This is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern to make a Charlie Bear memory bear. I have designed it to be absolutely perfect to make keepsakes or memory bears. It will also look fabulous made in fur. Your completed bear will be 35cm (13 1/2″) tall seated, Charlie bear can be made with or without moveable arms and legs, he has big rectangular paw pads and folds in his ears,
Charlie Bear: my classic memory bear pattern
Your completed bear will be 35cm (13 1/2″) tall from bottom to top of head and 30cm (11 1/2″) wide from side to side. I created the Charlie bear pattern to mimic the look of button jointed bears, whilst being much faster to sew as the limbs are attached. The ears have folds in them 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 prefer to make your Charlie Bear button jointed then I have also created an add on file with instructions and a pattern adaptation for you.
This download includes 5 pages of fully described pattern, photos of some of the more complex steps and 4 pages of pattern pieces. There is a photo tutorial with EVERY step of this pattern HERE
I have a lovely supportive and welcoming Facebook group for makers of my patterns CLICK HERE to join, I would love you to join and show your completed makes.
***Please note this is a PDF download pattern only NOT a paper pattern or a stuffed teddy bear ***
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
The pattern is suitable for an intermediate level of sewer with a sewing machine.
Charlie Bear Notions:
Fabric: If you are using this pattern to make a memory bear you will need 1 medium adult short sleeve t-shirt or an equivalent amount of clothing.
Or if you are using this pattern to make a furry teddy bear you will need 1/2 m of fur fabric, ¼m contrast fabric for the paw pads and inner ears. Please note your finished bear will look plumper than the ones pictured here as the fur will add bulk.
1/2m woven cotton iron on interfacing, I use number 8028 from the Empty Bobbin click here to go to their online store
Eyes: 15mm craft eyes, also known as toy safety eyes
Nose: 2 square inches of wool felt
Smile: 20 inches of embroidery floss in a colour to match the nose felt
Toy stuffing and a plastic chopstick, or something similar that is long with a blunt end, to insert the stuffing
Tracing 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