Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Teddy Bear Attempt

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!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cute little bear.... you don't say how bigtall he is...

    **tip** for small pieces -shorten your stitch length, then you don't get pointy curves.

    Beth -Near Chicago

  2. Trish - This past weekend, i struggled with the small pieces of a zebra stuffed animal. I had a baby shower on Saturday. All week, I slowly made progress on the stuffed animal....Then Friday came, I spent 6 hours on it. Then Saturday came, I spent 4 hours on it before I had to go to the shower. In the end, I had only a picture of the work in progress with an IOU. I was amazed ad the difficultly working with such small items!! Your first attempt looks great! It is very cute! I will post my zebra soon, when I get it wrapped up!