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Cuddly Teddy Bear – let’s get crafting

I must admit I have found it a little hard to find my blogging mojo after the Christmas holidays – despite having a head full of ideas I have felt paralyzed to move on any of them so hopefully this cuddly teddy bear, my first craft tutorial share of the New Year, will get me back into the swing of things!!

Miss Molly is getting more and more cuddly and sentimental as she ‘advances’ in years, each of her softies has a name, a story and is higher in the pecking order, depending on who gifted the teddy to her….. and mommy made softies are the most important of all :))

So enter Ted, a ‘pancake’ style teddy bear – so easy to make for crafters and non crafters alike.

cuddly teddy bear craft tutorial and pattern

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All you need to make Mr Ted is:
– brown and grey felt or fleece
– cushion stuffing
– felt glue

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Step One: download the teddy bear pattern here. Cut out the body and nose from the brown felt, and the eyes and snout from the grey felt
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teddy bear craft tutorial and pattern

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Step Two: Use a little felt glue to fix the face pieces into position on the front. The glue will hold everything in position as you sew.
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cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern
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Step Three: Sew the eyes and snout into position (I made the mistake of not sewing the snout and had to re-glue). I just have an IKEA sewing machine with the most basic of sewing skills (prior to Ted I could only sew in straight lines) so if I can sew Ted together then so can you :)

if you don’t have a sewing machine then just blanket stitch around the edges

Sew the front and back of the bear together, leaving a gap for filling
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cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

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Step Four: Fill the teddy bear with cushion stuffing, careful to fill the ears and paws also.

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cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

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Step Five: When filled sew the bear closed

cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

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cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

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Notes: The attached pattern, as is, will make an A4 size bear for very young children. Enlarge to create a more huggable size bear :)

Happy Crafting
Michelle
xx

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