Grimble PRINTED sewing pattern by Barbara-Ann Bears for a traditional 17 inch/43cm teddy bear

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Grimble PRINTED traditional jointed mohair teddy bear sewing pattern by Barbara-Ann Bears for a traditional 17 inch/43 cm teddy bear

The Grimble pattern makes a sweet, old-fashioned Barbara-Ann Bear who stands about 17 inches/43 cm tall.

We've used this pattern to make bears in a variety of mohairs ranging from 3 mm vintage mohair to 25 mm distressed mohair, hand dyed mohair, denim and in crushed velvet.

Grimble is an old style, traditional bear and he's fairly easy to make even for a beginner. 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 many diagrams for the more difficult parts. The pattern and instructions are on 16 x A4 sheets, the pattern is full sized, it's as big a bear as we can fit on A4 paper.

You will need half a metre of mohair (50 cm x 140 cm), paw pad material, a pair of 12 mm black glass eyes, 14 mm coloured glass eyes or shoe buttons or any odd buttons and thread for the nose and mouth. Polyester stuffing, plastic pellets, some extra strong button thread, a long dollmaker’s needle, a size 18 darner’s needle, and 3 x 55 mm and 2 x 65 mm joints.

We have made hats, scarves and patches for our own bears, you can do this too but the instructions aren't included, we made them up as we went along.

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 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, © 2006-2013 all rights reserved