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Ben the BEGINNER Bear Sewing Pattern PDF

Finished Size: 30cm (12inches) from table to top of headl!

If you’re looking for an EASY memory bear pattern, Ben the Beginner Bear is perfect for you! This chubby baby bear was designed for new sewers. He is easy to sew, with no complicated arm or leg joints. Ben sits up on his own and has a very wide, totally FLAT, single-piece tummy - perfect for displaying images from t-shirts & baby clothes. He has a 5 inch(12½ cm) square grid on the tummy piece so you can quickly center the fabric design! His feet also have a 4 inch(10cm) square grid - so LOTS of room for adding names & dates. So break into keepsake making with Ben! Sewing level: BEGINNER.

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Instant DOWNLOAD Toy Sewing Pattern includes:

  • Ready to print, FULL-SIZE pattern (print at 100% - no need to resize!)
  • A colour picture of the completed Funky Friend toy
  • A full list of material requirements
  • Layout diagram
  • Link to an online photo tutorial with step-by-step photos.
  • Easy to follow instructions


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Ben can be sewn in most fabrics. I sewed him in quilting cottons but he will also look
great in knit/stretchy fabrics like fleece and Cuddle.



  • FACE Fabric - 33cm x 55cm wide (13inches x 22inches wide) *
  • TUMMY Fabric - 33cm x 55cm wide (13inches x 22inches wide) *
  • SNOUT Fabric - 25cm x 55cm wide (10inches x 22inches wide) *
  • Embroidery thread for nose and mouth.
  • Felt for nose - 5cm x 5cm wide (2inches x 2inches wide).
  • 18mm Black craft eyes.

* You need about 8 - 10 pieces of baby clothing to make a baby keepsake.


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Beautiful Baby Ben Review by Linda
Thoroughly enjoyable make, easy instructions and lovely to make.
What a lovely design and so cute and cuddly - wonderful. (Posted on 5/24/2022)
A brilliant bear to sew Review by Karen
Ben the Bear is a lovely bear to sew, I really love how you can customize the tummy with embroidery. The step by step photo instructions are just brilliant. (Posted on 5/18/2022)