Free Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns
History of Teddy Bears
Teddy bears have been favorites with children for years. Here you'll find a listing of free sewing patterns for these lovable toys. If you have beginning sewing skills, they should be easy to make.
Stuffed bears have been used as toys for entertainment for years in many countries. The name Teddy Bear came from Theodore Roosevelt who was nicknamed Teddy. The story started with a bear hunting expedition that Roosevelt went on with friends. The friends caught the bear and tied him to a tree and then suggested that Roosevelt should shoot it. He wouldn't do it, because he felt it was unsportsmanlike. I agree with him.
Later a newspaper ran a cartoon and a shop owner created a bear that looked like the one in the cartoon and called it a Teddy's bear. He gained permission from Roosevelt to name the bear that and later formed the Ideal Toy Company.
Most of us are familiar with the Ideal Toy Company. Many popular dolls and toys were manufactured by them. The rest is history.
My first teddy bear was yellow and white. My Dad stopped at a gas station on the way home from work and saw them at a cheap price. He bought each of us kids one and we were thrilled. Back then we only got toys at Christmas, because we were a large family. I still remember that bear, because it was so special.
Free Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns
These patterns are great for both the collector or for sewing for your favorite child. Just click on the blue titles to go to the patterns.
This cute teddy is holding a pumpkin. The bear's finished size isn't stated You'll have to download the pattern pieces for this project.
This is a one piece bear meant to be sewed quickly and easily, so you can sew lots of them for charity. Because it is so simple, instructions aren't included.
This page will show you the photo of Bonjour Bear. You'll then have to click on the link to go to the pattern. The bear is 8" tall and was not created for children, but for the collector.
Full sized pattern pieces for a small bear are on the page, but it is designed in such a way that you can enlarge them to sew a 16" bear. This cute bear has a big patriotic bow.
This is a cute 13 1/2" bear. You'll need to download the pattern pieces in PDF format. If you look at the bottom of the page, she shows photos of the bear pattern using different fabrics. It is a good guide to let you know just what you'd like to use. Included on this site are lots of other stuffed animal patterns, especially lots of teddy bears.
This tiny teddy really is miniature. The bear when is finished is only 2 3/4" tall. She is named Celestina bear. Full-sized pieces are featured on the page. She has wings and halo and is a cute bear. This would make a nice Christmas tree ornament or work great with a miniature collection. Enlarge the pieces if you'd like a bigger bear.
The bear would be perfect for a beginner sewer, because there is just one pattern piece. The face is embroidered, so it would make a nice bear for a younger child or baby. The full-sized pattern piece is included on the page.
This is another tiny bear that was sewed with mohair fabric. The finished bear is 5 1/2" tall. You'll need to print 3 pages for the instructions and the full-sized pattern.
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