I also designed for Crafts Unleashed a very simple tutorial for making a teen fur messenger bag. Every since I started working with the craft fur I have been hooked! My daughter requested that I make her a soft fur teddy bear and I was happy to oblige.
I used a very simple small teddy bear pattern.
I traced the pattern pieces on the back of the fur with chalk. I was very carefully how I placed the pattern pieces. Remember you have to find the nap of the craft fur and cut accordingly. Your bear will look very funny if one side of his face has hair facing downwards while the other side of his face has hair facing upwards.
When cutting the patterned pieces out you need very sharp pointed scissors. Try to cut just the backing of the craft fur not the actual fur. Point your scissors in an upward direction and slowing cut along the back.
Cut all the pattern pieces out.
Sewing the craft fur together is a little difficult. Line the edges up and as you sew slowly push the fur inside to keep it from getting caught up in the stitching. I used a little crochet hook to push the fur in as I sewed. ~ Seemed the safest way!
Once the pattern pieces are sewed together, turn right side out. The backing of the fur is very stiff and I used my flat end of my crochet hook to help turn the pieces right side out. I used stuffing to form the bears body and head.
Lastly, I hand-stitched the bear's head to its body. I then combed the fur with a little soft baby brush.
My first fur bear is complete. My daughter loves him so I guess that is all that matters. I am not quite sure what I think of him. However, I am confident as I continue to use craft fur and design more complex projects the results will get better and better.