We had so much fun today at a free little demonstration/class I held for people to learn how to make a fast, simple teddy bear. This bear is perfect for giving to a child who needs a smile, and I hope that all who attended are on their way to making lots of these little guys to fill the world with some much-needed bear hugs.
Things I learned from my first-ever teaching experience:
If you'd like to make your own bears, here's the site I used to get the pattern. I use cotton instead of a knit + interfacing (faster), and I flatten out the belly just a touch because if you use cotton, it kind of looks like the bear has a beer belly - or should I say bear belly? I also use pinking shears all the way around the edges, and would recommend putting just a little stuffing in the ears before stitching across them. I've been tinkering with a rabbit pattern adaption, and will post the results when I get the ears figured out.
Thanks again to everyone who came today! Next class: rag dolls; I'm so excited!
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