Introduction: Teddy Bear Tutorial and Pattern

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With this pattern and tutorial you can make teddy bears our of pretty much any kind of fabric. For mine I used fleece because i wanted it to be very soft but you can use the normal animal fur fabric if you want.

The pattern I made comes with letters that indicate how to assemble but just in case I also added steps and tips.


MATERIALS:

  • 1 yard of fabric for the body ( I used cream color  fleece) 
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for the color details ( I used light brown)
  • 1 set of animal eyes 18mm
  • small piece of felt for the nose
  • Stuff material ( I used polyester filling )
  • Sewing machine
  • Pattern
Hope you enjoy and make your own teddy bear =)

Step 1: Template

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The fist this is to download the pattern, print it and cut each piece.

Then you need to trace all of your pieces on the fabric.

For all of those that say you need 2, 1 reverse; after tracing the front, turn the pattern and trace the second piece.



Step 2: Sewing the Head

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I recommend to start with the ears, once you have them done attach them to the front and side part of the face.

Repeat the step and make sure the color of the ears is on the inside part.

After attaching the back, proceed to sew the moth, first to the head piece and after that sew the front.

Step 3: Sewing the Body

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Cut the pieces and start with the front, just like the first picture.

Sew the arms before attaching to the front body,  pin the parts to make sure everything fits properly.

For the feet repeat the process and pin all the pieces together before sewing, sometimes it can be an overflow of fabric in this area depending on the kind of fabric you are using.

Make sure you assemble the tail and place it before closing the back.

Step 4: Stuff the Body and Get the Face Done

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Stuff the body and set it to a side so you can finish the face.

Proceed to attach the eyes, and pin the mouth to stitch it together.

I Fold the very bottom of the mouth to shape a lip and then make two stitches on each side (Same place the pin is)

After that mark his nose with a stitch from the lips to the nose, this is how the back looks like after being done.

For mine I used a piece of felt to shape the nose, sew all the way around and your Teddy Bear’s face is done.

Step 5: Sew Together

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Stuff the head and sew it to the body of your teddy bear and you're DONE! You can add a bow, tie or just anything to make it even more pretty!

Hope you enjoy this project!

Let me know if you make it!

( Remember to download the pattern go HERE)

- How Joyful -

Comments

ToniC7 (author)2017-07-09

I am scared now to attempt this, any pointers out there?

Twig90 (author)ToniC72017-08-11

Its not to hard to make but yes this tutorial is missing some key instructions. Ive been working on mine off and on for the last few days and am almost done with a cute bear :p if you or anyone else wants some more instruction i can create a photo series to help fill in some of the blanks and post it here in the comments

sueh137 (author)Twig902017-11-13

I would really appreciate a photo series of the arms. I've been sewing stuffed animals for a long time, but this step has me going nuts! Attaching them to the body using the letters just isn't working for me. Thanks!

Karend37 (author)2017-08-24

Oh and I forgot since I've made one I'm making another from old jeans her mom's jammies and plan to make a little jumper dress with bloomers and lace to put on it. Seems to be going alot easier this time

Karend37 made it! (author)2017-08-24

Ok it's really isn't a pattern for beginners (,but I downloaded it anyway and it's the first pattern I've ever tried)

Was totally frustrated but what helped me was on body I lined up the bottom of the feet pinned it and also tip of hands then suddenly it made sense

And of course mine wasn't perfect because it was my first but I'm still pleased I finished it

The Bible was a last minute add on because it was a memory bear made for a friend's hubby jammies that had passed away he was a pastor

Snowflakebunny (author)2017-05-29

You don't indicate what you used for the eyes. They look like buttons but they are not on your materials list.

ToniC7 (author)Snowflakebunny 2017-07-09

It says 18mm animal eyes.

thisgirllovesdenim (author)2017-06-24

instructions are virtually non existent and impossible to follow, just wasted my good fabric trying to put this together in vain, it's free for a reason, you're better off investing in a pattern that works. The head is ok, the arms and legs don't make any sense and there is no guidance or tutorial for them. Seems overly complicated for what it is.

PRIYA M (author)2017-06-05

Can you please send the pattern to me??? shunmugapriya21195@gmail.com

ValeraD made it! (author)2017-01-26

Very beautiful bear....although very difficult to make. I'm 60 years young and have been sewing sense I was 10. I had to adjust the pattern for legs and feet, and directions was had for me to go by. It took me some time to accomplish what I sat out to do for my grand daughter but I did finish it finally and am very proud.

Velveeta (author)ValeraD2017-03-25

I have been sewing forever, but I am struggling with the arms and legs as well. What adjustments did you make?

RobertW386 (author)ValeraD2017-03-20

hi my wife is struggling with this pattern also, could you please send me details of how you modified it

Thanks

Rob

Dodjer@sky.com

SharletS (author)ValeraD2017-03-14

I too have been sewing for many years and I am struggling with this bear ... the arm seams are not coming out right. Can you help me?

Kmfil (author)2017-03-16

I am a beginner and my grand asked me to make a teddy bear. I would love this pattern and could you tell me how big it is.

anfletcher87 (author)2015-10-24

I can email the pattern for whoever needs it.. for some reason the blog is down

cmiyashi (author)anfletcher872017-03-05

Hello

I am interested in your teddy bear pattern. Can you please email:colleenmiyashiro@gmail.com

Thankyou

RCCW007 (author)anfletcher872017-03-01

Can you please send it to me rccw007@yahoo.com

ShayE4 (author)anfletcher872017-02-09

Hi there can you please email me the pattern 3gremz@gmail.com

please email the pattern and instructions....thank you. Milagrodesigns@yahoo.com

ShilpaP6 (author)anfletcher872016-07-10

hey,

I am shilpa, i have seen your post and i need draft for teddy bear. i requested you to please send me draft for teddy bear.

my Emial id : prajapatshilpa18@gmail.com

Shilpa

DianneR14 (author)anfletcher872016-07-03

Would appreciate if you could e-mail me the pattern and instructions to rdrusnak@telus.net. Thanks so much!

olliemc11 (author)anfletcher872016-07-01

If you could email me the pattern and instructions I'd be very grateful!! Beginner here and would love to try this. orla.annmccarthy@yahoo.co.uk

CherylM82 (author)anfletcher872016-06-29

I would appreciate it if you could email me the pattern and instructions. My email is clm43147@hotmail.com. Thank you!

MichelleG64 (author)anfletcher872016-06-27

Please email pattern and instructions to mshell0124@gmail.com!! Thank you!!

Could you E-Mail the pattern to me please ? My address is: staufferlinda@sbcglobal.net ?Thank You, Linda

DaynaG3 (author)anfletcher872016-04-09

I would love the pattern and instructions! You are wonderful! Thank you! silverylight1@hotmail.com

SylviaD10 (author)DaynaG32016-04-11

http://www.howjoyful.com/2010/05/howjoyful-bear-tutorial-and-pattern/

KFahrni (author)SylviaD102016-04-25

No tutorial at the site you listed. Just alot of pictures of really cute bears done by very talented people and a link to a etsy site. :-)

DaynaG3 (author)SylviaD102016-04-11

Thank you!

TracyS76 (author)anfletcher872016-04-25

Please can you email the pattern, i would love to make the bear up
alley-katz@gmx.com
Thank you

vdickins (author)anfletcher872016-04-24

please send me the pattern. I've got fur from my Grandma and I think it would be special to use it to make stuffed bears for my great nieces and nephew for Christmas. Thank You! vdickins54@gmail.com

MicheleL36 (author)anfletcher872016-03-28

I would really appreciate that, thank you and God Bless,

Michelelawing@hotmail.com

JamieI6 (author)anfletcher872016-03-28

I'd love the pattern please... jamieingram85@gmail.com
Thanks ♥

Sezzar2012 (author)anfletcher872016-03-19

Slhayes79@gmail.com
could you please send one!

Could you please email the pattern to me as well? susieque0319@yahoo.com

cmkolar (author)anfletcher872016-02-16

Could you please email me the pattern? Thanks. cmkolar@hotmail.com

cmkolar (author)cmkolar2016-02-16

Sorry- and instructions if they come separately. Thanks. cmkolar@hotmail.com

yes I would like the pattern for the teddy bear jb0023@cox.net

Thanks

Sent :)

could u please email the pattern....hennebury73@hotmail.com thanks.

EllenF6 (author)anfletcher872015-11-03

Please email to me as well gottasmilemore "at" yahoo. com. Thanks!!

hellobear (author)anfletcher872015-11-03

could you email to me, i REALLY need for a project im doing for school :)? untoxin2013@gmail.com

I'd love to have a pattern too. glouise4605@yahoo.com Thank you for your trouble.

BeccaC4 (author)anfletcher872015-10-24

can u please email me the pattern to becca.chavez88@gmail.com.. thank u in advance

BeccaC4 (author)anfletcher872015-10-24

can u please email to becca.chavez88@gmail.com

RosemaryK4 (author)anfletcher872015-10-24

Please email the pattern to kegler8@telus.net I am hoping to use the pattern to make a bear out of my grandson's favorite sleeper. Thank you so much.

anfletcher87 (author)RosemaryK42015-10-24

If you're using a sleeper I would print the pattern at 50% because the pieces are pretty big

Mishemell (author)anfletcher872015-10-24

Mishemell143@msn.com
Please email the pattern for this bear, I have looked everywhere & can't even find a pattern to buy & download online. I want to make a few of these for family members.

anfletcher87 (author)Mishemell2015-10-24

For you, I would print it out at 50% instead of 100% because the pieces are pretty big :)

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