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Free Teddy Bear Patterns - Over 60 Designs!
And if you plan to make your Teddy Bear from faux fur, you may want to follow
these tips for a more professional look:
Cut your fur fabric in a single layer (remembering to flip your pattern pieces for
“opposites,” with the fur side down, and cut through the backing only, not through
the fur itself. And remember to lay out your pattern pieces in the direction of the
nap (if your fur fabric has a nap).
Teddy Bear construction tip: When sewing around curves (such as the tip of a
teddy bear paw, the top of a teddy bear ear, or the circumference of a teddy bear
head), try switching to a smaller stitch length, which can help you sew the curved
seams more accurately.
And if you're feeling confident and adventuresome, you may want to try
customizing your teddy bear by mixing and matching parts and pieces from
different teddy bear patterns (a head from one bear, arms and legs from another
And just remember, if you're making your bear for a toddler or small child, make
sure not to embellish your bear with anything (like buttons) that could come off and
become a choking hazard.
And if you find yourself in need of help with your Teddy Bear sewing project - the
best furs and materials to use (and where to find them), the best teddy bear
construction techniques, etc., you may want to check out one of several forums
and message boards devoted just to the art of making and collecting Teddy Bears.
To find one, just type “Teddy Bear Forums” into any search engine.
Make Teddy Bears with this collection of over sixty free Teddy Bear patterns
gathered from all over the web, including many beautiful, heirloom & vintage designs!