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 ...
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 as a little brown haired girl, and still are today!
Some ladies dream of Prince Charming, but I dream of a dressmaker form on a stand.
From haute couture to pattern design, I truly love dressmaking and bearmaking.
Hugs, Ginger Stockwell
ADVANCED CREATIVE BEAR MAKING GUIDE +++ EXCLUSIVE SIGNATURE SERIES PATTERN "No. 1 Ragbear Teddy Doll" Pattern
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
Expressive Artistic Eyes
Waxing the Nose
Antiquing the Bear
Antiquing the Bear More
My Notes Page
Diagrams and Illustrations
Caring for Your Bear
PATTERN: RAGBEAR TEDDY DOLL
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