Teddy bears are prized possessions and ideal gifts. A simple teddy bear can bring smiles to a child, raise money for a charity, or be used to decorate a house. An aspiring creator can fashion a teddy bear without any previous sewing experience using a two-piece pattern. To disguise the simplicity of the pattern, you can adorn your bear with clothes, ribbons or other embellishments.
Things You'll Need
- Printer with paper and ink
- 1 yard of fabric
- Needle and thread
- Embellishments of your choice
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Print out a simple, one-piece teddy bear pattern, such as the one on http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bear.html.
Cut out the pattern and trace it onto the fabric twice. Use a marker of a contrasting color for greater visibility.
Cut the two outlines out of the fabric with sharp scissors. Be sure to cut inside the lines.
Create a face on one piece of fabric. Sew the face with a contrasting color thread, use small buttons or other embellishments, or simply draw the face with a marker.
Sew the two pieces together, leaving a large opening on one side for stuffing.
Stuff the bear with fiberfill, cotton balls, or other filling substances. Use a wooden spoon or other object to push stuffing into the arms, legs, and other areas of the bear.
Sew the bear closed.
Decorate with embellishments such as clothing, ribbon, iron-on patches and other items, if desired.