Thursday, February 7, 2013
Fleece Teddy Bear and Tote
This wonky little teddy bear is going to be a gift for a three year old boy. I also made him a tote to put his bear in. I have made lots of totes before, take a look at this one, and then try to make your own! I attempted to make a little coat and hat for the bear out of the fireman hat fabric, but they didn't turn out good...
To make the bear, I just drew a bear on a piece of poster board, not including the ears. I cut it out while the paper was folded in half so that it would be symmetrical (apparently my sewing wasn't as symmetrical as my cutting!). I cut two pieces out of red fleece, then cut 4 pieces for the ear. I sewed two pieces together for each ear, then turned them right side out. Then I put the eyes and nose on, and also embroidered the mouth. Once that was done, I made the bear sandwich: both large pieces right sides together, with the ears sandwiched in between, with the raw edges together. Then I sewed it up, leaving a hole. After turning it right side out, I filled it with stuffing and closed the hole. He's a little wonky, but I hope a 3 year old will love him anyway!