Teddy Bear Tutorial and Pattern

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Introduction: Teddy Bear Tutorial and Pattern

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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instructions were definitely lacking information.

I made it through and it's a cute bear. I think I will incorporate this and another pattern so that the legs can dangle when picked up.

I'm glad I found the pattern.

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

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

Any help on the legs and feet would be appreciated

Made 2 bears but a few steps confused me. Didn't seem like letters matched up correctly If you could send me your added pictures or instructions it would be appreciated They turned out ok and I like this bear better than a lot of other patterns I have seen Thanks

I would really appreciate a series of photo too, especially the arms.

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!

First one was okay. The instructions do get sparse in their explanations towards the end. Was a bit of a bear (pun intended) to figure out how it all fit together. I definitely needed to pull out the stitch ripper a few times because of misunderstanding how the patterns line up. The author wasn't kidding that this isn't for beginners. I had some basic pattern knowledge and upholstery experience, and took it as a challenge to improve my skills. Though it was frustrating at times to not have a more thorough explanation I feel considerably more confident in my spatial awareness of form construction and how to read a pattern and see what it is doing.

The second one I finished in a quarter of the time, but ran out of filling . I used the embroidery attachment on my machine to make the eyes and nose.

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Really struggling to put together the legs, any helpful suggestions?

could you please send me the pattern and any additional instructions that you may have. I am having difficulty with the arms. mmherard@persona.ca. Thank you in advance