FREE McCalls Pattern: Patchwork Teddy Bear

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

Dear Readers,

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?

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

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 🙂

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

I embroidered (by machine), the name of the recipient on the bear’s foot: Raven (a girl, just in case anyone is wondering).

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

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.

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

Free McCalls Patchwork Teddy Bear Pattern

 

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About sewmanju

I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing projects....now everyone can get to see mine.

8 responses to “FREE McCalls Pattern: Patchwork Teddy Bear”

  1. Janet says :

    Don’t underestimate how long these hang around for!… I think it is lovely, and a hand made gift is so much more personal than a gift voucher!

  2. lilysageandco says :

    This is super cute! I keep meaning to have a go at sewing something like this for my girls…selfless hand-sewing, eek! I’m still inspired though.

  3. jay says :

    What fun! Quickly to become a favourite I think.

  4. foamofdays says :

    So cute! And I can’t believe it’s a free pattern!

  5. Judi says :

    Adorable bear!!!

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