Digital Download – Itsy Bitsy Bear Hug Pattern
Itsy Bitsy bear is cute little bear who stands a tiny 7cm tall and hugs a little heart in his hands. Perfect for the times when you want to send someone a virtual hug to show them how much you care and let them know you are thinking of them.
With this pattern and instruction digital download you can make an Itsy Bitsy Bear from felt. The comprehensive, 6 page instruction booklet and pattern guide you through making Itsy Bitsy. Itsy Bitsy is made from felt fabric with stitched eyes making him suitable for a child to play. Itsy Bitsy is sewn by hand using whip stitch (instructions on how to sew whip stitch are shown in the booklet). This teddy bear pattern and booklet have been designed for all sewists but are particularly good for those who are beginners at sewing toys.
You can sew this bear completely by hand. Whip stitch is the main stitch used with French Knots for the eyes. All of the stitches needed are described in the booklet.
You will have two files to download comprising of the instruction booklet and the pattern. All need to be printed on A4 paper and the patterns will print at the correct size. If you wish to print out the instruction booklet, it will print on 6 pages of A4 paper.
To make the bear you will need the following materials (all of which can be bought from Amazing Craft):
Materials you will need:
. 15cm x 10cm Felt for the bear (30% wool felt works best)
. 8cm x 4.5cm Felt for the heart (30% wool felt works best). Our Mini Wool Felt Rolls are great for making Itsy Bitsy Bear hugs
. 2m Cotton Sewing Thread for the bear (in a colour to match the felt)
. 50cm Cotton Sewing Thread for the heart (in a colour to match the felt)
. 40cm Black Gutermann Extra Strong Thread for the face
. 3g polyfibre stuffing
. A fine sewing needle.
Equipment you will need:
. A sewing needle
. Fabric scissors
. Paper scissors
. Tailor’s chalk, fabric pen or a pencil
. A stuffing tool, haemostats (forceps) or a chopstick!
. Whip stitch
. French Knots
. Running stitch
To complete this project, the maker will need to be able:
. to hand sew