For some time, I have been thinking about making bears in different fabrics. This week, on Thursday to be precise, I suddenly decided that I would give it a go. And since I have a rather substantial felt hoard this seemed the ideal experimental fabric.
Here is the outcome of my experiment.
He came out really well. Yes, I am surprised by that! It always takes me by surprise when things work out first time!
I particularly like the visible seams (blanket stitch) as it reminds me of old, well-loved bears who are missing their fur!
This bear is not one of my smallest - he stands 10cm (4in) tall - but I didn't think the felt would let me make a teeny one!
He is thread jointed and buttons secure the thread. His nose is hand embroidered and he has black glass boot-button-style eyes.
I think this little bear needs a scarf or possibly a bow. Then he will be ready for a name...