My Message Bear Sewing Pattern

Let someone know you're thinking of them by sending a note with a special little bear! Whether you want to say "Happy Birthday", send a Valentine's Day or Easter Greeting, or simply say "I Think You're Awesome!", this little guy will be happy to relay your message. I used upcycled wool and fleece for the bears shown, but many other fabrics will work, too. Let your imagination run wild! Make them bright and colorful, pastel and pretty, or warm and earthy. They make great bowl fillers, or why not tuck one into someone's Christmas stocking or Easter basket? The choices are endless!

Finished bear is 8 inches. The pattern includes the list of materials needed, full sized patterns for the bear, bag & the little bird friend, and lots of detailed instructions and step by step photos. Use new or re-purposed fabrics. Suitable for beginners.


  • Sewing Pattern PDF
  • Detailed Instructions
  • Step by Step Photos
  • Full Size Pattern Pieces
  • Written in US English
  • US Standard Measurements

*Suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

*Materials for Bear & Bag *1/3 yard fabric for bear, message bag & scarf *Scraps of wool, felt or fleece for bear face * (2) 3/8 or ½ inch buttons for eyes (or use
felt circles if making for a child under 3 *4 1/2 inch length of braid for bag *14 inches narrow ribbon to tie message *2 ¼ X 8 ½ inch piece of paper for message *Sewing thread to match fabric *Embroidery thread for nose & mouth (I used DMC #5 Coton Perle) *Strong thread for hand sewing eyes, ears & arms (I used Coats & Clark Button & Craft Thread) *Optional: invisible thread to sew braid *Fiberfill *Scissors *Sewing needles and pins *Paper pattern *Sewing machine

*Materials for Bird *Scraps of wool, fleece or felt *(2) Small beads for eyes *Optional: 12 inch length of yarn for tail *Sewing thread to match fabric *Fiberfill

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Sandra Hanken

I've been sewing and crafting since I was a little girl growing up on a small farm in the woods of northern Minnesota, USA. In recent years I have focused on creating whimsical patterns that are inspired by my love of nature.

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