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Paddington (TM) Bear

Added Nov 11, 2010

by clareh

Vancouver, Canada






Paddington is a well-loved fictional teddy bear. This Simplicity pattern is from 1977. I used leftover cashmere from a coat project (sourced second hand for $6.99 for 4+ yards) to make the smaller sized bear. The coats and hats are made from felt. I didn’t use buttons on the coats or for the eyes, as pattern suggests, as these are gifts for a friend at her baby shower. One for Oliver (aged 2) and one for Angus (due next week!).

Update: the little ones at the baby shower gravitated towards the bears immediately! Oliver loved the blue bear and it fit perfectly under his arms. All of the children removed the hats at once – what is it with kids and hats? Oh, and Mom was thrilled.

Material Notes

cashmere – bear bodies
felt – coats, hats and feet




Garment Type

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    Nov 22, 2010, 05.31 PMby shangrow

    Oh my gosh, PADDINGTON! My grandma used to read me the stories all the time growing up. They look so cute, well done. Is there a marmalade sandwich to go with it?

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      Dec 2, 2010, 06.43 AMby clareh

      ;) sorry, no sandwich, but there is a pattern for a tag that says: Please look after this bear.

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    Nov 12, 2010, 04.18 PMby mahaila

    These are just sooooooo cute. BEST presents ever! Paddington Bear, what a winner!

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    Nov 12, 2010, 02.56 AMby smallone

    all the way from deepest Peru – these are great!!!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 11.32 PMby rhianna78

    Those are so cute! I love Paddington. You did a fantastic job! :)

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    Nov 11, 2010, 12.44 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    :o!!! oh my goodness this is so sweet! how i miss the good old days where i could sit at home and watch that fantastic show! i need to start popping out babies so my friends can make me these :p

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