This is a digital file
Meet Benedict Bear!
I love him!
He's got a bit of a rumpled professor look (like Professor Bhaer from Little Women) but with a party hat and a juice box. :-) He turned out exactly as I pictured in my head. I love it when that happens!
He also looks great without the hat and juice box. :-)
Why a juice box?
I was casting around for party accessory ideas and I asked Jo what she could remember from all the birthday parties she’s been to. Her immediate answer? Juice boxes!
What a funny answer! But I realized that we never buy juice boxes for everyday, and neither do any of her friends. They’re a special event kind of thing!
So Benedict gets a juice box. :-)
What You Get
* A digital pattern delivered by email. Print the pattern pages directly onto freezer paper or Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy. Easy peasy.
* Full-sized pattern pieces for Benedict, his coat, pants, party hat, and juice box. No need to enlarge anything!
* A 17-page pattern loaded with full-color step-by-step photos and very clear instructions. You’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing things right.
* Links to videos teaching you all the techniques you need to know to complete the project. You can totally make this!
What You Need
* 1 sheet of felt for Benedict (I used Tahitian Sunset plus a tiny scrap of Black for his nose.)
* 1 sheet of felt for his coat (I used Evergreen)
* smaller pieces of felt for the pants, juice box, and hat (I used Enchanted Forest, Yellow, and Strawberry Dream)
* embroidery thread to match the felt (I used DMC #3858, 310, 500, 444, 326, white, and 2 skeins of 320)
* 2 4.5mm safety eyes
* polyfill stuffing (I like Soft Touch Polyfil Supreme Fiberfill)
* 4 3/8″ clear buttons for joints
* 3 3/8″ black buttons for coat
* 1 1/2″ piece of 16 gauge white-coated wire
* 8 American pennies (or similar size coin or washer for weight)
* freezer paper (optional, but recommended)
* Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy (AKA The Magical Embroidery Stuff – optional, but recommended)
The finished Benedict is 8 inches tall
This is a very easy pattern, appropriate for beginners. It uses only the simplest stitches and the pattern includes links to videos showing you how to do all of them.
The Benedict the Bear softie pattern is really perfect for portable work – or handwork while you watch TV. You’ll be whipping up a horde of party animals in no time! Get the pattern now. (And I actually mean now. It’s an instant download.)