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ab.grace
04-22-2007, 04:57 PM
Where can I find a pattern for making bear out of felt and clothes to match?? I have searched and searched the internet. Now, perhaps one of you can help me. Maybe you have a template already.

AB

Shannon F.
04-22-2007, 08:29 PM
Ditto. I read a post not too long ago where someone had done this and I really wanted to do it; but I was afraid my bear and clothes would turn out wonky.:roflol:

Shannon
04-22-2007, 10:25 PM
Try this link and scroll down to the weather bear patterns.
These are paper doll patterns, so I'm not sure if it's exactly what
your looking for. Maybe you could enlarge them if you wanted.
Have fun!
http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/paper_dolls.html

ab.grace
04-22-2007, 11:00 PM
yeah, I have that one bookmarked, actually we have already used that bear for paper dolls, and oh so cute I might add. But... I suppose that they will not notice the same clothes if they are made of felt. Thanks for your help.

AB

Ronette in CA
04-22-2007, 11:21 PM
This isn't for Jesse Bear but here is a site (http://www.aprilsdaycare.com/id4.html) that has premade felt sets for lots of great books including Caps for Sale and Goodnight Moon.:)

Holly S
04-23-2007, 12:46 AM
http://www.first-school.ws/t/craft/bear_xmas1bw.htm

This link is in the archives. I used it to make a felt set for DD. I made the bear from two shades of brown felt, then glued on plastic movable eyes. For the clothes, I printed another copy of the pattern then cut away what I didn't need to get a new pattern. For example, I cut off the head and hands to get a pj pattern. Then I cut off the feet and along the waist to get a shirt and pants pattern. I also added his blue blanket and a plate of food (I cut out a circle and drew food on it with a pen). This came out really cute and was very easy to do.

Ely in Chicago
04-23-2007, 07:36 AM
It's not felt but my kids loved and it's more durable considering we have a toddler in the house.


http://www.cptoys.com/school/default.htm

Just type "Teddy Lace" on the keyword.

Ronette, loved that link. Thank's for sharing.

ab.grace
04-23-2007, 08:19 AM
Thank yo so much, now I know how to make the clothes. Appreciate ya'll/

AB

Shannon
04-24-2007, 12:12 PM
These are great links. And thanks Ronette for posting the one with the already made felt sets. I just ordered Caps for Sale! :clap:

Karen (OR)
04-24-2007, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the links everyone! Ronnette, I love those felt sets. I hadn't seen these before. I can't wait to get some.

Blessings,
Karen

Stacy in OR
04-24-2007, 01:56 PM
Thanks, Ladies, for taking the time to post these resources!!:hi:

Robin H in VA
04-26-2007, 07:06 PM
I haven't done a felt set for this book yet, and really need to, but this is what I do when I make my felts.

I just find the pictures that I am looking for (sometimes I use the actual book) and make a copy that is the size I want and print it on white card stock. I cut it out and use as a template for my felt and trace around the temp and then just go back an draw in the details.

I am getting better at the details (I can't draw) but one day I hope to not have to use a template either :lol:.

How do you all make your felts?

Melissa3
04-28-2007, 11:34 AM
I make felt sets for the kids all the time including those for moppets when needed, either I free hand draw them, find something similar online to print, or use the book.

I do have one recommendation that I don't think was talked about and that's making a story board first from a big piece of felt attaching it to a basic cookie sheet so that it travels well for car trips too.

The back side is magnetic so you can also have magnetic letters to practice spelling words too.

yuki in WA
04-29-2007, 12:19 PM
I make my own felt sets by making handrawn images or finding images in books & clipart. I use these as the patterns to cut out the felt. I like the layered look so whenever possible I will add additional accent pieces of felt on top of the main piece (does this make sense?). I also like to add wiggle eyes and use fabric paint to add details and make it more interesting for the kids. If anyone needs a visual of what I have explained you can check out my sets at my business website. www.mycdesigns.com (http://www.mycdesigns.com)

Yuki
(FIAR HS mom to 2 dd's)

Robin H in VA
04-29-2007, 08:19 PM
Does anyone know what kind of markers can be used on felt pieces?

I would like to color my pieces if I make them from white felt, but I don't know what kind of markers to use. It's hard to try to draw/trace onto dark colors.

I like the idea that Yuki has, the layered look. I have seen these and have tried them myself, but my ds doesn't like them as much. Not sure why.

Thanks

yuki in WA
04-29-2007, 10:16 PM
Fabric markers work well. They come in all different colors and the tips can vary in thickness. My favorite brands are DecoFabric by Marvy Uchida and Fabrico by Tsukinek. These are both available at my local craft store.

I find that they are easier to draw on the felt pieces if you use a dotted technique (single dots close together to make up a line) instead of the traditional drawing where you drag the tip across the felt. Dragging the pen just doesn't work to well because of the nap on the felt.

Yuki

yuki in WA
05-01-2007, 04:18 PM
I found a site today that has paper doll templates for a weather bear. These could probably be used to make the templates for a Jesse Bear felt set.
Here is the link http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/paper_dolls.html#

scroll down to the middle of the page.

Yuki

ab.grace
05-01-2007, 04:42 PM
Yuki, thanks for the link to your felt sets, that was nice of you to share your secrets. Maybe you could make a Jessie Bear set and sell it to us. :D You do such nice work. I love your itsy bitsy spider set!!

AB

ab.grace
05-01-2007, 04:50 PM
I also saw a nice felt board to make on Martha Stewart.com, yeah its me on that bandwagon again, I just love her stuff.
http://www.marthastewart.com:80/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=f57e76ecfd22f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCR D

Anyway it looks easy, yet I tried the pocketbook and well it looked easier than it was.

Hope this helps someone.

AB

Robin in Colorado
05-08-2007, 12:15 PM
have you seen Woodkins? http://www.turnertoys.com/W1/W1_Frameset.htm

When we rowed Jesse Bear, I made a teddy bear "woodkin" type of toy with some of that foam core presentation board available at office supply stores.

I got teddy bear clip art that I liked, printed and enlarged it, and then attached it to the foam core.

I can post photos on my blog and further directions if anyone is interested...

Then, we just used fabric scraps to "dress" Jesse...

Also, they have great "lace & dress" bear kits by Melissa and Doug these days...http://www.educationallearninggames.com/wooden-board-games-8.asp There are several kinds here...we like the one in the box at the bottom of the page.

Theresa in Minnesota
05-25-2007, 10:23 PM
I just made a felt Jesse the Bear this afternoon and it's so cute!!! I'm so excited to have found B4 FIAR and am excited to start with my little guy.

You can see pictures of our felt bear on my blog - the link is in my signature.