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.


  • 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.

Has anyone made this bear out of kids clothes who has never made a bear before? I've sewn numerous other things but never an animal, just wondering if there are some tips or if this is relatively easy to do?
<p>my mams 3rd bear</p>
I made one for my husband for valentines day from his twin daughters baby blankets I found in the good will bag.
<p>can you please email me the pattern and instructions? Is this the right size to be able to make with a newborn sleeper? Thanks terry</p>
<p>my email is </p><p>terlyn2@yahoo.com</p>
<p>I made this for my daughter-in-law from a baby outfit that both of her sons wore when they were babies. She loved it! The pattern was easy to follow but the instructions aren't very clear at all. I had to &quot;wing it&quot; through most of putting it together. She carried it around with her all Christmas evening and has taken several naps using him as a pillow!</p>
<p>I love this pattern. I did make a modification that may help other readers in putting the bear together. Instead of stitching the head to the torso as the final step, I left an opening on the back where the back and bottom are attached so I can turn the bear inside out to attach the head by machine. When done, I pulled the head through the opening until the whole bear was right side out, stuff the bear and then sew it in the back by hand. By doing this it makes the head very sturdy as this is a common place that kids would grab this bear. It looks more professional and will last a lot longer. Other than this modification, it all worked out just great and my grandkids love the bear.</p>
<p>From my experience I found the instructions on the site were only somewhat helpful. Was confused a lot while making this. I had never sewn a bear or animal so I thought maybe it was due to that, but I think there could have been a few more steps and pictures to help make it a bit easier. The one part I was confused a lot was the sewing of the whole front and back together. They should have mentioned there will be lots of stretching of one side to fit to the other (I think that is so the bear will sit nice in the end without the arms flopping down too). As I had originally thought that the pieces were cut out wrong or something, until it was all finished and I saw the result (also thought why it was done that way). Also when they tell you to sew the front legs the right way, definitely pay attention on this step lol, otherwise you will end up with your feet turning the wrong way once sewn. I ended up making 25...yes 25 of them as memory bear gifts made from my Oma's clothing for the family members. Everyone loved them! So I am very thankful this pattern was available for my use to do that. =) </p>
<p>Kaika did you downsize the pattern....I just have tiny sleepers to work with...can u email the instructions. I can get them to download..thanks </p>
<p>I didn't downsize the pattern as I used adult clothing to make them, but another bear I did with a different pattern I had downsized so that is an option. Just resize it before printing. Did you go to the site to get the pattern? I didn't get the pattern from this site. </p>
<p>i asked my mam if she could make my friend a bear, she likes stars, i bought the stuff and she made him, he is about 15 inches high for people asking about size</p>
<p>what pattern did you use Kathy to get the 15&quot;size...thanks..the sleepers I have to use are so small...</p>
<p>i just printed this straight off her page<br><br><a href="http://howjoyful.com/files/HowJoyfulBear.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://howjoyful.com/files/HowJoyfulBear.pdf </a> </p>
Its so beautiful
<p>I can email the pattern for whoever needs it.. for some reason the blog is down</p>
<p>yes I would like the pattern for the teddy bear jb0023@cox.net</p><p>Thanks</p>
Sent :)
<p>could u please email the pattern....hennebury73@hotmail.com thanks.</p>
<p>Please email to me as well gottasmilemore &quot;at&quot; yahoo. com. Thanks!!</p>
<p>could you email to me, i REALLY need for a project im doing for school :)? untoxin2013@gmail.com</p>
<p>I'd love to have a pattern too. glouise4605@yahoo.com Thank you for your trouble.</p>
<p>can u please email me the pattern to becca.chavez88@gmail.com.. thank u in advance</p>
<p>can u please email to becca.chavez88@gmail.com</p>
<p>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. </p>
If you're using a sleeper I would print the pattern at 50% because the pieces are pretty big
Mishemell143@msn.com<br>Please email the pattern for this bear, I have looked everywhere &amp; can't even find a pattern to buy &amp; download online. I want to make a few of these for family members.
For you, I would print it out at 50% instead of 100% because the pieces are pretty big :)
Whoops wrong thread
Can u plz email it to me rayray0687@hotmail.com
<p>Please emal pattern to <a href="mailto:nancy_haley2000@yahoo.com" rel="nofollow">nancy_haley2000@yahoo.com</a> </p>
<p>Could you please email me the pattern chickenlittle88@hotmail.com</p>
<p>can I please get the pattern and instructions emailed to me? At lisakevinnicole@aol.com.... Thank you so very much.</p>
Can I please have the pattern emailed too? Kateordway28@gmail.com Thanks so much!!!
<p>Can you please email the pattern and instructions to slabednick@tampabay.rr.com. Thank you</p>
<p>I would appreciate the pattern. Please e-mail to rahav1988@gmail.com. Thank you!</p>
<p>2nd bear</p>
Great bear. I didn't expect it to be so big! I'm excited to make another.
<p>Followed this tutorial and it turned out fantastic!</p>
<p>Your Bear is adorable! Still putting mine together. will post a photo when I get it done. You did a beautiful job!</p>
<p>I downloaded the pattern a few days ago but it won't let me get the instructions? Would it be possible for you to email the instructions to me at eyeztodiefor10@aol.com I would really appreciate it. I'm ready to cut out the pattern pieces but don't know what to do after that. Thank you so much! Meri</p>
<p>I struggled with the instructions a bit and I think that I will write out my own for my next one. I sewed the whole bear by hand...just for fun:) I think he turned out pretty cute. He's for my grandson! (I made the whole bear one color/pattern so it would be easier. Thought I'd play it safe to start!)</p>
<p>can you email me the patterns to emiliamcv.em@gmail.com please it for a school project</p>
<p>If you do/did write your own instructions, will you please share them?? :)</p>
Love it!!! just one thing remember that it is ritten MOUTH not moth!!
<p>Yes, and ritten is written written not ritten!</p>
<p>LOL. Thank you for that. :D</p>
<p>The link seems to be working fine today! :) (Nov. 30, 2015)<br>http://howjoyful.com/files/HowJoyfulBear.pdf </p>
<p>The link to the pattern is not working. Can you email it to skokinos@gmail.com?</p>
<p>I was able to print the pattern pieces, but not the insttructions. Could you please email these to me?</p>
<p>sorry y hot my email wrong Its emiliamcv.em@gmail.com i need it for a school project</p>

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