Favourtie Patterns - McCalls 6188

January 21, 2015

I missed my Handmade Tuesday post yesterday.  I didn't even think about it.  That's what a tummy bug will do to you though.  It sure knocked me around. 

Plus I like to think I made up for the lack of handmade I had on the weekend -
  • Handmade weekend bag
  • Tote Bag
  • The dress I wore at the shower
  • The dress I wore at the post baby shower gathering (My brother in law's family is well known for their gatherings, both in size and length!)
  • The quilt I gave at the shower (Which they loved!)
  • And the teddy I'm blogging about below
Anyway, onto one of my favourite 'go to' patterns.  It all started when my youngest nephew was born and I fell in love with a fat quarter of fur at Spotlight and thanks to the recommendation of one of the ladies I was working with I found McCalls 6188.

McCalls 6188
The pattern is brilliantly simple, only two pattern pieces (cut two of each) and you can make any a bear, rabbit or lamb!
McCalls 6188
I've made two bears (and somehow lost the pattern pieces just for him so it's being replaced at the next good pattern sale I can get it at.) and I now have plans to make the lamb just cause I think he's cute.
Anyway I had a cut out teddy pattern I had never actually stitched up and with a baby shower coming up I thought what better time.  Especially as all I needed to complete it was some eyes and a nose!  I also added a ribbon around the neck to make her (Her?) look extra cute!
McCalls 6188
McCalls 6188
If you've thought about making a bear and been intimidated by the oodles of pattern pieces give this one a try, you won't regret it!  I do recommend a walking foot just to help the layers through.
What have you been sewing lately?