William Teddy Bear Pattern to Make a 10cm Teddy Bear
William is a 10cm (4 inches) pudgy little character bear. He is made of yellow mini bear velvet with glass eyes and movable joints. The pattern for his red jacket is also included. Although tiny bears can be a bit fiddly to make, this pattern is suitable for beginner to advanced teddy bear makers.
This character bear is the perfect addition to your handmade toy collection. Tiny enough to sit on a shelf or in between larger bears, he’s big on character. Display William with his forest friends, or make him the centerpiece of a storybook display.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Bear?
We made our William using yellow mini bear velvet. You can also use slightly more furry mohair, long pile miniature bear fabric, or upholstery fabric. Vintage cotton fabric would suit the bear, just be sure to use iron-on interfacing to stabilize the fabric.
Full Supplies List:
- Fabric – 1 square of yellow mini bear fabric is enough to make two bears
- Eyes – 3mm black glass eyes or use beads
- Joints – 10mm discs with split pins
- Nose Thread – black embroidery thread no 12
- Jacket- a scrap of red velvet or felt and a tiny button or bead
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 small 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.
Miniature Bear Making Tutorials
Are you passionate about miniature bears? Megan always says the smaller the bear, the greater the love! You can find free tutorials for miniature bear making on her blog.