FREE McCalls Pattern: Patchwork Teddy Bear
I am having to do a lot of selfless sewing at the moment and I don’t like it!
Of course, how can I say no to make something special for an innocent new born baby, hmmm?
This pattern is FREE (yep, totally free), and I think the end result is pretty cute. Although, this is a fiddly project, made harder by the 1/4″ seam allowance. Be warned, there is also some amount of hand sewing involved (like the arms and the head to the body)!
That said, you could make this for either a girl or boy, personalised any way you wanted too, and it takes very little fabric.
I like it’s fat little bottom 🙂
I embroidered (by machine), the name of the recipient on the bear’s foot: Raven (a girl, just in case anyone is wondering).
I embroidered (by hand), the face, because I was worried that if the baby did decide to play with it (it’s not really meant to be a toy!), she might pull off the suggested sewn on buttons or glued on nose.
This is a good pattern to have in your stash to make speedy baby gifts. My top tip would be don’t overstuff the legs, and make the seam allowances on the sides and the bottom of the body (where the legs join) larger: getting those legs in is very hard otherwise (but do able if you don’t mind swearing alot).
Back soon (hopefully) with the last of my summer sewing. Until then, have a great week.