*1/2 yard of fleece
*Felt for contrast
*Poly fill stuffing
*Pattern from below
Step 1: Cut out pieces from pattern and cut fabric.
Step 2: Sew on eye, nose, and belly to front body piece
Step 3: Sew on little ears to big ear fronts
Step 4: Embroider the mouth with black embroidery thread. I freehand sewed it on, but you could use a marking pen to draw the mouth on as a guide if you like. Also sew on buttons for eyes and belly button.
Step 5: Sew arm front and backs and ear front and backs, right sides together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Step 6: Clip curves and turn right side out.
Step 7: Add a little stuffing to the arms
Step 8: Sew the arms and ears with a stay stitch to the body front.
Step 9: Pin the body front and back together, right sides together. Sew 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving a couple inches open for turning.
Step 10: Clip curves and turn right side out .
Step 11: Stuff bear with polyfill
Step 12: Hand sew opening in side of bear with a slipstitch
Step 13(optional) You can sew a little heart for the bear to hold. I drew hearts on felt cut them out and sewed them stacked, and then stuffed a little polyfill inside. You can then handstitch the heart to the bears paws. And you’re done.
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This funny lovey dovey bear would make a great valentine’s treat for your favorite little sweetie, or, he could be your cuddle bug or new couch buddy. Enjoy! And be sure to check out the blog tomorrow, for my final Valentine’s day special, I’ll be posting a sweet giveaway from my etsy shop!