I wanted to share a teddy bear pattern.
This is for a 5 way jointed teddy bear.
You will need:
Needle (I use a curved upholstery needle)
Eyes (safety, button, or whatever you'd prefer)
Nose (Can be clay, plastic, embroidery, etc)
Stuffing (I like poly fill)
Pencil - lead, and white for drawing around pattern pieces if needed
Doll joints, or screws, washers, and lock nuts
I like to draw around my pattern pieces on the fabric and then cut them out. Remember to only cut the backing, otherwise the fur will come out short near the seams, and your teddy bear won't be as cute.
If you want your bear to have short hair around the muzzle, I'd suggest trimming the fur with scissors before sewing. Also, trim the gusset too. You'll want to match the head pieces as well as line up the gusset and see how far back to trim. Trimming can be difficult the first time so try on scrap fabric first.
X means Cut. Reverse means mirrored, so flip over the pattern piece and cut another.
You'll need 5 doll joints, those are the easiest when starting out. If you're more advanced in plushie making try using screws, washers, and locking nuts.
There isn't a seam allowance on the pattern. I never use seam allowances because I hand sew everything. That's what I would suggest with this pattern. However, you can use a machine if you feel more comfortable.
Dark, colored in arrows are the direction of the fur. If the arrow is pointing down, that means the fur should be in that same direction, pet the fur to make sure it's going in the direction of the arrow before cutting out pattern pieces.
The gusset (goes in the center of the head) pattern is not symmetrical, I'd suggest cutting 1 side then folding it in half and cutting around the cut side so that you have 2 exact sides.
You don't have to use faux fur for the insides of the ears or the footpads. You can use faux suede, leather, cotton, fleece, whatever you want.
I forgot to make a note on the back of the body and legs, you should leave them open. You'll want to sew everything, leaving openings in the backs of the head, arms, legs, and back. This way you can get the joints in, and get them snug before adding stuffing.
I know the pattern's a little rough. I tried to clean it up as best that I could in the short amount of time I had.
This pattern is for EDUCATIONAL use ONLY! DO NOT SELL ANY TEDDY BEARS MADE FROM THIS PATTERN! DO NOT SELL PATTERN!
If you have any questions please ask, I'd love to help.
I'd like to do a tutorial with this pattern, but unfortunately I have to finish commissions first.
Please link back to me if you use this pattern, I'd love to see what you've made!
Also, I have not tried this pattern, so it would be best to use scrap fabric before using the good stuff. Myself, I'd just use the good stuff, but that's me.
Finished bear : [link]