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My name is Ginger, and I began sketching and designing fashion styles when I was 5 years old, just like my mother and grandmother. Stick pins and lovely tan tissue paper were my favorite play items ...

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Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++

from All Things Beartiful
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++
Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++
Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++
Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++
Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++ Ragbear Teddy Doll Pattern Cover
Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide ++++ Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide

Pattern Description:

My Advanced Creative Bear Making Guide sharing my techniques and tips from fellow bear artist friends since 1996. From the basics to the advanced in making original teddy bears, everything you need to know in a simple and easy to read format with beautiful gilt graphics.

Enjoy creating your own bears for years to come. Start with the free Artist Signature Series No. 1 pattern included (value of $19.95) which has 2 style variations. Learn to develop your own style and the attributes of your "perfect bear". All in 1 user-friendly reference guide covering all topics. Store the files on your computer for ready access or also print out on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and keep in a 3-hole binder. Place pattern template pieces in plastic sleeves for safe keeping for every pattern you create.

Creating pattern template guides
Supply List and Antiquing Supply List
Finding the Nap direction
Pinning and Sewing
Jointing and Stuffing
Swivel neck and Wobble neck
Open Mouth and Inserted Tongue
Inset Face in 5 Steps
Finishing Steps
Expressive Artistic Eyes
Waxing the Nose
Stitching Claws
Antiquing the Bear
Antiquing the Bear More
My Notes Page
Diagrams and Illustrations
Caring for Your Bear

From my original design and my best-selling limited edition "Ragbear Setha," this pattern is for a bent leg baby bear that cuddles like a newborn child. The 18 inch (full size bear) weighs 6 pounds (pellet filled tummy with old-style tilt growler) and wears newborn size clothing. The pattern is resizable when printing: 100% = 18 inch, 70% = 12 inch, 50% = 6 inch bear.

PDF: 30 pages

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 inch long, 8 inches across approximate finished size


  • 1/3 yard mohair or synthetic fur
  • 8 inch x 10 inch paw pad material
  • 14mm pair shoebutton eyes
  • 6 - 2.0 inch hard disks: arms and head
  • 4 - 1.75 inch hard disks: legs
  • 5 Cotter pins or locknut and bolt sets
  • 10 Washers #6 or #8
  • Excelsior and polyfill stuffings
  • Plastic pellets (small) 1 cup
  • Old style Tilt Growler (large)
  • Tools:
  • Awl, Locknut & Bolt Drivers, Cotter Pin Key Tool
  • Needle Nose Pliers, Stuffing Sticks
  • Needles for hand sewing, Doll Sculpting Needles (5-7 inch)
  • Bees Wax, Waterproof Fine Tip Marker
  • 3 sheets Frosted Mylar (11 x 17 inch)

You Will Also Need:

  • Upholstery thread
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Waxed Dental Floss
  • Antiquing Tools and Supply List:
  • White glue, craft paint brush
  • Brown and black acrylic paints
  • Tea bath dye
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Sand paper
  • Excelsior stuffing
  • 4-holed shirt buttons
  • Rough sidewalk
  • 5 days drying time

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