I’m so excited about this pattern! I love to reuse materials or use up the scraps from another project and this is the perfect way to do that! I used sweater pieces that I rescued from the thrift store for mine.

Learning how to sew a bear is a great beginner project for people of all ages. This bear would make a great baby shower gift or addition to your child’s toy collection.

You could even make one using an outfit from when they were small!

Supplies List:

  • An 8” x 11” piece of fabric.
  • embroidery thread
  • wool or polyester stuffing
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • 4” embroidery hoop
  • pins
  • thread
  • printer
  • paper

Step One. Print the pattern onto regular printer paper.

Step Two. Cut out the pattern pieces, including the tummy, tail, nose, mouth and eyes.

Step Three. Place your body pattern piece onto one of your 8” x 11” pieces of paper and trace out nose, mouth, and eyes using a fabric pencil or pen.

Step Four. Place your fabric into your 4” embroidery hoop and embroider the face. I used a satin stitch for the eyes and nose and a chain stitch for the mouth.

Step Five. Cut out the tummy and tail pieces from contrasting fabric. Then trace and cut out the body pieces making sure to re-align the face within the pattern so that it isn’t off center.

Step Six. Pin the tummy and tail pieces onto the body pieces. Use the light grey dots on the body pattern and tail pattern pieces to properly align where the tail goes.

Step Seven. Leaving 1/4” seam allowance sew the tummy and tail pieces onto the body pieces.

Almost there!

Step Eight. With the right sides of the body pieces facing in, pin the body pieces in place and sew together leaving a 1/4” seam allowance.

Leave a 2-3” opening at the bottom of the bear to that you can stuff the bear after it’s been turned right side out. Make sure to backstitch or the stitching will come undone while you’re turning the piece right side out.

Step Nine. Turn the bear right side out. You may want a pencil or crochet hook handy to get the small corners to turn out all the way.

Step Ten. Stuff your bear!

Step Eleven. Hand stitch the opening closed.

Step Twelve. Sew many many many bear friends. They’re addictive!! Plus, everyone needs friends, right?

I bet you didn’t think that learning how to sew a bear would be so easy! Add your email to the box below and I will send you the free pattern so that you can get started!