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Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns For Handmade Teddy Bears

Updated on August 8, 2013

Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns

In my quest to learn how to craft teddy bears I've learned that good Buy this Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern at Amazon a video showing how to make a teddybear, and even links to photos of handmade teddy bears.

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4 Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns to Make Your Very Own Homemade Teddy Bears

Free Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns

Homemade teddy bears are a great way to spend your free time making handmade teddy bears that are filled with love. There are a multitude of teddy bear sewing patterns available on the internet and many of them are free for the taking, so we've compiled a list of 4 teddy bear sewing patterns to give you a project or two to do in your off time.

1. Sebastian 9" Homemade Teddy Bears - This is one of the free teddy bear sewing patterns that is truly adorable. The plush 9" teddy bear comes with detailed lists of materials and an easy pattern that gives you all the tools to make homemade teddy bears in no time at all.

2. Bonjour Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern - Another of the free homemade teddy bears patterns, the pattern comes with a cute little quirky name that is a French colloquialism. The 8.5 inch bear has an easy to use teddy bear sewing pattern with a complete list of supplies, materials and directions.

3. Baby Pip Homemade Teddy Bears - Again, another of the free teddy bear sewing patterns. This adorable teddy bear pattern comes with all the information you will need as well as a completely cute guide, including pictures, which you just can't help but smile at.

4. Recycled Teddy Bear - For those who are eco-friendly, this is one of the teddy bear sewing patterns that can be done solely with old 100% wool sweaters. The homemade teddy bear is too cute and has an adorable quality to it that every child will love.

Scroll down to see 5 more free Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns as well as a video showing instructions on how to make a teddy bear.

Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns

A Teddy Bear Book - Make Handmade Teddy Bears

A very detailed and easy to understand reference book for teddy bear artists of all levels.

Beginners to experienced teddy bear artists will learn something new from this thorough book which includes amazing photos, easy to follow step-by-step instructions, great ideas and many extremely helpful tips.

Teddy bear artists are raving about how great this book is; full of teddy bear sewing patterns, lots of information on techniques, and many creative suggestions to help you made handmade teddy bears.

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Teddy Bear From A Sock

Sock Teddy Bear Patterns - How To Make A Sock Teddy Bear

Making a teddy bear from a sock is a very fun way of turning a regular pair of socks into a fun craft activity! Use any colored socks you'd like your sock teddy bear to be, then choose a sock teddy bear pattern from one of the links below.

1. How To Make A Sock Teddy - This sock teddy bear tutorial will have you making an adorable sock teddy bear in no time. Fun, easy and cute!

2. My First Sock Teddy - Step-by-step instructions on how to make a teddy bear from a sock, including pictures showing each step.

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5 More Free Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns

To make your very own handmade teddy bears

1. Sew Bear-y Sweet Pumpkin Teddy -- The eyes and nose are threaded in this free teddy bear sewing pattern, which includes instructions on how to make this teddy as well as diagrams displaying how to make the stitches referenced in the instructions. This super cute Teddy Bear is adorned with blush to the cheeks, a kerchief around his neck and his very own hand crafted pumpkin.

2. Goldie - A 13 1/2" Teddy Bear-- The mohair fabric used in this beginner's level Teddy bear sewing pattern gives it a soft inviting look that says "Come hug me". And, the glass eyes and shiny nose gives this 13 ½" Teddy Bear an adorable cuteness and character. Instructions are given on how to shine the embroidered nose after applying wax to it. As stated on this website: Pattern intended for entertainment and educational use only.

3. How to Make a Panda Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern-- Even though Panda's are not bears you will still enjoy using this "How To Make A Panda Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern" to handcraft this very cute Panda Teddy Bear. This pattern is not for the novice teddy bear artist. Three Original scale pattern pieces can be printed from this website: Panda Body Pattern, Panda Arms and Legs Pattern, and Panda Head Pattern.

4. 6 inch Candy Corn Teddy Bear-- This little teddy bear is only 6" which means he's small enough to fit into the palm of your hand or even in your purse - so cute! His tri-colored fur resembling candy corn is what makes this little guy unique! The instructions include hand drawn diagrams showing how to assemble the cotter pin joint, creating a ladder stitch, how to securely close the neck and more.

5. Howjoyful Teddy Bear -- This down loaded Teddy Bear Sewing pattern makes one very sweet bi-colored Teddy Bear. Fleece is the suggested material to make this teddy very soft to hug and hold. Detailed instructions on how to make this cutie as well as photos are provided explaining everything from tracing the pattern pieces onto your fabric to how to finish the face details. This pattern is not recommended for beginners.

Continue scrolling down for links to websites that provide tutorial step-by-step instructions on how to make Teddy Bears as well as a how to make a Teddy Bear video.

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Handmade Teddy Bear Tutorials

Once you've acquired the knowledge of creating basic jointed teddy bears you are on your way to making many more professional looking teddy bears!

1. Jointed Mohair Teddy Bear This is a step-by-step beginner's guide showing you the basics of teddy bear crafting with instructions and pictured tutorials, as well as a list of necessary materials. With the purchase of this traditional teddy bear pattern you will learn how to make Pip, an adorable 9" fully jointed mohair teddy bear.

2. How To Make A Jointed Teddy Bear This site provides step-by-step instructions explaining how simple and fun handcrafting jointed teddy bears can be. A list of 'Things You'll Need' is provided and 'Tips and Warnings' are shared at the end of the instructions to help ensure your teddy bear making learning experience is a pleasant one. A pattern is not provided with these instructions.

3. 12" 5 Way Jointed Teddy Bear Beginner's instructions are provided for this very easy to make 12" 5 way jointed teddy bear. This very cute teddy bear with a round fat tummy is designed for sitting. A list of materials is provided as well as instructions on preparing the fabric and pattern. Tips based on experience and large photos are shared with each step throughout the entire tutorial. The pattern is provided at the end of the tutorial.

4. Sock Teddy Bear A very fun and easy to follow step-by-step tutorial is provided to make this adorable sock teddy bear. A material's list is provided, which includes 2 different colored socks used as the material to make this cute and unique teddy. Great photos show each step along the way to completion.

5. 8" Jointed Teddy Bear A free pattern is provided with this tutorial to make an 8" teddy bear. When printed the pattern should fit onto an 8 1/2" X 11" piece of paper. All the instructions are provided to make this teddy bear, as well as information on how to make the finishing touches.

Scroll down to learn how to make a jointed teddy bear by watching the video below.

Design Your Own Teddy Bear - Handmade Teddy Bear Making Techniques

The Complete Book of Teddy-Bear Making Techniques
The Complete Book of Teddy-Bear Making Techniques

This informative book, containing a wealth of information, is recommended for beginners as well as experienced teddy bear artists.

It takes you through step-by-step instructions, so you'll know just what to buy and how to use it. And there are lots of high quality pictures which help.

The best thing about this book is on top of all the information already provided it also gives lots of helpful, useful tips, on designing your own handmade teddy bear.

Whether you're looking to use a pattern to create handmade teddy bears or have a desire to design your own teddy bear with lots of unique character and personality, this book is definitely a must! Click on the link to purchase now.


When's A Good Time To Sew Teddy Bears?

Sewing teddy bears is fun. But let's face it, we all have our own reasons for making handmade teddy bears.

Sometimes we just need a creative outlet, a creative way to express ourselves with color, fabric and sewing skills. Sewing teddy bears is perfect for this because as teddy bear artists our creativity produces something beautiful, adorable and loveable - a handmade teddy bear. We can pick out any teddy bear sewing pattern, use any color or texture fabric, and simply have fun creating something unique.

At times we may feel the need to hand make a gift for someone special in our life. Taking the time to pick out that certain teddy bear sewing pattern, matching it with the perfect fabric to match the teddy's personality, and then taking the time to sew that unique handmade teddy bear - let's that person in your life know just how special they are to you.

We sometimes sew teddy bears when we want to help others. Teddy Bears can help children in need. They are soft and huggable and are just the right size for children to hold onto, they also make good transitional objects.

Sometimes just taking the time to donate handmade teddy bears can be the best reason for sewing teddy bears.

Handmade Teddy Bears Are Awesome! - Teddy bear artists share pictures of their handmade teddy bears

Below are several links to pictures of beautiful handmade teddy bears.

How To Make A Teddy Bear - With A Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern

Teddy Bears - Why We Need Them

The history of teddy bears goes back to the early 1900s, starting an enduring love affair to last for years. Soon teddy bears were mass produced making them available to everyone.

Our love for teddy bears is unconditional; as evidenced by the tattered and torn, one eyed, tired looking teddy's that are kept by children and adults alike. Even when in the worst of conditions they still wield magical powers of love and friendship.

The soft and comforting magic of teddy bears can help to alleviate anxiety and stress in children. And because they help to sooth hearts and minds of little ones they are sometimes used by police and firemen to soften the blow of trauma.

Teddy Bears have been known to improve communications skills with children during counseling sessions. Sometimes it's just easier to share your stories with a playmate.

Becoming a collector of teddy bears can be a very fun and satisfying hobby. Simply enjoying your collection of teddy bears can help to improve the quality of ones life.

Send Handmade Teddy Bears - To Those In Need

Children in distress often need comforting, and teddy bears are great companions for hugging and holding. So, after crafting handmade teddy bears with lots of love and care why not donate to someone in need? The organizations listed below accept new teddy bear donations.

Dab The Airs Bear Project gives teddy bears to children with AIDS and HIV

Donation Town will help you locate a charity close to home

Teddy Bear Love Club is a charitable organization in Australia that supports parents of pregnancy and infant loss.

No Sew Teddy Bear Making Kits

A quick way to make handmade teddy bears

These no-sew teddys are just the 'skins' (unstuffed) and come with a zippered back. Just use your own stuffing, zipper, and you're done!

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Handmade teddy bears are soft, cuddly, and huggable

Do you own a handmade teddy bear?

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      Maz 2 months ago

      Yes i have a few hand made teddies.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      No I don't own one anymore.

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      LadyDuck 5 years ago

      I have a white teddy bear, but it's not homemade, I would like to make one. Very nice lens.

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      sojourner-1 5 years ago

      I don't have a teddy bear, but I would sure like one as a gift. I don't know why, but I have never owned a teddy bear. I do have a giraffe.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have made teddy bears for years, both jointed and in-seam bears and now direct my attention toward making memory bears out of clothes, quilts and bedspreads for people who have lost loved ones. I will put a link to your lens into my own on memory bears. Great job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      No but I have two gorgeous teddy bears and I put photos of them on one of my lenses.

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      LoveToClean 5 years ago

      I had one when I was younger but my kids don't even have one now :(

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      Not yet... but I love to sew (when I have time!), I've sewed other toys (a while ago I even sewed a tiny boy-doll!) but not a teddy... Not yet. Your lens has inspired me! I never knew there were free patterns available, thanks for the great list! And Happy Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This was just too much fun! I really love the sock teddy bear. It's just way too cute! What a fun lens.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      My daughter loves teddy bears! What a cool idea!

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I love teddy bears.

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      Two Crafty Paws 6 years ago

      I found a really old craft book on the attic the other day and it has a teddy bear "how to" in it and I have to say it really did appeal to me and I am now planning to make a teddy!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      I do, but I made it at Build-A-Bear Workshop!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      I do, but I made it at Build-A-Bear Workshop!

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      compugraphd 6 years ago


      I did once -- see my comment above. I made him myself and called him "Kooly", short for Koala. He was made from green felt.

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      compugraphd 6 years ago


      I think, along with all the other stuff I'm trying to learn to sew, I'm going to try to teach myself to design and make a Teddy Bear. Thanks for this lens.

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      MelonyVaughan 6 years ago

      Wow! These are stunning! And so much better than store-bought toys!

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      MelonyVaughan 6 years ago

      Wow! These are stunning! And so much better than store-bought toys!

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      waldenthreenet 6 years ago

      Congrads on your Squidoo Level 57. Am going for my next level. Sewing Skills for Teddy Bears, Wow !

      Thanks !

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      sherioz 6 years ago

      I have one pattern I use constantly. It's actually for a stuffed frog, not a teddy. It's great fun making these.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I don't own one, but could think of making myself a nice, pink teddy bear!

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      no, i bought one and used it as my pillow and neck pillow

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      What fun ways to make a teddy bear! Blessed :)