It turned out very cute. The heart adds to it. I wouldn't have thought to do something like that. You could make it different by turning the heart into an applique tummy
The big heart is actually designed to be an applique so you can use it either way. I just wanted something that could be entirely machine stitched out so I left the applique out.
If you would like to make different designs there is a Random Act of Kindness facebook group that provides bears (and add-ons) just for things like this. There are two different shapes (one is supposed to be easier to turn) and two sizes. You can't make and sell but you can make and give away all you want!
It is called AMEA Pay it Forward/RAOK Bear Promotion.
I'm not on Facebook, but there must be other groups like this near me.
What a lovely job you have done of this Bear. Looks so cute.
I make the largest one and even enlarge it ..I think to 6x10. Some I even make the legs a bit longer. My largest hoop is 6.25x10.25 (I think), so I stop the final 'stitch around' and extend the legs on my sewing machine. I also write diff sayings on their tummies. I like them large enough to hold onto! My favorites have eyelashes.
I was thinking babies and toddlers, but I can see where a 5yo would need something bigger. This design has a 6x10 format too.
but the result is so cute !!
make yourself a turning tool, an biro pen without the refil, and the blunt end of a satay stick, put the tube inside the bear at the arms etc. and on the outside push the stick in the hole and the arm will turn inside out, any sort of tube will do , I pulled apart an old exdending tv antenna got several sizes of tube. hope you can understand inst....wendy
This little fellow is so cute. I know those small toys are difficult to turn. Almost takes me longer then stitching it
Yes! It sttiched up in no time at all...then an hour to finish it.
Very nice Job, Do you know where you brought the file from? Thanks
Thanks! This was the first time I was on this site and it stitched out perfectly. I wasn't real fond of the directions, but I figured it out. The tiny heart in the center was from my stash and don't know where I got it.
Thankyou for the site link.
Good job! I like to use a nice smooth (sanded and painted) set of chopsticks to turn this sort of project. They are long enough. The big end is rounded nicely and the other comes to a point -- just not sharp like metal.
Thanks! I do have a set of chopsticks that would be perfect for this.