The Josh Teddy Bear pattern makes a very sweet traditional Barbara-Ann Bear about 11 inches (28 cm) tall.
Josh is a very sweet teddy bear, he has quite a big tummy and loves a cuddle. Josh has a shorter nose and a proportionally larger head than most of our other patterns which gives him a bear cub appearance, he's probably our cutest teddy bear. This is our newest teddy bear sewing pattern, you can see the bear we've made with our Josh teddy bear pattern in our 25mm Weetabix mohair . You could use shorter mohair if you prefer or you could make him using other fabric, as a memory bear for example, we just think he looks adorably scruffy and cuddly in our Weetabix mohair. One of our customers thought Josh would look nice in our Strawberry Fool mohair and sent us a photo of her bear called Rose, we think she looks great!
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 3 x A4 sheets and is full sized.
You'll need a 1/6 metre (50 x 50 cm or 20cm x 140cm) of mohair, paw pad material (20x20cm), 10mm shoe button or black glass eyes and 2 x 35mmm and 3x 45mm joints. We use plastic pellets in the feet, hands, ankles, wrists and tummy to make him a little saggier and cuddly.
The penultimate photo shows a Josh bear made by Stephanie, it was her very first bear and we think he looks splendid. She bought our Josh teddy bear kit which you can see here
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, © 2021 all rights reserved