Scrappy Baby Bear

Monday, November 21, 2016

Isn't he cute?

I love using scraps from one project to make something else. This little baby bear was made with unused fur fabric from a Halloween costume, along with a little bit of embroidery floss and a few yards of fingering weight yarn for the scarf. That was it!

The pattern for the body came from Sew Toy's, How to Sew Quickly A Cute Little Soft Baby Teddy Bear.

Here are my production notes:

  • I scaled the pattern down when printing by choosing 4" x 6" paper and "fit to printable area" in my printer settings. I really like this smaller size but the pattern can certainly be printed as is or scaled to any other size.
  • I traced the pattern onto the wrong side of the fabric and stitched along that line (leaving an opening of course!) and trimmed away the excess before turning, stuffing and closing the opening.
  • The eyes are six strands of DMC floss #143 which is a dark gray. Next time I'll go for a true black because the facial features tend to be obscured with the fur.
  • The scarf pattern is cast on 3 stitches in a fingering weight yarn on size #1 needles and knit in garter stitch for 12". A scarf made from fleece scraps would be quicker and work just as well but I couldn't resist adding a knitted touch.