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Cuddly Panda PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Holton   
Monday, 01 December 2008 00:00

Cuddly PandaThis 5-inch cuddly panda was created using a straight, medium-density alpaca approximately ¼ inch in length.


Alpaca, a premiere teddy bear fabric, is wonderful to sew on and makes a teddy that allows you to sculpt an innocent and charming face. Many patterns designate beginner, intermediate or expert bear-making skills. I’d like to think that if you enjoy hand sewing and can do a running backstitch, you can create a treasured friend.

Malva’s Midnight Ride PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Thoms   
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 00:00

“Malva’s Midnight Ride”This 8-inch kitten is a little witch in training who is longing to make her first midnight trip around the world.


“Malva’s Midnight Ride” is a project that can be completed by even a beginner sewer with some basic knowledge of sewing skills.

Flakey PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Laura Matthews   
Friday, 01 February 2008 00:00

FlakeyCreate an adorable 8½-inch snow bear.

Bear Essentials: Ringing the Changes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine Pike   
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 00:00

By cleverly combining different kinds of fur, and by the use of different facial treatments, Ellen Borggreve has created two completely different animals from the same pattern. “Andiamo” is a racoon, while “Pinju” is a Red Panda.Altering patterns can result in dramatically different looks.


If, like me, you have a low boredom threshold, you will likely run out of inspiration quite quickly if you just keep repeating the same pattern. Once you have gained a little experience drafting your own patterns, you will probably begin to ask yourself “I wonder what would happen if...” questions.

Bear Essentials: The Perfect Work Environment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine Pike   
Friday, 01 June 2007 00:00

Borggreve keeps her studio immaculately tidy, which puts her in the right frame of mind for creating her bears and animals.The perfect work environment enables you to work at your best and produce great bear-making results.


Everyone has his or her own idea of what makes the perfect work environment. For you it might include listening to your favorite music or radio station, or it may even be a place where you can go to have absolute peace and quiet away from the hurly burly of everyday living.

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