Toys to Sew: Felt Teddy Bear

So I have really enjoyed making different crafts using felt. The thing that is nice about felt is that it is really easy to work with and it is really cheap to buy. So I was at the library the other day and came across the book called Toys to Sew by Claire Garland. It was a book filled with so many projects and it has the patterns right in the book for you to use. It was a very easy project and I really enjoyed it, the only thing that I would change would be making the Teddy Bears a little bit wider and a little bit bigger. I was thinking that these would be cute being made in Christmas colors and hung on a Christmas tree. So let’s get started!

image1 First thing is pick the color of felt you want to use. Then you will go to the back of the book to make a copy of the pattern. You now need to cut out the Bear Pattern and pin it to the felt. Make sure that you double over your felt so that you have 2 matching bear prices, so that they can be sown together. You also need to pick a different color for the Bears nose. You need to cut out a small circle that will be the Bears nose and mouth.

Second pin the two bear pieces together and pick a color of thread that you would like to use. I chose a color that was closest to the color of felt that I used. You will need to thread the needle and put a knot at the end of the thread so that you don’t pull the thread all the way through. Stitch around the bear nose and leave it open so that you can stuff it with some batting and then stitch it closed. Then you start to stitch the bear together. After you have stitched the bear leave a spot open so that you can stuff it with batting as full as you want too. Stitch it closed. This is a really easy project that can be done in one day or in a few hours. Enjoy!

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