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After countless requests on how to make the basic bear’s head, here are some step-by-step instructions, with photos, to help you. Try not to over stuff the body of the bear and keep it in proportion to the head to achieve a uniform effect. Stuff the top of the arms very lightly, so that they will sit nicely when they are attached to the body.

These instructions demonstrate how to assemble the teddy bear head. To make a basic bear in its entirety, follow the pattern on page 6 of 20 To Knit: Dressed-up Bears or download the pattern HERE.

Step 1: Lay the head triangle on a flat surface, as shown.

Step 2: Bring the top point to the centre of the base.

Step 3: Bring the points on each side to the centre point, and sew each side seam of the head using a flat seam, and leaving a tiny section unsewn at the top on either side of the head to form the ears.

Step 4: Turn the head over and sew a small way down from the nose towards the neck. Leave a small opening to enable you to stuff the head.

Step 5: This is how your head should look before you begin to add the stuffing.

Step 6: Stuff the head and shape it as you do. It needs to be quite firm, but not overstuffed.

Step 7: Sew across the base of each ear to accentuate them and close the tiny gaps.

Step 8: Thread a needle with black yarn and embroider the eyes. Pull the yarn inwards slightly to indent the eyes, working from side to side. Don’t break the yarn, but bring it out where you want to position the nose.

Step 9: Embroider the nose by oversewing with black yarn a few times, then take the yarn from the centre, under the nose, and make a vertical stitch to form the mouth. Fasten off securely.

Download and print this project in full HERE.

20 to Knit: Dressed-Up Bears is available from Search Press, RRP £4.99.

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