Now back in stock after many years of being out of print Bear Necessities is Mandy Shaw’s first ever book. After many years of making bears – from the most simple to the more complex – Mandy felt it was time to put all her knowledge down in writing to help and encourage other people to create beautiful bears of their own. Just like a well-made bear, good instructions and patterns will never go out of date, what was true of bear making at the turn of the century is still true today and this treasure trove of beautiful bears has everything you need to make your very own special bear.
Full sized patterns for eight gorgeous bears including simple bears with no joints, Tweeny bears with some joints and, of course, fully jointed traditional teddy bears.
Complete instructions for each bear including everything from fabric cutting plans to embroidering the nose!
Over 10 full sized clothes patterns to keep each bear appropriately attired including skirts, shirts, trousers and dresses.
Essential accessories for your family of teds including patterns for three ridiculously cute quilts to keep you bears warm and toasty at night plus a wall hanging and a redwork stitchery too!
Lots of top tips on fabrics including using mohair and recycled fabrics and general bear making, all learnt over many years of creating terrific teddies.