My favorite cousin asked me to make a teddy bear from some sentimental clothing items for her soon to be grandchild. I had never made a teddy bear, but I am not able to tell this cousin "no" so I went for it.
I found a pattern I liked thanks to the site How Joyful. But I wanted to make a practice bear before touching that sentimental clothing. So I decided to make a practice bear for my grand niece Nessa.
I found a piece of red stretch velour that I had left over from a robe I made for my mom. To avoid having it look too Christmas themed, I embroidered some flowers on the fabric in purple and white.
So then I got brave and was ready to cut out the commissioned bear. By this time we knew that the baby was a girl, so we could concentrate on the girly fabrics. I cut out pieces to make a patchwork sort of bear.