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.


  • 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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257 Discussions


8 months ago on Step 5

Just going to start this bear, was just reading the comments... doesn't seem too easy haha. I was thinking of making it out of a sleeper, what do you recommend for the size I print it out as?...50% to fit one sleeper? What percentage did you print it out as? As for the arms and legs, wish me luck. How did anyone elses turn out? Any helpful hits? That would be awesome. I hope this works.

1 reply

Reply 5 weeks ago

I quartered the size, used 2 a4 sheets of felt. 2 printer paper size.


Question 2 months ago on Step 3

Ive used patterns all my life. I haven't figured this one out yet. What letters do I sew together for the BACK OF THE HEAD CENTER SEAM? #5 step . I am so confused.

I need video

1 answer

Answer 5 weeks ago

I've made it. It's rather frustrating, as the pattern isn't actually numbered like in the instructions.
I'd label the pieces with the letters first.
Sew G to H for the back head.


Question 7 weeks ago

Can you tell me the size of bear this makes please?


3 months ago on Step 5

nice doll
can you please give me pattern measurement part bay part


Question 4 months ago

I am making this adorable bear out of my mother-in-laws old shirt. I have done fine with the pattern until the legs. It says to sew the back legs together at the center seam S to K. I can't see a picture that shows what this looks like. Am I folding and sewing as seam in each leg? I really don't understand what this is supposed to look like. Can you give me some help? thank you


1 year ago

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

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Reply 1 year ago

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


Reply 6 months ago

I would love to see detailed pics please thanks you


Reply 11 months ago

Any help on the legs and feet would be appreciated


Reply 1 year ago

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


Reply 1 year ago

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


Reply 1 year ago

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!


Question 6 months ago on Introduction

Hi i downloaded off does it print off actual size of teddy
First time I used


10 months ago

I am not a beginner sewer. But I also found the instructions were lacking. The pattern pieces come with letters on them as to where the pieces will attach. I ended up having to piece the pattern together so I could understand. Also the picture here of the body all attached helped me understand how it was meant to go together. It is a bit unusual. I used my copier to reduce the size of the pattern pieces so I could fit them onto a baby's sleeper and make a memory bear out of it. Someone should do a video tutorial, it would be perfect for easier understanding of how it goes together. I made two bears now using this pattern. Thank You


11 months ago

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.


11 months ago

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.