Here in the US, summer has arrived, and with it, the risk of forest fires increases due to dry weather. If you’re looking for a fun gift to give a little boy or girl, why not make him/her a FireFighter Bear?
Of course today’s pattern is the second pattern in this two-pattern set, so if you want to make someone a FireFighter Bear like Smokey, you’ll need to go back to yesterday’s post for the rest of the pattern. Also, I’ll be posting the DIY tutorial video, showing exactly how to sew your own FireFighter Bear, tomorrow. So please stop by for a visit here at ChellyWood.com tomorrow too!
Did you guys know Smokey Bear is on Twitter? That’s why I addressed this blog post to @smokey_bear, the official Twitter handle of Smokey the Bear! And that second link will take you to Smokey’s official FB page. Yesterday’s post also has links to Smokey’s official website, where you can find tools for educators and lots of other fun stuff.
Just remember… only YOU can prevent forest fires!
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Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
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In case you haven’t heard, I’ve also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I also have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!