The Big Dibley Teddy Bear pattern makes a sweet traditional Barbara-Ann Bear about 15 inches (38cm) tall.
We've used this pattern to make bears in a variety of mohairs ranging from 3mm vintage mohair to 25mm sparse, we find he works best in mohair about 15-25mm or vintage mohair. Big Dibley is an old style, traditional bear and he's a little more difficult to make than our Fosdyke bear as he has a centre seam (his head gusset is in two pieces) although the instructions illustrate how to make this part fully. The pieces fit together easily, there are no darts and no need to gather pieces in order to make them fit. He's a bear you can make in a comfortable chair while watching TV and suitable for sewing by hand or machine.
The pattern includes all the instructions you need to make your bear with some diagrams for the more difficult parts. The pattern is on 4 x A4 sheets and is full sized. You'll need a 1/4 metre (50cm x 70cm) of mohair, paw pad material (20x25cm), 10mm or 11mm shoe button or black glass eyes and 5x 45mm joints. We use plastic pellets in the feet, hands, ankles, wrists and tummy to make him a little saggier and cuddly. If you need any of the items necessary to make your bear, mohair, wool felt, eyes, sewing thread, strong button thread, bear making tools, polyester stuffing or glass beads, please contact us and we can supply what you need, you'll just need to pay for them separately.
Please note that the completed bear is not a toy and is unsuitable for children under the age of 14, it is a collector's bear.
The pattern and instructions in this kit are solely for private use, commercial use of this pattern is prohibited under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48) without the written permission of Barbara-Ann Bears, © 2006-2018 all rights reserved