Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear – Make Your Own

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Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear Megan Wallace
Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear Megan Wallace
Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear

I designed the Kuki Needle Keeper teddy bear in 2007 in honour of a bear maker and quilter, Kitty, who is a friend. At a time when I needed an extra pair of hands, she was a tremendous help in my studio. Kitty is practical and organized, serene and funny, and I think Kuki the needle book teddy portrays those qualities beautifully.

During the next three years, I used the Kuki pattern to teach teddy bear making at a craft fair and over 600 students became the proud owners of their own teddy needle keepers. Kuki was so popular that I decided to publish the pattern so that bear makers all over the world could make their own.

Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear Megan Wallace
The new Kuki, and the original

As you can imagine, my original pattern sample soon started looking a bit worse for wear with all the passing from hand to hand in workshops. I recently decided to make a new teddy and while I was at it, I revamped the pattern sheets, rewrote the instructions, and added some fresh images. I also added a collar pattern that was not part of the original design.

Kuki needle keeper teddy bear has magnetic hands to hold your scissors and her body opens to reveal a needle book for your needles and pins. This pattern is suitable for all bear maker skill levels.

Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear Megan Wallace

If you need a needle minder in your life, Kuki is your new best friend. She’s also the ideal craft to make to sell, or to give as a gift. The pattern for Kuki Needle Keeper is available to download HERE, and in my Etsy store.

Kuki Needle Keeper Teddy Bear Megan Wallace

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