Gustav Teddy Bear Pattern
Gustav teddy bear is a 20cm (8 inches) traditional style teddy bear with unusual button joints in the arms and legs. You can make him using mohair or synthetic fabric. He has glass eyes and movable joints. The Gustav teddy bear sewing pattern is suitable for beginner and experienced teddy bear makers.
This vintage-style bear with classic proportions is the perfect addition to your teddy bear collection. He isn’t very large, but he is huge on personality.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Bear?
We made our Gustav using feathered mohair with a sparse pile. You can also use slightly more furry mohair, or even synthetic fabric.
Full Supplies List:
- Fabric – 25cm x 35cm (1/16m) feathered mohair or synthetic fabric
- Eyes – 5mm black glass
- Joints – 20mm discs x 2 with split pin for the neck. You can also use 20mm joints for the arms and legs instead of buttons if you prefer.
- 20mm plastic or leather buttons for the arms and legs x 4
- Nose Thread – black embroidery thread no 8
- Paw Pads – a square of suede or velvet
Sewing Tools and General Supplies:
In addition to the items in the supplies list above, you will need fiber fill stuffing, sewing thread, and possibly some glass beads or lead shot to weight the bear.
Have the following tools on hand:
- Fabric marking pen to mark out the pattern pieces on the fabric
- Small sharp scissors for cutting out
- Hand sewing needles
- A long doll needle to insert the eyes
- A hemostat or stuffing tool
- Needle nose pliers for the joints
Hand Sewing or Sewing Machine?
We prefer to sew our bears entirely by hand. You can save time by sewing the seams using a sewing machine. However, you will still need to do some hand-finishing.