This is a digital file
NOTE BEFORE STARTING 5x7 memory bear***
ARMS AND LEGS ARE ONE HOOPING AND A SEPARATE FILE FROM THE BODY.
SOME HAND SEWING MUST BE DONE TO ASSEMBLE BEAR.
I HAVE LEFT A SPACE for You to ADD the name of your loved one. THIS NAME MUST BE SEWN OUT BEFORE YOU STITCH THE FINAL STEP of your bear. Otherwise your backing fabric will be in place BEFORE the name of your loved one. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS. Almost all newer embroidery machines have the capability to skip a step and then go back to the previous one.
***** IF THIS IS A PROBLEM FOR YOU, let me know and I will insert the name of your loved one for an extra fee. THANK YOU!*****
The first step of each file, (both bear body and bear arms and legs) are saved as an applique but do NOT have to be stitched out that way.
I created this option so that your garments can be used to the fullest. You may either hoop a nice cut away stabilizer and use your garment as an applique for both bear body and arms/legs, OR, you may do what I did, which was stabilize a large enough piece of garment to fill the hoop. In this case, you can skip each running stitch step and go directly to the blanket stitch for each piece. This was quicker for me, and felt more secure. Be sure to follow your color chart to see which pieces are running stitches. Bear face and Bear belly are both applique as well.
I am aware that I do a lot of detail work, such as triple stitch outlines to make things pop. You are welcome to skip any step you like to create the effect you want. : )