This is the Calico Signature Bear pdf sewing pattern from the super-talented designer Funky Friends Factory.
This teddy bear is button-jointed and looks really rather sweet with its cute smiley face! If you want a non-jointed bear you should try the Melody Memory Bear sewing pattern.
These Signature Bears are a fun way to record an event/celebration/special occasion like a new baby, christenings, weddings, parties, 21st birthdays, and, of course, graduations. A unique, homemade personalized bear will be a treasured keepsake for years to come.
When you have finished making your very own Calico Signature Bear it will measure approximately 12″ (30 cm) when sitting and 16″ (40 cm) when standing.
For the recommended fabrics the designer used muslin fabric (calico fabric) but Calico Bear doesn’t have to be a signature bear. LOTS of people use this pattern and sew lovely keepsakes using baby clothes or make memory bears as bereavement bears to remember loved ones. The Signature Bear can be also be made from fleece for a cuddlier version.
What you will need to make a Calico Memory Bear:-
Main Fabric – 45 cm by 110 cm wide / 18 by 44 inches wide.
Contrast Fabric – 25 cm by 20 cm wide / 10 by 8 inches wide.
Four large buttons for the arms and leg joints – about 2½ cm / 1 inch.
Eyes – two small buttons – about 12 mm / ½ inch for the eyes (or craft eyes).
A scrap of felt (or embroidery thread) for the nose.
Ribbon for around the neck – 50cm / 20 inches. Main fabric – 35 cm by 110 cm wide (14 inches by 43 inches wide).
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