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Kristofer by Trisha Balfour, Balfour Bears
This smart little bruin would look terrific in anyone's hug! Kristofer, created by Trisha Balfour measures 14cm (5.5”) high and is sewn from sparse short pile mohair for a shaggy yet neat appearance. The mohair on his face has been carefully plucked to accentuate his features and you can choose to give him either an embroidered nose or one that has been moulded from Fimo, as shown here. A simple accessory, such as a collar and tie finishes him beautifully.
Who could resist this loveable cutie? Dylone is a handsome fellow sewn from soft medium length mohair; the tipped variety that Ali has used looks stunning but you could experiment with all kinds of colours and styles if you wish. Measuring 25.5cm (10”) sitting, he has been designed with bent legs and arms, allowing him to sit very naturally and his expression is so appealing. Grab your sewing kit and get stitching today!
This gorgeous teddy would look great in any collection. Flame measures 25.5cm (10”) high and was made using a long tipped mohair in shades of golden brown and reddish brown; this offers the opportunity to create a contrast around the muzzle/ears/tummy etc, simply by trimming off the darker tip with your scissors. Alternatively, you could try a different colour and style of mohair to make a completely different character, so get experimenting.
Solomon is a lovely cuddly bear with rather a worried expression He measures 30cm (12”) tall and is sewn from a very scruffy, 35mm wavy Schulte mohair. A mid-brown cashmere, which is a fantastically soft material, was also used for the pads and paws. This sweet little bruin is just begging for a cuddle, so why not add him to your hug today?
Rosa-belle Elephant by Wendy Chamberlain, Essential Bears
This adorable little elephant was created by acclaimed miniaturist Wendy Chamberlain and would make a charming companion to a tiny teddy. Measuring 10.8cm (4.25”) high, she is sewn from grey upholstery velvet, with bent limbs to help her sit. Those who are feeling really creative also have the option of giving her a pretty collar, embroidered with dainty flowers, for that extra special touch. If you'd like to try your hand at something different, Rosa-Belle is the pattern for you.
Standing 33cm (13) tall, this lovely fellow is sewn from a rich terracotta curly mohair, with huge feet and paws that have been enhanced with needle-sculpting. A multi-coloured variegated thread has been used to embroider the nose for a striking stripy effect and a deep burgundy bow finishes him off perfectly. This contemporary, individual character will stand out in any hug, so why not try your hand at making him, either for yourself or as a gift for a friend?
Olde Lavender Bear by Anita Weller of Puzzle Bears
This pretty teddy, measuring 33cm (13”) high has the appearance of a panda, thanks to the two different mohair fabrics used for her limbs and body, and the shading around her eyes. However Anita Weller has added a neat twist by using shades of cream and lilac and the sparse finish suits the traditional style of this bear beautifully. A neck ruff and a heart-shaped button sewn on the tummy give the appearance of a sweet little clown who would brighten up anyone's day.
Guinness by HM Bears Designed by Iris and Ches of
HM Bears, Guinness is a delightful hugster sewn in the colours
of the famous drink. His tummy and ears are made from a cream
coloured fur while the rest of his body is sewn from rich
brown mohair. He stands 12 tall and is filled with a
mixture of polyester and pellets. If youd like to give
him a new look, why not sew him from the colours of your own
This handsome fellow looks simply adorable with his large feet and adorably rounded pot belly! Best of all, Dylan is quite simple to sew, yet the results are quite stunning. Measuring 28cm (11”) high, Dylan looks very smart in long dark gold mohair with a bronze coloured ribbon, although you could experiment with different shades and styles of fur for a completely different effect.