I recently wanted to learn how to make a small teddy bear. I had never made one before and knew that I just wanted a basic teddy bear, not one with jointed arms or legs. I found a free pattern on the internet went about cutting out my fabrics. It was not an easy task working with those small pieces under the sewing machine foot but I was determined. I made my bear in the sitting fashion. I'm going to try a larger one and see if that's any easier. But all in all, not too bad for my first attempt. Great project for left over fabric. Note Added after posting - This one is 6" tall from seat to ear and 4" deep from foot to back. He's a little guy.
If anyone has found any other free patterns, please send me a link. Or, if you have any pointers on working with small pieces under the sewing machine, I'm all ears!