Downloadable sewing pattern to make a 34cm (13.5″) tall bear. This is an absolutely ideal pattern for a memory bear and will also look lovely made in fur. Betsy Bear has a rounded muzzle, stuffed ears, and lovely plump body and limbs. This pattern includes 6 pages of written description and 5 pages of pattern pieces. There is a blog post with a photo of EVERY stage of the making process HERE
Betsy Bear sewing pattern:
I created this sewing pattern to mimic the look of button jointed bears, whist being much faster to sew as the limbs are attached. The face has a muzzle to add character, and the paw pads are nice and big so they not only look cute but have plenty of room to embroider names and dates on. (If you would like to see a video of Betsy Bear scroll down for a video from my Instagram).
Betsy Bear size Your completed Betsy bear will be 34cm (13.5″) tall from bottom to top of head, 30cm (12″) wide from side to side and 22cm (9″) from front to back.
This download includes 6 pages of written description, photos of some of the more complex steps and 5 pages of pattern pieces. There is a blog post with a photo of EVERY stage of the making process HERE.
I donate 50p from the sale of every Betsy bear sewing pattern to the charity Fertility Network UK. They are a charity very close to my heart as they give support to those facing the challenges of fertility issues.
***Please note this is a PDF download pattern only NOT a paper pattern, a keepsake, or a stuffed teddy bear ***
I have a Facebook group for makers of my patterns on Facebook CLICK HERE to join. My group is full of support from experienced makers if you need it and if you would love to show your completed Betsy bear that would be amazing, we love to see and appreciate each others work.
The pattern is suitable for an intermediate level of sewer with a sewing machine. A full list of notions is below
Copyright terms & conditions
It is not permissible to make a copy of this sewing pattern except for your own use. It is not permissible to share this pattern either in person, by post or by email. It is not permissible to sell this sewing pattern or a copy of it on to another person.
It is permissible to sell an item that you have made from this pattern in small quantities – for example as keepsake bears and soft toys to sell through your in-person or online shop or at craft fairs. Please include the information that your keepsakes / soft toys are made with a pattern from Rachel Leggett at messystork.com in online descriptions and on Instagram please tag me at @rachel.at.messystork . It is permissible to add or remove a limited number of features to this pattern eg altering the ears / adding a tail etc, please then state in the description that your item is made with a pattern from messystork.com with added / altered etc. If you have any queries regarding this please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notions for your Betsy bear sewing pattern
Fabric: If you are using this pattern to make a fur or fabric teddy bear you will need 1/2m of fabric.
Or, if you are using this pattern to make a baby clothes keepsake you will need 8-10 baby grows or an equivalent amount of clothing. For an adult clothes keepsake you will need 1 medium short sleeve t-shirt or an equivalent amount of clothing.
Interfacing: 1/2m woven cotton iron on interfacing – I use and recommend this one
Eyes: 15mm craft eyes
Wool felt: 3 square inches to make the nose
Embroidery floss: 20 inches to sew the smile
Tracing paper: 4 square inches to make the smile template
Toy stuffing: 500g or 1lb approximately
A plastic chopstick, or something similar that is long with a blunt end, to insert the stuffing
Tracing paper/baking paper: 3 square inches to trace the smile template
Plus: pins, cotton thread that matches your fabric, hand sewing needles, scissors, plus pinking shears if you have them
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