Creativebug: Crafting at Home with Hand Sewing a Teddy Bear! (On Demand)

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Program Type:

Arts & Crafts, Virtual

Program Description


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Access information for Creativebug:

  • The link below is directly associated with the Sarasota County Public Libraries' subscription with Creativebug, which is included with your library card.
  • Please create an account for free Creativebug access or log in using the account you created with your library card.

Hand Sew a Teddy Bear with Kata Golda

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Video duration: 39 minutes
  • Link to course
  • Course description: Alison Kaplan of Kata Golda shares her signature pattern for making a classic teddy bear. This cuddly bear is stitched up entirely by hand using wool felt and a few easy stitches. Alison shows you how to make each stitch, and gives helpful tips for freehand stitching faces and letters.
    • Templates are provided to make a bear and a bunny, both of which are sewn exactly the same way.
    • Also, you can sew up a little wardrobe for your buddy using the overalls and dress templates.
      • Work with wool felt
      • Work a Satin stitch, blanket stitch, whipstitch and running stitch
      • Add stuffing
  • This Creativebug course recommends the following materials:
    • 100% Wool Felt - 12” x 11” piece in brown; 12” x 6” piece in off-white; 2” x 3” piece in red; scrap of dark brown
    • Stuffing (Polyfil or natural)
    • Tracing paper
    • Pencil
    • Paper scissors
    • Fabric scissors
    • Snips
    • Hand sewing needle (size 5 sharps)
    • Pins
    • Embroidery floss in brown; light brown; red; and off-white
    • Class PDF (on class site)