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Preston POLAR BEAR pattern is baaaaaack!

Aug 22, 2021 | Blog, Toy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS

Yeehar! I’ve finally had the chance to update my Polar Bear Sewing Pattern. When I first designed Preston Polar Bear, I originally designed him in fleece. He is very cuddly and huggable in fleece fabric BUT the pattern didn’t work very well sewn in woven fabrics like quilting cottons. This is why I have been reworking my older patterns…


Preston Polar Bear Pattern sewn in fleece


… and NOW I’m excited to say ~>

Preston is ready to go out into the big wide world AGAIN! 


Preston Polar Bear sewing pattern


Size comparison!

Here is a pic of me holding Preston Polar Bear so you can get an idea of his actual size… he has “sewn in legs” that can swing down, so he can sit and stand.



What fabrics can you use for a sewing a Polar Bear Toy?

Preston can be sewn in most fabrics. He works well in both non-stretch fabrics (like cotton, corduroy and quilting fabrics) as well as stretchy/knit fabrics (like fleece, Cuddle, minky and similar fabrics). ~>

Preston Polar Bear will look good in all sorts of colours and textures…


Just look at
these lovely
feedback photos…


POLAR BEAR pattern feedback photos collage



Is there a Polar Bear Pattern tutorial?

YES! I have created a step-by-step photo tutorial to show you EXACTLY how to sew a playful Polar Bear – with lots of clever toy making tips and tricks!

As usual, you can access the tutorial using the link in the See-Me-Sew section of the pattern.

(*Please check you typed this link in correctly,
~> or you’ll get an error page! 😱

POLAR-BEAR- sewing pattern


In case you missed the link above – the Polar Bear toy pattern is available to download from the website NOW!

Till next time, Happy sewing!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Bye for now


  1. Shirley Lohman

    Looking forward to adding another bear to the “family”.

    • Pauline

      Hey Shirley! Thanks for your enthusiasm for my ‘family’ of bears! 🙂

  2. Theresa

    I love all your patterns and the bears are so cute. My favorite one is calico but I have a hard time with the button joints because I don’t have the strength in my hands to pull it as tight as it needs to be. I do love polar bears and I think this one will be fun to make.

    • Pauline

      Hi Teresa, thank you!!! Yes, the sewn in the seam limbs will definitely be better for you! 🙂

  3. Karen Long

    Thanks Pauline for re-releasing Preston!! What a happy surprise on a Monday morning, I’ve been waiting for him!

    • Pauline

      Yay!!!! 🙂

  4. Quincy Davenport

    You have: How to sew a Panda Bear, instead of Polar Bear on the photos below the link for the See-Me-Sew tutorial.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Quincy!!!! (You can tell what pattern I was working on before Preston! )

  5. Theresa peel

    Very nice


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