The Hubert pattern makes a sweet, old-fashioned Barbara-Ann jointed teddy bear who stands about 19 inches/48 cm tall.
We've used this pattern to make our Hubert in vintage English mohair, although you can make him in a variety of mohairs ranging from 3mm vintage mohair to 25mm distressed mohair 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 19 x A4 sheets, the pattern is full sized, it's as big a bear as we can fit on A4 paper.
Shopping List for Hubert, you will need 1/2 metre of mohair (50cm x 140cm) (we used some short old English mohair which you can buy from us together with the other components to make him) paw pad material (20 x 30 cm/ A4 size/ 8inches x 12 inches) 1 pair of 16mm black glass eyes/ 18 mm coloured glass eyes or shoe buttons 1 skein embroidery thread for the nose and mouth 1.5 kg/3lb Polyester stuffing 0.5kg/1lb plastic pellets extra strong button thread a long dollmaker’s needle a size 18 darner’s needle 3 x 55 mm and 2 x 65 mm joints. You will need your own sharp scissors, a marker pen, thread for tacking and some pins. If you need any of the items necessary to make your teddy bear, mohair, wool felt, eyes, sewing thread, strong button thread, bear making tools, polyester stuffing or plastic pellets, please contact us and we can supply what you need, you'll just need to pay for them separately. Please note that stuffing and plastic pellets are expensive to post and we would advise you to buy these locally if you can.
Please note that the completed teddy 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, © 2006-2018 all rights reserved