Bear Making for Beginners – Charlie Teddy Bear Pattern
Learn the amazing craft of teddy bear making with this teddy bear pattern and comprehensive instruction booklet to sew Charlie, a 28cm teddy bear. This booklet contains instructions for making both a traditional teddy bear using mohair, cotter pin joints and glass eyes and also a washable, child safe bear with safety joints & safety eyes. This 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.
To make the bear you will need the following materials (all of which can be bought from Amazing Craft):
a fat quarter of material, sewing thread, 8mm glass or safety eyes, 30mm cotter pin or safety joints (a set of 5), extra strong thread (Gutterman Top Stitch works well), thick thread for the nose (DMC cotton perle looks good), 100g polyfibre stuffing