Little Bear

This simple bear plush is great for beginning sewers and service projects! My first year sewing students made these bears for a children’s hospital. They were a big hit for both those making the bears and those receiving them. They are quick to make and even my new sewers were successful! They are also a lot of fun 🙂


This bear can be made with or without accessories, and it is adorable either way! The dress may be a bit of a challenge for beginning sewers as it involves gathering.


The body of the bear can be made with cotton, flannel, or fleece. Felt is great for the details. I used fleece for the I love You sweatshirt and flannel for the little dress. I also used 8mm safety eyes, buttons are also a great option. Embroidery floss was used for the eyebrows.


It is really fun to personalize your bear. Decorate as you prefer! Be creative and make it all your own. Since much of the decoration is simply felt shapes, this is really easy to do.


I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did.

Little Bear Pattern by learncreatesew


This video introduces the use of some pressing tools, like the seam roll.


That Purple Thang tool also comes in really handy when sewing the tight curves.


When using cotton or flannel fabrics don’t forget to clip the curves and corners in the seam allowance to get the best possible shape.


In the end, this is a cute, fun little project that is great to make over and over.


7 thoughts on “Little Bear

    • SewEvermore says:

      Yes! You can definitely use fleece. Since the fleece is stretchy it usually ends up a little wider when stuffed, and depending on the fleece can occasionally pill, but it for sure works 🙂

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Thank you for your question. If you go to the Little Bear page and click on the link above the video that says “Little Bear Pattern by learncreatesew” the dress pattern is page 3 of the pdf. Hope this helps!

  1. Sylvia Edith Black says:

    My I use this pattern to make and sell little bears on a small scale I will give you credit in my listing

    • SewEvermore says:

      Yes! You are very welcome to sell items you make with this pattern, as long as they are made at home and not mass-produced. I hope you enjoy using the pattern. Happy Sewing!

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