Arnold bear stands just 5 inches tall when completed but is full of character. He is five way jointed and has a needle felted nose (instructions for this included, although his nose can be embroidered if you prefer).
Loves to wear a short fur (my favourite is a sparse mohair as this can be plucked with tweezers to create a nice clear face).
He has the funniest little face, great fun to create and once your bear is born, I guarantee he'll make you smile : ) Previous experience of bear or soft toy making will be a help, although I've included lots of reference photos and tips to help.
- Full step by step instructions
- Cute and quirky
- Lots of reference photos and illustrations
Materials you need at home:
- Fat 1/16th metre fur fabric (30cm x 25cm)
- 4mm black glass eyes
- 5 x 15mm cotter pin or safety joints
- Nose and toes embroidery thread
- Small piece of felt for footpads
- Tiny white scrap of felt for eye-whites
- Small paper flower and/or ribbon
- Small back of suitable toy stuffing
- Optional nose: dry felting needle (36) and wool roving
I love making softies, from cute and cuddly to slightly quirky (like me). You'll find a whole menagerie of animals to sew from teds to lions, with the odd dragon and ostritch too. Hope you enjoy stitching them - and have fun x