Fosdyke traditional jointed teddy bear sewing pattern DOWNLOAD by Barbara-Ann Bears as seen on The Great British Sewing Bee

Fosdyke traditional jointed teddy bear sewing pattern DOWNLOAD by Barbara-Ann Bears as seen on The Great British Sewing Bee



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The Fosdyke Teddy Bear pattern makes a sweet traditional Barbara-Ann Bear about 14 inches (35cm) tall.

We've used this pattern to make bears in a variety of mohairs ranging from 3mm vintage mohair to 25mm sparse. Fosdyke is an old style, traditional bear and he's fairly easy to make even for a beginner. The pieces fit together easily, there are no darts and no need to gather pieces in order to make them fit. He's a bear you can make in a comfortable chair while watching TV and suitable for sewing by hand or machine.

The pattern includes all the instructions you need to make your bear with some diagrams for the more difficult parts. The pattern is on 4 x A4 sheets and is full sized.

You'll need a 1/4 metre of mohair paw pad material, 9.5mm or 10mm shoe buttons and one 45mm (for the head) and 4 x 35mm joints. We use plastic pellets in the feet, hands, ankles, wrists and tummy to make him a little saggier and cuddly.

If you need any of the items necessary to make your bear, mohair, wool felt, eyes, sewing thread, strong button thread, bear making tools, polyester stuffing or glass beads, please contact us and we can supply what you need, you'll just need to pay for them separately.

This bear pattern was used on the BBC2 programme 'The Great British Sewing Bee' broadcast on 15th December 2013. We also used this design to make a bear for The Titanic Museum in's lying on a bed in the mock-up of a third class cabin.

Please note that the completed bear is not a toy and is unsuitable for children under the age of 14, it is a collector's bear.

The pattern and instructions in this kit are solely for private use, commercial use of this pattern is prohibited under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)
without the written permission of Barbara-Ann Bears, © 2006-2013 all rights reserved

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152 reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Naomi Watrous 28 Jul, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfection!!! Download came through great and I followed the nice clear instructions and it worked!! I made my very first bear!

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Rachel Rainbow 28 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Using the template and instructions (and a little past knowledge) I managed to make this little bear... Not a bad attempt for a novice I don't think!

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Carol Lucero 12 Mar, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I can't wait to try this pattern. it looks lovely and the directions are very clearly written.

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Alice Tribuzi 06 Apr, 2016