Hi! My name is Julia Aleshkina.

I am the author and designer of textile soft toys. My first project Altoys was born in 2010, which began as a simple hobby, and then outgrew the business of my life.

In 2015, I realized that I could share my experience in sewing toys, as well as create patterns for sewing toys by other creative people. So my second sewing project AltoysDIY (ToysDIY on Etsy) will be born.

For 10 years I have been making toys, putting love in every stitch, trying and looking for new things, and also teaching others to find their way in creativity.

During this time, my soft stuffed animals found their homes not only in different Russian cities, but also around the world, and many creative people sew their toys according to my patterns and tutorials.

I believe that my sewing patterns and tutorials will help you to create special toys for your loved ones.