There’s nothing more classic and iconic than a simple, no-frills teddy bear — it’s a toy that’s fun and comforting, and it’s popularity spans generations!
This week, for Sew Together Tuesday, our National Educator Teresa Coates shares her expert tips on how to make a teddy bear stuffed animal out of Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® fabrics. This project is the perfect pairing for minky, as it mimics the look of bear fur and makes the stuffie irresistibly soft and cozy.
She’ll be making a classic teddy bear using the Ben the Beginner Bear pattern from our friends at Funky Friends Factory (you might remember our elephant stuffie tutorial or dog stuffie tutorial featuring their patterns, too). She’ll walk through how to sew the food pads, two-piece arms and the shaped snout and head, as well as final assembly and stuffing tips.
Watch as Sew Together Tuesday is broadcasted LIVE from Inspired to Sew in Cedar Rapids, Iowa — happy sewing!
Recommended fabrics and notions for sewing a teddy bear stuffed animal
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her teddy bear stuffie tutorial:
- 1/2 yd. Luxe Cuddle®
- 6” x 10” scrap of Cuddle® 3 solid
- Small scrap of felt for nose
- 18mm safety eyes
- Embroidery floss for mouth
- Ben the Beginner Bear pattern from Funky Friends Factory
- Silky PolyFil (Fairfield World)
- 90/14 Stretch needle (SCHMETZ)
- Polyester thread (Mettler Metrosene)
- Felt tip marker
- 45mm rotary cutter and mat (OLFA)
- Microserrated scissors (Karen Kay Buckley, Famore or KAI)
- Long, flower head pins (Clover)
- Fabric clips (Clover)
- Stiletto (ByAnnie)
- Walking foot, optional
Video: How to sew a teddy bear stuffed animal
Mark your calendar — for the next episode of Season 10 of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on October 18 to share her tips on how to sew a teddy bear stuffed animal with Cuddle® minky plush fabric.
Can't make it? Check back here after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.
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