William Teddy Bear Pattern
William is a 10cm (4inches) fully jointed teddy bear. He is made of mini bear velvet with glass bead eyes. The pattern for his little red jacket is also on the pattern sheet. This is one of our favourite miniature bears, and because the limbs are quite fat, they’re not too challenging to turn right side out. This sewing pattern is suitable for beginner to intermediate level teddy bear makers.
This modern-style miniature teddy bear is the perfect addition to your handmade toy collection. William might be tiny but he’s got a huge personality! Group William with his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, or make him the centerpiece of a storybook display.
This is the printed version of the pattern. A printed teddy bear pattern is a great choice because you will receive the pattern templates ready to cut out and printed instructions that you can refer to on your worktable as you sew. Once you have paid for your order, we will ship the pattern sheets and instructions to your delivery address.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Bear?
We made our William using yellow short pile mini bear velvet. You can also use slightly more furry velvet, 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 William teddy bear pattern and 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.
We’re discontinuing printed patterns and all stock is reduced! Have a look at our full range of printed teddy bear patterns for more bargains.