Meet Teddy Bear, this cute little fellow is made from a vintage wool blanket, it is actually remnants left over from my Blanket Coat Project (see our sister website Missy Bonkers) Usually I develop my own patterns but for this bear, I actually found the pattern in a secondhand book I purchased recently.
The book titled ‘Restoring Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals’ by Christel Pistorius and Rolf Pistorius is a gem of a book, covering everything one needs to know about repairing your favourite or heirloom Teddies.
But can you imagine my surprise when the patten in the picture above just dropped out book? The pattern is actually incomplete, the paws, ears and the base of the feet are missing, so I had to make these parts up. To be fair as I was making him the Teddy did look a bit odd, but this is usually the case as I am working through a new pattern, particularly one I have no starting image for. So I don’t ever make a decision until I finish the project, and I am so glad I did. This little fellow is so cute.