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Hipster Teddy Bear


Hipster Teddy Bear is a PDF sewing pattern for a modern, huggable teddy bear softie. Designed for confident beginners, it would be a perfect ‘first softie’ project. Appliqueing the face and turning the thinner limbs right side out can take a bit of patience, but it’s worth it!

A finished softie measures approximately 20” (50.8cm) from ear to toe – it’s a nice big bear that doesn’t use up a ton of fabric. The limbs are soft and squishy, making it perfect to drag along or hug.

Want to read more? Here is a blog post about its release with a round-up of tester photos. I always pin blog posts & customer photos to my pattern board here, too.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, that you download and print yourself, not a finished object/item.



Required fabric:

  • 1/2 yard (45 cm) quilting cotton
  • 1 yard (91 cm) lightweight, woven fusible interfacing—Pellon 911FF and 906F both work well; 906F is easier to work with because it is thinner
  • 1/4 yard (23 cm) Wonder Under, Heat’n Bond Lite, or other paper-backed fusible transfer product
  • Palm sized scraps for the face; I used wool felt (it won’t fray around the edges, as cotton might)

Required supplies:

  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • 1 bag Poly-fill or other stuffing
  • Iron
  • Clips or pins
  • Pen
  • Chopstick and hemostats for stuffing (optional)
  • (Optional for glasses accent): Freezer paper, sharp embroidery scissors or a craft razor, & felt scraps

This is a PDF sewing pattern, that you download and print yourself, not a finished object/item.

This pattern is copyrighted for Swoodson Says, 2017. Please don’t be a jerk and distribute it as your own; feel free to use one or two images if you’d like to link to it or include it in a round-up.

I’d love to see your  bears if you make one! Email it to me – and feel free to sell, barter, etc. your finished products.


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