The Bottom Line
- Uses two simple pattern pieces.
- The baby bear uses a minimal amount of fabric.
- A great group project for charity sewing.
- Eyes and noses are available at Catrol's Zoo.
- Not available locally for me.
- Directions do not include pictures but are easy to follow.
- A simple teddy bear pattern that uses just two pattern pieces.
- This bear can easily be sewn up and done in an hour or less.
- A soft and cuddly bear that is in need of lots of hugs is the end result.
- A simple pattern that could easily divide the tasks required to mass produce the bears for charity giving.
Guide Review - Carol's Zoo -- Carol's Bear Family - Pattern Review
The pattern fell out of my stash and caught my attention. I had a small piece of boy themed cotton fabric out that wasn't big enough for my original thought but was just enough to sew up a baby bear. I less than an hour I had a bear all set for being cuddled.
Unfortunately I had not bought the eyes and noses available at Carol's Zoo. I had a small nose on hand, that was really too small and think I will embroider eyes on my baby bear. I may not bother though because I think the bear is busy enough just because of my fabric choice.
The pattern is easy to follow but my experience with people learning to sew says it is not a first time at the sewing machine project. You must master sewing curves before sewing this pattern.
I think this pattern would be excellent for a group to sew bears for charity and have no doubt they will be loved by any child! A group with varied sewing skills could easily divide the tasks required to sew the bears and mass produce them in no time. I would order eyes and noses for mass producing these bears. Although it is rare, some pattern owners object and I strongly recommend that you contact Carol's Zoo for permission, even for charity sewing.
Please keep in mind that this pattern does have a copyright. It is against the copyright to sell animals made from the pattern for personal profit. Again, your best solution is to contact Carol's Zoo.
Many other animal patterns are available, using two to nine pattern pieces, at Carol's Zoo. Personally, I can't wait to sew a frog and penguin!