Paper 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.
Memory bear pattern: Betsy Bear
This is a paper sewing pattern to make a teddy bear. It is ideal to make a keepsake bear or memory bear. It will also look lovely made in fur. Your completed 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 pattern includes 6 pages of written description, photos of some of the more complex steps and 5 pages of pattern pieces.
I am an extremely experienced keepsake maker. I created this 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.
There is a blog post with a photo of EVERY stage of the making process HERE
And there is a video to show you how to sew in the arms and legs HERE. Please note there is not a video of the whole making of this pattern.
I have a Facebook group for makers of my patterns tap HERE to join. I would love you to join and show your completed makes.
Your pattern will be posted to you 1st class within 1-2 business days, uk postage only.
Pattern printed on recycled paper.
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 cwtchandbloom.com in online descriptions and on Instagram please tag me at @cwtch.and.bloom . 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 cwtchandbloom.com with added / altered etc. If you have any queries regarding this
Memory bear pattern notions:
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