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How cute is this little fellow?
Today’s blog post is actually a re-post, which dates back to when my best friend’s daughter was pregnant, and she wanted books for her baby shower. So of course, I bought her the full set of Paddington Bear books to go with this little Paddington look-alike that I made for her baby boy.
As we get closer to Christmas time, those of us who love to sew for dolls are often looking for gift ideas for the little boys in our lives. (It has been my experience that a lot of boys are not keen on playing with dolls, although granted, some do.)
If you want to make your own plush toy bear, this one uses my Firefighter Bear pattern, minus the pants. Have a look below:
To make my Paddington-Bear-look-alike plush toy, you can use the firefighter bear pattern that I’ve included with the bullets at the bottom of this post, but don’t forget to leave your plush bear’s crotch open, so you can invert him:
And it’s also important to note that you have to clip your seams before inverting:
My Ever After High doll‘s “Saucy Hat” pattern was used to make my Paddington style hat, and I used red craft felt instead of cotton. But I think you could probably use solid red cotton as well. Click here for the pattern and tutorial for making this adorable Paddington-Bear-style hat.
And of course, more patterns for clothes to fit him will be coming! I’m working on making a little blue hooded jacket that looks like Paddington‘s, and I’ve already made him an adorable Hawaiian shirt with black trousers:
I plan to post the Hawaiian shirt pattern and tutorial video this week, so be sure to come visit ChellyWood.com later on!
Here’s the free printable PDF sewing pattern for making today’s Paddington Bear style craft project:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the tan bear
- Click here for the tutorial video that shows how to make the Firefighter Bear version
- Click here for a link to my patterns and tutorials for the hat
- Here’s my “How to Thread an Embroidery Needle” video.
- My “How to Hem a Garment by Hand Using the Whipstitch” tutorial shows you the basic stitch we’ll be using to attach all of the felt pieces to the bear.
- The “Basic Sewing Stitch Tutorial” video will show you how to do the straight stitch, which I will mention in my DIY video for the bear project.
- I also mention the backstitch in my bear project video, and here’s my “Backstitch Tutorial.”
- Here’s a link to my satin stitch tutorial, which you can use to make the bear’s mouth, if you think he needs one.
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