This cute little teddy has a tubby little tummy and arms and legs that have enough flexibility to enable the teddy to be easily posed into a sitting position, yet this little Ted is easy to make and can be been created by hand or sewing machine.
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Print off and cut out this free teddy bear pattern teddy pattern. Place the pattern on to the cardboard and draw around it then cut it out to make the template.
Place the fur down back side up and place the templates on to it making sure you have the fur running from top to bottom. Draw around the templates with the marker or chalk then flip the templates over and draw around them again.
Cut out all of the four pieces (two backs and two fronts). This pattern has been made to allow 1/4 inch seams. With right sides together, pin or tack the 2 front pieces together. Sew the two front pieces together; start at from the top of the bears head, down his nose, and finish at the start of the legs (see pins in pic). Repeat with back sections, but leave an opening in the middle of the back as shown in pattern (see middle pins in pic).
Clip the curves (this helps to stop any puckering when you turn the bear right side out)
If you are using a plastic shanked nose and eyesattach them now.
Pin and sew the front and back pieces together (wrong side out). You should have a space in the centre back to stuff and flip right way out.
Turn bear right sides out, you may find it easier to use the handle of a wooden spoon in the arms and legs to push them out.
Stitch along ear marks as shown on the pattern. Stuff the teds head with Fiberfill, using sufficient stuffing to give character to muzzle area. Once again a wooden spoon handle will come in handy here.Tie off the head area with strong thread by wrapping the thread around the neck of the bear and knotting it, this will be vitally unnoticeable later and can be covered by a ribbon. Stuff both arms and legs (using wood spoon if need be) then Stitch along marks as shown on pattern. Finally, stuff body cavity and sew up the opening in the back.
Stitch on the buttons for eyes if you have not used shanked ones. pluck out any fur that’s got trapped in the seams
If you have not used a plastic nose you will need to plan the nose shape. You can easily create a natural looking nose by stitching a triangle on to the muzzle, and then filling it in with vertical stitches. you may find it easier to cut a triangle from a piece of black felt and then sticking it on the bear before stitching over it, this will stop any fur poking through your stitching and give the nose a neat finish. Using a (Y) shape for the nose allows you to lead down to a mouth nicely.
Finally, finish your homemade teddy off with a posh new ribbon.