Costuming For Teddy Bears, Soft Dolls, and Art Dolls


Come and join us as the instructor shows you how to measure your bear and then use those measurements to create or adjust a pattern to create shorts and a waistcoat. The instructor will cover machine sewing a pair of shorts with an elastic waistband and how to add detail to customize them, such as lace to make bloomers. Create a waistcoat with darts to help fit the bears form and add snaps and buttons.


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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Patterns provided and what the markings mean
  • Measuring the bear
  • Create and Adjusting the pattern-where to adjust
  • Fabrics
  • Trims

Class 02:

  • Sewing machine: how to thread
  • Feet what they are used for and demo some
  • Types of seams such as an open seam and French seam
  • Pinking shears and edge finishing (hems)

Class 03:

  • Start the trousers

Class 04:

  • Finishing the trousers

Class 05:

  • How to make Bloomers

Class 06:

  • Waistcoat – lined and non lined

Class 07:

  • Adding buttons, covered buttons, buttons holes, poppers, hooks and eyes
  • Create a sleeve pattern and collar pattern

Class 08:

  • Add sleeve and collar to waistcoat to create jacket

Class 09:

  • Finishing
  • Zips

Bonus Classes:

  • Create a top hat from fabric and card
  • Newsboy cap
  • Use a hat mold to create a felt hat

Bonus Items:

  • Patterns
  • Handouts
  • Supplies List

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Costuming Your Bear

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Teddy Bear artists, Teddy bear lovers, soft-sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to make custom costumes for your teddy bears.


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