Saturday, 29 October 2016

Memory Bear






I recently made this cute little bear as a gift for a friend using her son's old baby clothes, wow I have forgotten just how small baby clothes are hardly enough fabric for some of the pattern pieces !

The pattern was free in Issue 5 of Love Patchwork and Quilting very old now I'm afraid the templates are available here online but no instructions without the magazine which is a shame http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/downloads/templates-issue-5.   I enlarged the pattern by 193% on my photocopier so my bear is about 30cm rather than the 15cm original.


The lady who wrote the pattern and instructions did an amazing job, I've never made a bear and I had no idea how it would all go together  !   It too me ages and ages to stuff it because I was not sure how to get it even and not lumps.


I was really pleased with the finished bear in his super soft baby grow fabric  :-)




If like me you would prefer instructions Jo Carter who designed this bear has a free Polar Bear pattern on her blog along with a great tutorial, perfect for a Xmas bear gift.

http://twoowls.typepad.co.uk/two_owls_design/polar-bear.html

I got my toy filling from Dunelm Mill as they sell toy safe filling and are handy to me.  

I'm keen to make a bear in patchwork fabric next I think that would be a really pretty bear !