I try to design my softies with less assembly. This little guy is knitted top down, head, body, arms and legs in one flat piece, Seams up the centre back, inside legs and underarms. The ears are knitted separately. Quick to knit and assemble and a nice size bear for the little ones.
Not important, just ensure that your knitting weave is tight enough so that the filling dosen't show through.
I am now retired, having worked as a Laboratory Analyst for 25 years. I have always loved to knit and sew but didn't have the time while working shift work and raising my 2 sons. I now have 5 grandchildren and lots of time to indulge in craft work.
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