making or teddy bear design workshops in Kent. Covering all aspects of bear making from beginner to advanced level. On-site log cabin accommodation avialable for multi-day courses.

| soft toy making | England |


uk flagFelt World

based: Staffordshire, UK
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Feltmaking workshops, classes and weekends in the West Midlands – wet felting and neddle felting courses teaching the skills to make a diverse range of felt items including bags, slippers, toys, decorations, footstools etc.

| felt making | soft toy making | England |


uk flagHeart and Art Andalucia

based: Granada, Spain
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Week-long fully inclusive art and craft residential courses with professional, experienced artist teachers. Learn, create, relax in the beautiful Spanish mountains of Andalucia in a mountainside house with inspirational views of the National Park. Price also includes countryside picnics, day excursion and airport transfers in Spain. All art materials provided.

| jewellery | sculpture/carving | paper crafts | scrapbooking | embroidery | decoupage | painting/drawing | mixed media | soft toy making | retreats | self development | Spain |


uk flagWoodland Teddies

based: Leicestershire, UK
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Bear making workshops, from one-to-one tutorials to group workshops. Courses are aimed at all levels from novice makers to those with experience at bear making. Workshops can be arranged locally in Leicestershire, or throughout the UK.

| soft toy making | UK |


uk flag Doll Cottage

based: Surrey, UK

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Traditional porcelain doll making classes and workshops, including porcelain and other media.

| soft toy making | England |


Shipwrights Cottage

based: Western Australia, Australia

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Small, intimate, hands-on workshops that teach old past skills including basketry, yoghurt making, soft toys, spinning and sewing skills.

| soft toy making | weaving | basket making | Australia |


uk flagTillington Bears

based: Cambridgeshire, UK

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Comprehensive, informal teddy bear making workshops, created to help those who've never made a bear before, or who need help in the early stages.

| soft toy making | UK |



About our soft toy making section

This section is focused on courses and workshops for the making of plush, cuddly and soft toys, stuffed animals, soft dolls and teddy bears; teaching sewing skills for making toys from existing patterns; sometimes also including the design of toys from scratch and the creaton of patterns.



A few of the soft toy and bear making courses and workshops included in this section are organised as full packages which include accommodation; we also list some instruction only day and multi-day courses which don't include accommodation, some of these will provide information on local reccomended accommodation, but where this is not the case we suggest taking a look at the Travel-Quest Accommodation Directory, here.