9 In Misc

TEDDY

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Remember a while back I was going to do a great DIY project?  Well, it was a total flop–so here is a new one, better late than never.  Here are the steps.

1)I took an old brown 100% wool blanket, and washed and dried it to get all of the shrinkage out and make the fibers really tight.

2)  I made by pattern on newspaper–you can make anything.  Bears, rabbits, dogs.

3)  Before I put the bear pieces together, I sewed the face.  I used the satin stitch on my machine, but you can do it by hand too.

4)  Next, sew the pieces together all the way around so there is no opening.  Now, cut an opening in the back center–about 4 inches for my bears, and turn bear right sides out.

5)  Stuff the bear with polyfill using the eraser end of a pencil to get the tight spots.

6)  Now sew the opening in the back by hand–that’s it!

On a different note–Carol’s dad just returned from spending a glorious week in France with Carol for her Fall break.  (so jealous!!)   I wanted to let you all know that Carol absolutely loves her new school and is thriving in every way.  She will be home in just over a month, and Jane and I can hardly wait!

  • Liz
    November 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    You should sell those on your site- they are really, really cute and not DIY looking at all

  • Leonie
    November 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    These teddies are really super cute and I agree with Liz, you should sell them on the shop. They are so adorable and some people, like myself, are just not this handy to create our own sweet little teddy creatures.

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  • Rachel
    November 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    These are so adorable! For some reason they reminded me a little of Alber Elbaz’s sketches! Would definitely buy those 🙂

  • O D Y S S E Y
    November 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    how cute are these!! i found myself actually smiling back at them. 🙂

  • SE
    November 3, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I can imagine these becoming a child’s ‘must have’ lovey- so perfect in their simplicity.

  • Hilary Inspired
    November 7, 2011 at 4:41 am

    This is wonderful, Judy!! What a great Christmas gift idea. I have a few nephews and young friends that would love one of these cuties.

  • Linda
    November 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    These are so cute!!! I’m definitely making these for my friends for Christmas!!!

  • kat
    November 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    adorable little beings! have to make some, too..

  • joelle van dyne
    November 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    oh my gosh, i’m kind of happy your previous project was a flop, just so you could show us this one instead- those bears are so CUTE! i think over thanksgiving break i’m going to use your tutorial to make a bunch of little ones, and add them to the xmas gifts i’ll give out next month!