January 21, 2011

Pile-Knit Bear?

The other day I was thinking about all the teddy bears I made in Jr. High and High School and how I haven't made any in a while. Then I used fake fur or just plain fabric for the pieces, which were sewed together. I have been looking for a machine knit teddy bear pattern, but have been unable to find one that I liked. Then, I had a thought, what if I made a basic pile-knit fabric and used it to make a cut-n-sew bear. That would give me control over the fabric color and density, as well as letting me make a "furry" fabric that is washable. By using Cluster Stuf for the stuffing, I would have a machine washable bear that wouldn't bunch up; which wolud make a great present for my messy children.

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