Jackson is supplied for your own use . A maximum of 25 pieces may be made from the pattern without reference to the designer.The Design "Jackson" remains the property of Gemini Bears New Zealand
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Jackson stands 25cm (10") tall and has a soft baby bear look. He is simple to make - real beginners bear and has no centre head section and no head joint.
Designed by Chris Cotton of Gemini Bears.
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Acrylic Fur 45cm x 25cm
Velour for Pads 10cm x 10cm
Eyes Blue 7mm glass
Joints 2 x 30 mm for legs 2 x 25mm for arms
Instructions: Cut out the paper pattern pieces and draw around them
on the fur making sure all the notches, joint placements and "leave opens"
are marked. Also make sure that the fur is running in the direction of the
Cut out carefully with sharp pointed scissors or a craft knife. Pin all pieces before sewing - this will help to eliminate "bear makers twist".
Cut out the footpads and inner ears out of velour or felt. Trim the fur away on the muzzle section.
Head, Body & Tail: Sew the two body and head pieces together from A down the back to the first notch.
Sew the two tailpieces together, turn them right side out and fit them into the place marked on the body sections.
Add in the muzzle piece at point A and sew each side down to point B.
Fold muzzle in half and sew down to B and then on to the first notch (on the tummy) and right around under the tummy, past the tail inset and up to the next notch.
Cut a small + on the dots and turn right side out. Leave to one side.
Ears: Take an inner velour or felt piece and an outer fur piece and sew together around the curved section.
Turn right side out and slipstitch across the bottom. Leave to one side.
Legs: (Both the same.) Take and inner and an outer leg section and sew together leaving open the places marked.
Fit footpad in at the notch on the footpad to the "toe" part of the leg and sew all the way around the pad. (I usually back stitch as well as my ordinary "blanket" stitch around to give a neater finish on all paws and pads).
Cut a small + on the dot and turn right side out.
Stuff firmly up to the joint hole, fit the joint in and then continue stuffing. Ladder stitch up the opening. Leave to one side.
Arms: (Both the same.) Take and inner and an outer arm section and sew together leaving open the places marked.
Cut a small + on the dot and turn right side out. Stuff firmly up to the joint hole, fit the joint in and then continue stuffing.
Ladder stitch up the opening. Leave to one side.
Assembling Jackson. Attach the legs and arms onto the head and body section. If using split pins then curl each pin back into a tight curl. If using plastic joints then place the washer on and then the locking washer.
When legs and arms are attached, stuff a quantity of Dacron into the muzzle section and then fill the head and body.
Ladderstitch up the back opening. Sew the ears on either side of the side head.
Place eyes in just where the muzzle section is sewn onto the head section.
Embroider a nose and Jackson is finished. I tied a piece of material around the neck to look like a tie and sewed a small button on to look like a tiepin.
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