Teddy Bear Studio Create Your Own Handcrafted Heirlooms

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-19
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Beginners and experienced crafters alike will appreciate this expert guide to making one-of-a-kind teddy bears and their outfits. It presents basic patterns along with instructions on how to customize the bears by adding distinctive facial expressions and other individual traits. Step-by-step instructions and over 150 diagrams explain everything from choosing the right fabric to adding the final touches. Sixteen color and 11 black-and-white photographs perfectly illustrate the possibilities for creating personalized keepsakes and gifts.

Author Biography

The author of more than 60 Dover titles, Ted Menten specializes in illustrating children's books. He is particularly adept at capturing the charm of teddy bears — founder of the magazine Teddy Bear Review, he has written 19 books on the subject and conducts teddy bear–making classes around the world.

Table of Contents

A Teddy Tale
Failing on the Road to Success
How-to, Not-to, and How-you-might
The Magical Toolbox
Imagining and Imaging
Say Hello to Adam and Eve
Selecting the Basic Pattern
Creating a Family of Teddy Bears
Redesigning the Head Patterns
Two-color and Two-piece Profiles
Changing the Pattern Profile
Two-tone Two-part Body
Redesigning the Arm Pattern
Creating a Neck
Creating Girls and Boys
The Columbus Principle
Tricks with Joints
Lend an Ear
A Simple Four-piece Head Pattern
Understanding Fur
Working with Mohair
Nuts and Bolts
A Stitch in Time
Sewing in the Ears
Sewing Paw Pads and Foot Pads
The Magic Flap
The Ladder Stitch
Stuff It!
Let's Face It
Perfect Noses Every Time
Creating a Mouth
The Eyes Have It
Small, Medium, and Large
Final Touches
When a Bow is not Enough
The Well-dressed Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear Photographs

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