Upcycled Teddy Bear

My little guy had this cute little hoodie that he outgrew.  I couldn't give it away because the zipper broke.  I didn't see the point in fixing a zipper on a hoodie that wouldn't fit him anyway. 

So, I used my scissors...and that hoodie turned into Teddy bear ears, face, paws and feet.  I used this pattern...which is great as long as you're an experienced sewer.  

I thought about saving him for Christmas.  But then my little guy saw him when he was a work in progress...and fell in love.  He actually waited patiently by my side as I sewed the face and head on. 

He calls him "Big Teddy", frequently says "Thank you, mama" and gives him lots of love.
Of course, he's added to the sleeping stuffed animal menagerie for nap and bed time.

Now that "Big Teddy" is finished, I wish I would have made a smaller version, one that would be a bit more convenient to tote to the places he apparently needs to go.

All in all, I'm thrilled how much my little guy appreciates mama made.
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  1. Aww, that bear is adorable!! And little man clearly LOVES him! I'm going to have to check out that pattern. Thanks :)

    1. Yes...he totally loves him. Which makes it so challenging because the teddy is so LARGE! I hate saying "No, you can't bring him", but seriously, there's no room in the grocery shopping cart for him and this teddy bear! I'm thinking of making a smaller version...but I don't think that will make him love this teddy any less. It's a great problem to have...a kid who loves mama made so much. Can't wait to see your teddy version!

  2. So adorable! I am so happy my pattern helped to make a friend for your son =]

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