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