Zac Teddy Bear Pattern
Zac is a 30cm (12 inches) fully jointed teddy bear. He is made of mohair with glass eyes. The pattern features a few techniques different from traditional teddy bears. There are darts, a bit of needle sculpting around the eyes and paw pads, a tummy inset, and an innovative way to attach ears. This sewing pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced teddy bear makers.
This modern-style teddy bear is the perfect addition to your handmade toy collection. Zac is small enough to easily sit on a shelf or in a display cabinet but he’s big on character.
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 Zac using 18mm pile feathered mohair. You can also use slightly more furry mohair, or try a fabric with shorter pile to show off his features even more. Although we think that most synthetic fur fabrics wouldn’t do the pattern justice, it would probably work.
Full Supplies List:
- Fabric – 1/8m mohair in main colour and 25cm x 12cm mohair fabric in contrasting colour for the tummy and ears.
- Eyes – 9mm or 10mm black glass eyes
- Joints – 25mm and 30mm discs with split pins or screws
- Nose Thread – black embroidery thread no 8
- Suede – a small piece for the footpads and paw pads
Sewing Tools and General Supplies:
In addition to the Zac 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 bears entirely by hand. You can save time by sewing the long seams using a sewing machine. However, you will still need to do some hand-finishing.
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.