Bear Making for Beginners – Charlie Teddy Bear Pattern (Digital Download)


Bear Making for Beginners – Charlie Teddy Bear Pattern (Digital Download)


Teddy Bear Making – digital download. Sew Charlie teddy bear with this teddy bear pattern and comprehensive instruction booklet. Great for Memory Bears too.

Digital Download – Bear Making for Beginners – Charlie Teddy Bear Pattern

With this teddy bear making pattern and instruction digital download you can learn the amazing craft of teddy bear making.  The comprehensive, 14 page instruction booklet and pattern guide you through making Charlie, a 28cm teddy bear.  This booklet contains instructions for making both a traditional bear using mohair, cotter pin joints and glass eyes and also a washable, child safe bear with safety joints & safety eyes.  This teddy bear pattern and booklet have been designed for all sewists but are particularly good for those who have never made a teddy bear before.

The pattern is great for making a memory teddy bear out of sentimental fabrics (old baby dress, a favourite blanket etc).  Most fabrics can be used but if you wish your bear to remain true to the pattern, a fabric with very little stretch (cotton, tweed etc) will work best.

You can sew this bear completely by hand (back stitch is the main stitch used) or on a sewing machine (there will be a little hand sewing needed).  All of the stitches needed are described in the booklet.

You will have three files to download comprising of the instruction booklet and 2 patterns.  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 8 pages of A4 paper.

To make the bear you will need the following materials (all of which can be bought from Amazing Craft):

a fat quarter of material

matching sewing thread

a pair of 8mm glass or safety eyes

30mm cotter pin or safety joints (a set of 5)

extra strong thread to secure the neck joint and the glass eyes (Gutterman Top Stitch works well)

thick thread for the nose (DMC cotton perle looks good)

100g polyfibre stuffing


  1. Linda Oxley

    As soon as I saw this beautiful bear I just knew I had to have the pattern. This wonderful, easy pattern is ideal for both the beginner and experienced sewist/crafter. At the moment I am undergoing chemotherapy and find just taking in things hard at the moment as well as my fingers going numb every now and again due to the treatment. I need not have worried, I found this pattern so easy to follow, the pieces are easy to cut out…no fiddly bits either and the best part is…you can use almost any fabric….I made my bear from a favourite skirt my daughter kept from when she was a toddler….so the material was approx. 22 years old and the finished bear looks fabulous…this is now is the most beautiful memory my daughter can treasure for many, many years to come. Thank you so much Amazing Craft for such an easy to follow pattern and instructions….I have recommended this to all of my crafty family and friends and would recommend to anyone starting off bear/toy making xx

    • fateleanor

      Thank you so much Linda for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased you have enjoyed using the pattern and glad it has brought some happiness into the tough episode in your life. 🙂

  2. Tracie Porter

    We purchased this teddy pattern from the NEC. Me and my daughter has just finished him. He has turned out very cute and my daughter has fallen madly in love with him. Thank you so much for your pattern, next up Emma Bears.

    • fateleanor

      So pleased to here you enjoyed making your bear. Hope you have fun with the next and, if you have time, please do send us a photo!

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