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Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

| January 29, 2012 | 10 Comments

Well! Remember all my Black Apple Dolls? The one’s I cannot get enough of and that I keep making? The easy Rag Dolls that follow the Martha Stewart pattern (Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple). Well… Sewing for boys can really be a challenge and I decided it was about time I sewed something for Red Ted!  And what would be more appropriate then a Teddy Bear? I used the Martha Stewart Rag Doll pattern – added some ears and made the legs a little wider… Perfect keepsake gift for a boy!

I used 100% recycled materials – an old jumper of mine (which I have made a No Knit Stocking out of in the past), one of Red Ted’s toddler t-shirts and some jeans material. I am sooooo excited and already love the keepsake teddy to bits.

easy rag teddy bear

I shaped the nose a little by putting more stuffing there. And when sewing the buttons on for eyes, I pulled the cotton “tight” to give the face a little shape.

Experiment with where to place the eyes and ears… your teddy will look SO different depending on where you put them!

Sewing with the jumper is a LITTLE harder than the rag dolls, as it is quite bulky. I found it helped to sew the ears loosely in place before going over it with the machine. It was fine though. Just a tiny bit fiddlier!

easy black apple doll teddy

Are you inspired to get sewing for YOUR little boy?!  What would you sew?

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Category: Gifts, How To's, Recycling, Sewing

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  1. Liz Burton says:

    Wow!!! Love love love him. Are you going to call him Beethoven? :0)

    Can you link up on the Take one Jumper Challenge? x

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    I have already linked up :-)

  3. So so so cute!

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you :-)

  5. emma says:

    Oh I love him, I\’m so going to make one of these at half term with Rachel, thanks

  6. Ruth says:

    I love it! Am pinning this immediately! (If only I had time to *do* all the stuff I pin!

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Ruth!! Much appreciat the Pin!! And yes… this has been on my to do list for a looooong time! It does help when Birthdays come round and you \”have\” to get making!

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