Have an old pair of khakis hanging around? Have a two year old who is obsessed with the Three Little Bears? As in you have to read that story a dozen times a day and listen to his rendition in between?
Well, perhaps your scenario doesn't match mine exactly, but perhaps you still want your very own Three Little Bears.
Check out the free pattern here. Keep reading for the tutorial
And you tell me if you think they were a hit.
The nice thing about these three little bears is they don't always have to be the subject of the story. You can host your very own storyhour with them.
Anyway....Your pattern is HERE. Print both pages.
You'll need:An old pair of pants.
A scrap of felt.
A scrap of your fabric of choice for the ears.
The outer edge is the pattern for Papa Bear. The middle edge of the pattern is for mama bear. The inner edge is for baby bear.
1/4 seam allowances included in the pattern.
Cut all pattern pieces.
This is what you need for each size:
8 piece total for appendages (arms/legs).
1) Applique a nose and a mouth on the felt circle. Attach it to the face. Applique eyes. I did this all on the machine, but you can hand embroider.
7) Work on the bear arms/legs. Put two pieces right sides together. Stitch curve, leaving bottom open. Clip notches around curved edge. Turn right side out. Press. Add stuffing. Make four.