April Hare Pattern and Instructions Download - 50cm/20" when made
These easy to follow, step by step, comprehensive instructions with detailed pattern take you through the process of making a beautiful, Button Jointed Hare using many of the same techniques that Bear Artists have practised for over a Century.
The instructions are extremely professional, clear and thorough with lots of useful images. Check out our step by step tutorial videos that will guide you through many of the techniques and stitches used.
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So, whether you are an experienced bear maker or a complete beginner, these instructions, tutorials and pattern are just what you need.
Finished size - 50cm/20"
To make April you will need:
. 95cm/37.4” x 45cm/18” (fabric 1)
. 22cm/9” x 35cm/14” (fabric 2)for inner ears and foot pads
. 10cm/4” x 10cm/4” fluffy fabric for the tail
. 300g/10oz polyfibre, cotton waste or kapok
. 2 x 4cm/1.5” buttons for jointing the neck
. 4 x 2.2cm/1” buttons for jointing the arms and legs
. 260cm/102” length of thread for button jointing Cotton perle works well
. Matching sewing thread, sewing needle & pins
. Good quality acrylic paint for painting the face and foot pads
. Fabric scissors, paper scissors, tailor’s chalk or ballpoint pen
. Soft toy stuffer (a wooden spoon handle works well).
This is a collectors item. Small parts such as buttons can be a choking hazard for very small children. You can thread joint without using buttons.