Different neighborhoods from all over the country are participating in a Teddy Bear Hunt! Homes are displaying these cute stuffed animals in their windows, or front porch to help encourage children during this difficult time. Mood Fabrics has the cutest free teddy bear pattern for you to download too! Now, you can display your new friend in a window of your home for all the children in your town! As a parent, I do think it’s important to take my children on short walks, even if it’s only to the end of the block. So why not make it fun while hunting for teddy bears? Whether you are out with the kids to get some fresh air or taking a drive for a change of scenery, make sure to look out for new furry friends! Just be sure to be safe while practicing social distancing outdoors.
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated.
What I love the most about this pattern is it’s simple design. My eight year old daughter was able to work on most of it all by herself!
Here’s how to sew:
- After you have your pattern all cut out, pin and trace the face template onto your fabric. Next, use dress makers chalk to outline the eyes, nose and mouth.
2. With right sides together, pin your bear together all along the edges. Use either the sewing machine or hand sew all around the edge leaving a 3″ opening at the top.
3. Next, turn your bear right side out. Make sure the ears, arms and legs are fully turned. Now give your bear a good stuffing! Remember, if you don’t have fiber filling, old scraps of fabric will do the trick! Once your bear is all stuffed, slip stitch the opening closed.
4. Now, let’s add some detailing to our bear! Use the embroidery thread to outline the body and define the arms. Choose buttons, appliques or trim to define the face and make it special!
5. Now Bertam the Bear (as Jordyn so lovingly named him) wouldn’t be complete without a bowtie! Use fabric glue to tack and fold back the edges of your fabric all the way around. Fold both ends in toward the middle and pinch to hold in place. Use embroidery thread to secure the center. Tack your bowtie in place with fabric glue.
Have fun and stay safe while hunting for teddy bears!