I designed the pattern for this little bear back in 1999 to give the grandkids something special for Christmas. I have done many upgrades, and even made a panda bear pattern with it. They are all hand sewn and take over a week to make; sometimes two. The legs move on them which made it fun for the kids. They're about 15" tall and sometimes I dress them from Build-A-Bear, but this one is going as is. They know they can't have them until after age 3 because the huge snaps that make the legs move are a choking hazard.