I attempted to make a couple softies last weekend. First I made the bear from this book. My son wanted me to make the bear so I made it. He didn't like the fact that his arms were missing so I put some on and I altered the face a bit.
I tried making the Aranzi Aronzo monkey but it came out like this...
I'm not too good at sewing curves on a machine so I tried making my own softie pattern with straight lines only and came out with this.
I think I like sewing bags better than softies.