Easy teddy-bear pattern?

Old 03-27-2015, 08:05 AM
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My aunt is amazing, she recently gifted me with a really nice 1899 Singer and I want to make something special for her in return for this special gift.

My father (her baby brother) passed away several years ago and I've saved a lot of his clothes for a quilt I haven't made yet.

My aunt collects teddy bears, so my idea for a special gift is I'd like to sew a teddy bear for her, out of some of my father's clothes. I want to make it pretty big, maybe a foot tall from ears to toes. And I want to put a heart on his belly. It doesn't have to have jointed arms or legs.

I don't normally make stuffed animals...can anybody recommend an EASY teddy bear pattern? I figure I'll do a muslin test run before I try with my Dad's clothes...it'd be terrible if I wasted any of that precious fabric!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:48 AM
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Simplicity and Mc CAlls have some easy patterns.
They are always updateing the numbers of the patterns. Mine is about
20 yrs old, so that wouldn't help you. take a look thru those pattern books.
good luck, I make mini's 4" tall
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Debbie mum has a very cute bear quilt I`ll look up the book
debbie mumm`s project kids called huggy bears
maybe there are pictures on the net
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:25 PM
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was just at Debbie mumm site free patter called bow tie bears
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This is a link to Simplicity 5825. It looks like it was developed to make with quilting cotton and it looks pretty easy. All the limbs are sewn on (not jointed). http://www.pagesandprint.com/simplic...uffed-animals/
I can't tell is you can buy this pattern or not. Have fun making your bear.
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opps sorry thought you wanted quilt pattern
need to read better lol
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I think this one is cute and looks to be simple.

http://www.sewmamasew.com/march2015/TagalongTeddy2.pdf
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Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
This is a link to Simplicity 5825. It looks like it was developed to make with quilting cotton and it looks pretty easy. All the limbs are sewn on (not jointed). http://www.pagesandprint.com/simplic...uffed-animals/
I can't tell is you can buy this pattern or not. Have fun making your bear.
That looks like about what I have in mind. I was hoping someone would be able to recommend one they'd made themselves and could tell me if it's beginner-friendly - I'm really a newbie when it comes to making things from patterns....I don't even use quilt patterns, just my own sketches.

I tried to make a hat from a purchased pattern not too long ago and it was a resounding failure, LOL. It sort of looks like a hat, if you take your glasses off and squint!
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Old 03-28-2015, 03:10 AM
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Vintage McCall's Pattern #4714 / Bear Family and Clothes
I have made tons of these - VERY easy. They are washable, too.
I make the fist one about 40 years ago for my son. He broke out in a rash from the fuzzy stuff on stuffed animals. I didn't want a doll for him so I made a Daddy bear. Then he wanted a Mommy bear. Then a baby bear. He wore them out. He made stories. He hauled them EVERYWHERE. The baby bear fit in DH's back pocket for emergencies.
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I would check your library there are several books about making stuffed animals or soft sculpture. I have a book about making bears but it is not with me right now or I would give you the title. Carol's zoo patterns had a very easy bear. There are a lot out there.
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