this is a paper posted sewing pattern to make a sleeping angel style bear. This is a perfect pattern for a memory bear and will also look lovely made in fur. Sleeping Betsy has closed eyes and wings. This pattern is 9 pages of written description, and 11 pages of pattern pieces. All the photos to go with the written pattern are HERE on my website.
Please note this pattern is only for ADVANCED sewists ie those who have made memory bears before, as it is complex.
Sleeping Bear sewing pattern:
This is a paper sewing pattern to make a teddy bear, perfect for sewing memory bears from clothing. This pattern uses my original best selling Betsy bear sewing pattern, and adds to it the idea of an angel or cherub who is sleeping.
Sleeping Betsy Bear size Your completed bear will be 48cm (19″) long and 20cm (8″) tall from ground to top side of head
This download includes 9 pages of written description, and 11 pages of pattern pieces. All the photos to go with the written pattern are on my website HERE.
** This is a PAPER PATTERN – your pattern will be posted to you (uk only) first class within 1-2 business days, and printed on recycled paper. If you would prefer an instant download they are available here
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 ONLY suitable for advanced sewists, ie those who have sewn memory bears before. This is because it is a complex pattern with non symmetrical pieces, and it requires a lot of ladder stitching too.
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 email@example.com
Notions for your Sleeping Betsy bear sewing pattern
Fabric: If you are using this pattern to make a fur or fabric teddy bear you will need 1 meter of fabric
Or, if you are using this pattern to make a baby clothes keepsake you will need 12-14 baby grows or an equivalent amount of clothing. For an adult clothes keepsake you will need 2 medium short sleeve t-shirts or an equivalent amount of clothing.
Wool felt: 3 square inches to make the nose
Embroidery floss: 60” to sew the eyes and smile
15cm pipe cleaners x 6
Light weight iron on wadding 22cm x 50 cm– or light weight quilt batting and spray glue
Toy stuffing: 500g or 1lb (approx)
A plastic chopstick, or something similar that is long with a blunt end, to insert the stuffing
Plus: pins, cotton thread that matches your fabric, hand sewing needles, scissors. If you have pinking shears this will make snipping the curves easier