… into the creation of a wee teddy bear named Kenneth McAlpine.
Once Upon a Time my friend, Tracy, fell in love with a bear named Serge. She asked “pretty please, can you make me one like him?” And I agreed.
Although this post is not a tutorial, I thought it would be interesting to show you some of the steps it takes to create a mini bear.
So there will be lots of pictures and very little talk.
First of all we must gather the materials and draw the pattern onto the fabric.
Then comes the cutting out, fray checking and clipping the mohair very close to the edge so it doesn’t get caught up in the stitching.
Now it is time to stitch each piece by hand, disk joint and stuff….
…attach the eyes, nose and make those little pants, shirt, hat and wire rimmed glasses.
And “viola” we have just met Kenneth McAlpine!
Oh, by the way, my name is Vicki and I live over at Custom Teddys. I would like to thank you, Tracy, for inviting me to be a guest writer on your Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies Blog.