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All you need for this issue’s makes
Use a 0.25cm ( seam allowance throughout. Use blanket stitch and two strands of embroidery thread throughout unless stated otherwise.
Using the templates on the opposite page, cut two head pieces, two body pieces, four arms and four ears from the beige felt. Cut one shirt front and two shirt back pieces from the blue felt. From the yellow felt, cut one party hat piece. Cut one bow tie piece from the navy felt.
Place two head pieces right side (RS) together and sew with beige thread, leaving an opening at marked point between the base and darts. Match the dart seams and sew, turn RS out, then stuff firmly. Using four strands of black thread, stitch two French knots for eyes. Using two strands of black thread, sew backstitches over each other on the nose.
Pair the ears RS together, then sew with beige thread leaving open where indicated. Turn RS out then tuck in the raw edge as you sew the gap closed. Fold the ears in half and sew the bottom edge seams together. Sew the ears to the head at the ends of the horizontal dart.
Place the body pieces RS together and sew with beige thread, leaving a gap as marked. Turn RS out, easing out the legs. Stuff, then sew the gap closed. Make a little hollow in the head opening and push the top of the body inside the head. Sew together using ladder stitch.
Pair the arm pieces with RS together and sew with beige thread, leaving open where indicated. Turn RS out, stuff a small amount in the hands, place less stuffing in the top of the arms, then sew the gaps closed. Pin the arms to each side of the body, then with two strands of beige thread, stitch through one arm, through the body, and out the other side of the other arm. Repeat a few times to secure.
Place one shirt back on top of the shirt front, RS together. Sew the shoulder seam with matching thread, along the underarm seam and down the side seam. Repeat with the remaining shirt back. Turn the shirt RS out, put it on the bear, then sew the back of the shirt closed.
Bring the short bow tie ends together to make a loop. Add a few stitches to hold. Wrap two strands of navy thread around the middle and pull to tighten. Sew the bow tie to the centre front of the shirt, as shown.
Sew along the straight edge of the hat piece using yellow thread. Work running stitch around the small open end, then pull to tighten. Turn RS out and sew the pom pom to the top. Turn up a 1.5cm ( cuff at the bottom. Use black thread to attach the hat to the head so it looks like a piece of elastic.