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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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Pippa the Laughing Bear 16 inch

from All Things Beartiful
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Pippa the Laughing Bear 16 inch
Pippa the Laughing Bear 16 inch Pippa finished bear
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Pippa the Laughing Bear 16 inch
Pippa the Laughing Bear 16 inch Pippa the Laughing Bear

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cuttting fabric, operating sewing machine, pinning small pieces, hand sewing small pieces with close stitching, some knowledge of bear limb assembly

Pattern Description:

Meet Pippa! The Laughing Bear!
A delightful 16 inch fully jointed bear with an open mouth and inserted tongue.

Included are precise and detailed written directions, step by step through the entire bear making process: from pattern cutting to sewing to finishing. Pen sketches illustrate the more difficult aspects of constructing the mouth, the tongue insertion as well as simple pinning. Also included are my "tips" throughout the pattern which I have learned from sources as Rotraud Ilisch of Germany, Linda S. Mead of Spare Bear Parts, and from years of creating my own bear patterns.

PDF: 20 pages
Cover with color image
9 pages of instructions
Antiquing The Bear and other options
5 pages of bear part templates and layout guide
3 pages additional enlarged illustrations

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16 inch bear, fully jointed and posable


  • 1/3 yard mohair
  • 8 inch x 10 inch paw pad material
  • 5 inch x 5 inch felting, mouth inside (lightest pink gold)
  • 3 inch x 3 inch felt or ultrasuede, tongue (bordeaux or wine)
  • 3 inch x 5 inch lightweight plastic canvas
  • 14 mm pair shoebutton eyes
  • 10 - 1.75 inch hard disks for jointing: all limbs, head
  • 5 - Cotter pins or locknut and bolt sets
  • 10 - Washers #6 or #8
  • Excelsior stuffing
  • Premium poly fill stuffing
  • Plastic pellets (small) 3/4 cup
  • Old style tilt growler (medium)
  • Awl
  • Cotter Pin key tool or needle nose pliers
  • Locknut & bolt drivers
  • Fine tip sharp scissors
  • Needles for hand sewing and soft sculpture
  • Waxed dental floss
  • Bees wax
  • Stuffing stick
  • Waterproof fine tip marking pen
  • 3 - 11 x 17 inch frosted Mylar sheets

You Will Also Need:

  • Upholstery thread
  • Embroidery thread

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