It’s Polar Bear Week and also time to start thinking about holiday crafting! If you’re looking for the perfect DIY gift for kids, that special someone, or even yourself, look no further! Mr. Foofs the Polar Bear free sewing pattern comes in two sizes and can be sewn by hand or on the machine. Mr. Foofs can be made wearing a scarf or holding a heart, and I’ve included instructions for sewing or crocheting the scarf. Both polar bear sizes are made using the same steps with a few minor exceptions, which are explained below in the tutorial.
To make a full-size polar bear you’ll need:
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If you sew your polar bear with natural fleece, I recommend using a 90/14 ball point needle; and if you sew with organic cotton thread, I recommend making your final stitch a stretch stitch (a stretch stitch is fairly permanent, so baste first when needed).
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Print pattern at 100%. (See a tutorial on printing and assembling patterns here.)
Finish your bear with a cute scarf or heart. See directions for both below.
If you’d prefer to crochet a scarf, I’ve provided crochet instructions for both a tiny and full-size scarf at the bottom of this section.
Sewn Cowl Scarf
*Measure the circumference around bear right under its nose. You’ll want your scarf to fit snugly under this area. Add half an inch (if using ¼-in seam allowance) to the amount you measured. We’ll call this final dimension ‘X.’ (My full-size bear measured 15.5-in around, so I added 1/2-in to get 16-in. So, for my bear, X=16-in.My tiny polar bear measured 7.5-in around, so I added 1/2-in to get 8-in. So, for my tiny bear, X=8-in.)
Crocheted Cowl Scarf (Full Size)
Crocheted Cowl Scarf (Tiny Size)
If you’d like to try sewing a polar bear with organic fabric, I have fabric kits available with just the right amount of hand-dyed organic fabric to complete the project. I also have Pick 2 Kits for sewing both a full-size and a tiny polar bear.
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