Mother and I are making Christmas bears. I have not made any yet, and the Christmas themed fabric I bought at Jo-Ann's is EXPENSIVE, even on Black Friday and being 60% off. So before I cut into it, Mother suggested that I practice. I cannot find the pattern she is using in my copies, so I used a copy of Dreams Spinners 118 Three Bears pattern that I found at a thrift store many years ago. Mother says her pattern is much more simple, so after tackling this pattern, I think I feel confident enough to slice and slash my way through that gorgeous Christmas fabric!
I made the 24 inch bear in an ugly yellow and white chevron fabric that I received for free. This pattern had MANY pieces, but was easy to sew, although I think I messed up on the legs because the feet point inward and I definitely overstuffed her. But I put a little purple peasant dress on her, and the color goes smashing with that yellow.
I just need to give her some eyes and a bow.
The fun thing about these bears is that they can be made in any theme. I am going to have fun making Valentine bears!