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mmmm, what better way to stay warm than snuggling up against a teddy bear! Making teddy bears can be as simple as you please or as challenging as you dare, as long as you have fun. This perfect i'able will be perfect for gifts, or just if you are clearing out the wardrobe. Most of all, have loads of good ol' fun!
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Step 1: Stuff you will need

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The materials you will need are-
As as many old shirts, trousers, ties, socks or gloves that you will need,
A needle
Paper or stiff card
If you want to have it posable, thin strong wire.

Step 2: Templates

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Cut templates out of card. This means that if u make a mistake because you cut it wrong, dont come crying to me! A simple teddy bear template would be a round tummy, arm, leg and head. You only need one of each template, and also add the other limbs you may need such as wings or an extended neck. for a very simple teddy, the one below is perfect, like for kids(Or adults who cant sew!)

Step 3: Start cutting!

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Cut along one seam on one side of the material, so it opens fully out, similar to a jacket. Then, taking a marker pen, draw as many pieces of material as you need. For a reptilian like animal, or a horse of giraffe type animal, three pieces of material will be needed. For a teddy, only two. Like this pic below.

Step 4: Sewing

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If you are making a posable animal, you must ever-so-carefully fold the top of an arm, leg, wing or neck and sew it up. Use tacking needles if you need to hold your teddy in place whilst sewing. A simple 'tacking stich' which is going in one way, then a short way off going back out again. Then push the wire throungh and thats it. Then swe the other piece of material on. Do this for all peices of material and sew them to the body BUT LEAVE ABOUT 5CM OFF FOR STUFFING!!!!! push the needle through the material for later use.
-Salamanda-10 months ago
This is awesome! It was a really fun and easy project. :)
Cool! :) (though you'd have to make a teddy out of a few yards fabric if you wanted it to be as big as in the picture...)
Uhh SageMinto it's making a teddy from a Tshirt not the other way around lol
seoulteasha3 years ago
I must say, I love the teddy bear. The picture may be misleading, but I love GD so it's all good lol.
conrad1415 years ago
 CHange you thumbnail its missleading 
thedragonmaster (author)  conrad1415 years ago
I made this forever ago, I might be attempting to delete it anyway
well you dont have to delete it. If you dont please change the thumbnail.
I agree. I thought this was going to be more like the bear in the picture, but when I read the instructions it was completely different. Your final picture should be your thumbnail.
SageMinto4 years ago
I've never thought of making a t-shirt out of a teddy bear before. Very creative :)
haha omg i want to make a teddy bear now..thank you so much!!!