Character Soft Toys

Custom Soft Toys Made to Order

Bring your ideas to life with personalised soft toys! Whether you are looking for a character from your book, a mascot for your school or company or a bespoke gift for a loved one, Picture to Puppet can help. Just email us a picture of your character to get a quote. We do any quantity from 1 to 50.

Our Custom Soft Toys:

  • Can be any size or shape you like!
    Banana slug custom toy
  • May be ordered in any quantity from 1 – 50
  • can be made from a photo, drawing or description.
  • From £175 (individual)
  • Or from £26 apiece (bulk)
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Contact me to order your custom soft toy now.

Would you like a soft toy made in the likeness of your pet? Check out out Custom Pet Soft Toy page!

Here are some examples of previous custom soft toy commissions:

Contact me now if you’re interested in our custom soft toys.

See more examples of toys and puppets we’ve made based on children’s drawings

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The Process

People often ask me how I go about creating custom soft toys. Here’s how it usually works!

Customers send me the picture they’d like a toy based on, whether that’s a drawing or a photograph, and how big they want it. First of all I draw the character out at the finished side onto paper. From that drawing I work out the patter pieces and make a paper model of the character. I adjust it until it’s just right, then use this to work out the fabric pattern. Then I make it up in fabric, embroidering on all the features on.

I love making custom soft toys because it’s possible to create really accurate shapes and patterns. I take great care to emulate the style of the artwork it’s based on, whether that’s a child’s drawing, a cartoon logo/ mascot or something realistic.

All of our custom soft toys (and everything else) are handmade in our Edinburgh Studio, even our soft toys made in bulk (up to 500). Curious to see how it happens? Come and visit us at 64 Constitution Street, weekdays 10-6.