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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290 Discussions

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boogdoo
boogdoo

Reply 6 weeks ago

A link to the pattern are in the article

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geeaarts
geeaarts

Question 2 months ago on Step 2

im currently working on the head and i'm very confused. Where do you attach the back of the head? the picture is how much i've done so far

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Lisas1770
Lisas1770

1 year ago

I am an experienced sewer. I have made stuffed animals in the past. This is the worst pattern I have ever done. The instructions, (and youtube video) do not give enough information to assemble the bear. The instructions have numbers, the pattern pieces do not. Absolutely no photos to accompany each step. I love the design of this bear. but I really wish there were better instructions/video to make this pattern

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Tjmac402
Tjmac402

Reply 6 months ago

Totally agree. Need better instruction for the arms

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BrownBearTailor
BrownBearTailor

Reply 5 months ago

I’m making it out of cotton, I can’t get ease the arm back to the front. Almost done! Ugh.

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TroUble724
TroUble724

Reply 7 months ago

Do u have a link to the youtube video?

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hastothard
hastothard

5 months ago

Lovely bear, but had to improvise a bit with arms and legs

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TroUble724
TroUble724

7 months ago

The head worked out great! Im struggling with the arms. Are the back part of the arms supposed to be longer then the front part? And Im assuming the “O” on the front arm is supposed to be a Q?

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Tjmac402
Tjmac402

Reply 6 months ago

Also having a hard time with the arms. Have you figured anything out

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TroUble724
TroUble724

Reply 6 months ago

Check this part 1 and part 2 video out! They are in a non-english language which sounds really scary... BUT... her hand movements are very clear. By watching these 2 videos, I was able create 3 bears so far, and it all makes sense. I had to rewind once or twice to look at the pieces she sewed, but then made my own directions after I nailed it down.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/ICP-ttLlpB4
Part 2: https://youtu.be/u4zwQcsx7Qs

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Tjmac402
Tjmac402

Reply 6 months ago

I am also having a hard time with arms

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TroUble724
TroUble724

Reply 6 months ago

Check this part 1 and part 2 video out! They are in a non-english language which sounds really scary... BUT... her hand movements are very clear. By watching these 2 videos, I was able create 3 bears so far, and it all makes sense. I had to rewind once or twice to look at the pieces she sewed, but then made my own directions after I nailed it down.

Part 1:
Part 2:

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LisanneD
LisanneD

5 years ago on Introduction

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!)

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Tjmac402
Tjmac402

Reply 6 months ago

Hello. Love your bear. Great job hand sewing it. I am struggling with the arms. Do you have any tips that would make it easier. Thanks

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TroUble724
TroUble724

Reply 7 months ago

Thank you for posting a picture of the back of the bear!

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emiliamcv
emiliamcv

Reply 4 years ago

can you email me the patterns to emiliamcv.em@gmail.com please it for a school project

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MommaIsLearning
MommaIsLearning

Reply 4 years ago

If you do/did write your own instructions, will you please share them?? :)