Skill Level: Some experienced knowledge of sewing and bear making required... You will learn lots of extra techniques including using tghis pattern
Size: Approximately 14cm and is best created in mohair fur fabric.
This paper Pattern comes complete with simple to use and very detailed instructions.
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Suzette Printemps is my first original pattern for a 5.5” BigHead Bear. She is perfect for the beginner bearmaker or anyone who wants to try a different look. This bear is made of ½” matted mohair but she can be made of upholstery velvet, felt, synthetic fur or any other material you might have on hand.
She requires only a small 12” x 12” piece of fur, so she’s perfect for using up fur scraps!
You will find never before published Mary’s techniques for creating my teardrop eyes, my faux airbrushing technique, my “machine-sewn in ears” (so you don’t have to sew them on later by hand), and my time saving technique for inserting discs.
The pattern includes a complete list of materials such as fur, joints, eyes, glue, brushes, discs, leather for eyelids, paint, etc.
It also includes a montage of photos for reference.
The pattern is very basic with only 7 pattern pieces plus the black and white eye back patterns. They all have detailed instructions with my illustrations for cutting, trimming, marking, sewing the fur. The pattern pieces include dots for cotter pin or bolt insertion, openings for turning, seam allowance, nap arrows, eye placement dots, and ear insertion notches and more.
To complete this pattern you will need:
Eyes: 1 pair of mm
Joints: mm cotterpin joints or nut and bolt , mm cotterpin joint or nut and bolt
Threads: Sewing thread to match, brown embroidery thread for nose
Miscellaneous: General needle sewing supplies.