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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


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

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
teddy bear craft tutorial and pattern

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.

cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern
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

cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

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

cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

Step Five: When filled sew the bear closed

cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern

cuddly bear craft tutorial and pattern


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

17 Responses to “Cuddly Teddy Bear – let’s get crafting”

  1. Colette says:

    Very cute, thankyou for this. I am going to try to use pattern for a memory bear cut out of some old baby clothes. Have to hand see a few more things to earn a sewing machine!

  2. Michelle says:

    what a beautiful idea, please come back and share Colette xx

  3. Debbie says:

    Love this, adding a little red heart to send to new grandbaby for Valentine’s Day. Thank you!

  4. Michelle says:

    awwwww!!! how deliciously sweet. I’m so delighted to have helped and that the love filled bear will be hugged for many many years to come xx

  5. Nadine says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern!

  6. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the thanks Nadine :)

  7. Agy says:

    That is a very adorable teddy bear!

  8. Delflore says:

    mille merci pour ceux partage

  9. wendy says:

    he is unbelievably cute!

  10. Michelle says:

    a thousand thank yous right back to you Delflore for your lovely comment. enjoy xx

  11. Michelle says:

    delighted you like him Wendy, enjoy making xx

  12. Елена says:

    Oh!I love it. So simple to do and funny to have))

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  14. Sue Deffler says:

    I made this adorable bear today. I only lightly stuffed him so he really looks like a pancake!

    Adorable! Thanks..


  15. Michelle says:

    So cool Sue, delighted xx

  16. Rachel says:

    Just stumbled across this post. My daughter is going to love having a go at this – thanks for sharing!

  17. Sharon says:

    When I tried to print the pattern, it wouldn’t print the bear outline. It printed the website name, but not the outline. Has anyone else had this problem?
    Thank you,

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