Arnold bear sewing pattern

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
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Angela Jardine

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

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