I think it's about time that I posted about one of my projects on here. However, it isn't one of the video game-related ones* that I'm working on (as you might perhaps expect from my username
) - instead, it is a teddy bear that I was commissioned to make for a raffle. He's the first teddy bear I've ever made, and also the first item I have ever made with a sewing machine.
*(I've been working on one particularly long-winded project for myself for quite a while, but because I started him by hand before I got my sewing machine, I intend to finish him that way too. I have no idea how long it's going to take, though, because I am a bit of a perfectionist and want to make sure that I get it all right.
Anyway, here is the bear in a photograph that was taken just after I finished him;
And here he is again after he was dressed in the outfit that the person who commissioned him picked out for him (the outfit was purchased from Bear Stores
, a UK teddy bear clothing web-store, if anyone is curious);
He's made out of chocolate brown polar fleece, with toffee-coloured felt for his inner-ears and foot-pads. His eyes are big, shiny black buttons, and his nose is made of black felt (all are securely stitched on from the inside - that was hard work!). I originally added a mouth, but it looked a bit odd as he had more personality without it, and so that was removed. He's made from a pattern in the book "Creative Soft Toys to Sew" by Milner Publishing, and the only change I made to the instructions is that he's not jointed - he just sits.
I learned quite a few new techniques during the making of this fellow that I didn't know before, and I have already been able to put those things to work in the other projects I'm currently working on.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing him.