Making A Bear Part 4

Making A Bear Part 4

I’ve turned all but the legs the right way round here, as modelled by Mr Potatohead: Here follows a step by step turning of one of the legs. I used haemostats to clamp onto the toe area, then I slowly roll the fur from the foot upwards over the length of the...
Making A Bear Part 3

Making A Bear Part 3

Today I’ve basted the pieces before machine sewing them, as modelled by Mr Potatohead below. I’ve used red thread so that once I’ve done the machine sewing I can unpick this and see the stitches easily. Next it’s onto the sewing machine....
Making A Bear Part 2

Making A Bear Part 2

I’d hoped to get a bit further today, but I went climbing this evening, and now my hands have decided they’ve done enough work for the day, sorry! I did get everything pinned and the bobbins for the sewing machine loaded with the new colours. I’m...
Making A Bear Part 1

Making A Bear Part 1

At the special request of a friend of mine across the Atlantic, I said I’d give a blow by blow account of making a bear, so here’s part 1, transferring the pattern to the fur (I’m afraid I did the drawing and transfer to template plastic before she...
Workspace Photos

Workspace Photos

After a challenge by Joanne at Desert Mountain Bears, and Cheryl and Bingle Bears, I figured I’d better do a bit of tidying and take some photos of my workspace, aka my living room! First up is the sewing machine, which is relatively new, and which I love, which...
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