How to Make a Teddy Bear

Online Video Teddy Bear Making Class: 

Marco - a 12″ Traditional Teddy Bear - Step by Step



You will receive your Username & Password within 24 hours of purchase (often much sooner).

In this 6 week streaming video class I will show you step by step how to: cut out,  sew,  perfectly fit the footpads and head gusset, how to insert disc and pin joints and bolt and lock nut joints stuff and close the limbs, stuff the head, stitch the nose, insert the eyes, attach the ears and add your finishing touches.

Watch ANY time, as MANY times as you like during that 6 weeks!

12" Teddy Bear Pattern Included!  You can download the pattern as soon as your start your class.  Directions on downloading and printing out patterns will be included.

Access to Laura Lynn:   Ask me any questions you have about making Marco inside of the classroom.

You will need to purchase the following supplies.  

You can find a list of Teddy Bear Making Suppliers here.

  • Fat ¼ yd of 1” sparse, straight mohair
  • 4” x 8” piece of wool felt or ultrasuede
  • 10mm black glass eyes (1 pair)
  • 2 – 1 ¼” Joint discs
  • 4 – 1 ½” Joint discs
  • 4 – 1 ¾” Joint discs
  • Jointing hardware of choice
  • (5 T-cotterpins, or 1 T-cotterpin & 4 bolts 1/8” x ¾”)
  • 10 metal washers to use with cotterpins or bolts
  • Artificial sinew (or strong waxed floss: For eyes & closing head)
  • Pearle cotton (for nose & mouth)
  • Upholstery thread to match fabric backing (for hand sewing & attaching ears)
  • Fiberfill
  • Stainless steel pellets (optional)


What Tools Do I Need to Make a Teddy Bear?

You will need just a few basic items to start making teddy bears.  If you decide you really enjoy it, you can upgrade if you like.


  • Needlenose pliers
  • Awl (or sharp chopstick) for making small holes for joints and eyes
  • Stuffing tool (un sharpened pencil or end of wooden spoon works fine)
  • Scissors (I prefer Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Scissors)
  • Pins (or alligator clamps – I like these better than pins because the fabric does not shift as much for me)
    • #16 Millners needle for closing seams & handsewing
    • 5″ long doll needle for eyes and hiding threads
    • 3″ long soft sculpture doll needle for nose
  • OPTIONAL:  Sewing machine ( you can sew by hand if you don’t have one)