A funky mini teddy that looks great when made with a wild pattern and bright colored fabrics. This teddy is perfect for a child to have a go at; it’s small enough to make from a bit of left over fabric yet big enough to get creative with.
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Print off and cut out this free teddy bear pattern teddy pattern. To make your teddy template, place the pattern onto a piece of cardboard (an empty cereal box is good for this) draw around it then cut it out. Place the cardboard teddy template onto the wrong side of your material, check that any pattern on the material will be running the right way down the bear, then draw around the template, flip it over and draw around it again. Cut both pieces out.
Place both pieces on top of each other, wrong side out. Sew together leaving a gap big enough to stuff the bear.
To help to stop any puckering when you turn the bear right side out clip around the curves of the bear.
Turn the bear right side out. You may find it easier to use the wooden handle of a wooden spoon to push out the arms and legs.
Stuff the bear with poly fiberfill stuffing or a soft toy stuffing of your own choice, then Sew up the gap.
For the teds eyes, I’ve used a couple of sew on button eyes, however, if the teddy is going to a small child its best to sew on some eyes with floss. You can plan nose shape by stitching a triangle, and then fill it in with vertical stitches. Using a (Y) shape for the nose will lead down to a mouth nicely.
Now customize your bear with some ribbon; use a bow on the head for a girl or a bow around the neck for a boy