teddy bear ornaments

After you have downloaded your pattern, print the pattern pieces out on heavy paper (like card stock or half of a manila folder).  Then cut your pattern pieces out cutting on the inside of the lines.  Gather your tools and supplies together (they are listed on the first page of the pattern, and you are ready to begin!  Scroll down to see the videos.

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Right click to download your pattern here:   Teddy Bear Ornament Pattern pdf
(Mac users, click Ctrl and click)

 

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SUPPLIES:

 *6” X 9” piece of 3/8” straight mohair
(or faux fur / upholstery fabric of your choice)
 *8mm black glass eyes (1 pair)
 *Artificial sinew (or strong waxed floss)
(For eyes, closing head & attaching ruff)
 *Pearle cotton (for nose, mouth & hanger)
 *Upholstery thread to match fabric backing
(for hand sewing & attaching ears)
 *Fiberfill
 *Aleene’s Stop Fray
* Toothpick
 *Coordinating fabric for ruff (1 ½ “ w X 24” L)
 *Jingle bell (optional)

TOOLS:

*Sharp scissors
 *Pins
 *Sharpie (or other marking pen)
 *Needle nose pliers
 *Awl (or sharp chopstick)
 *Stuffing tool (eraser end of new pencil works)
* Needles:
#16 Milliners needles - hand sewing/closing
seams
3” soft sculpture needle – nose
5” long doll needle – eyes & hiding threads
 Sewing machine (optional) it is easy to hand sew too!

 


Transfer Pattern to Fabric, Cut out & Pin

Part 1:  In this part of the Teddy Bear Ornament Video Workshop I will show you how to lay out and transfer the pattern markings to the fabric, cut out the teddy bear pieces and pin them together.  Feel free to pause the video at any time if you need extra time to complete the steps.
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Right click to download your pattern here:   Teddy Bear Ornament Pattern pdf
(Mac users, click Ctrl and click)

 


How to Sew the Teddy Bear Ornament without a Sewing Machine

Part 2:  In this part of the Teddy Bear Ornament Video Workshop I will show you how to sew the teddy bear ornament without a sewing machine.  Feel free to pause the video at any time if you need extra time to complete the steps.

 


Stuff the Head & Stitch the Teddy Bear Nose

Part 3:  In this part of the Teddy Bear Ornament Video Workshop I will show you how to stuff the head and stitch the nose.  Feel free to pause the video at any time if you need extra time to complete the steps.

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How to Create the Rest of the Teddy Bear Face

Part 4:  In this part of the Teddy Bear Ornament Video Workshop I will show you how to insert the eyes, stitch the mouth, trim the face and attach the ears to your teddy bear ornament.  Feel free to pause the video at any time if you need extra time to complete the steps.


Finishing Touches

Part 5:  In this part of the Teddy Bear Ornament Video Workshop I will show you how to attach the ornament hanger, create the fabric ruff and stitch on the jingle bell. Feel free to pause the video at any time if you need extra time to complete the steps.

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