Create Your very own Fleece and Felt Care Bears with My Free Tummy Symbols Pattern!
Ever wanted to make your own Care Bears? Pair my free felt Tummy Symbols Care Bears sewing pattern with my Printable Fuzzy Teddy Bear Pattern for the cutest plush Teddy Bears Ever!!
Print this PDF felt pattern and use the pattern pieces to cut the belly symbols from felt to sew or glue together to make your own Care Bears Plush. You could even use them to make neat Care Bears felt art or ornaments!
The best way to cut the patterns from the felt is to tape the pieces to your felt with some wide, clear packing tape. Then cut through both the tape and felt with a pair of small, sharp scissors.
SVG’s For Cutting Machines
Do you have a Cricut Maker, Silhouette or other personal cutting machine? I love to cut felt on my Cricut maker! You can cut it on many other machines by ironing freezer paper onto the back before you run it through your machine. Download the SVG files below to upload the shapes to your cutter.
Ready to make some Bears?
Make Your Own Care Bears Plush!
You can make your very own Care Bear mini Plush by adding the felt tummy symbols above to my Fuzzy Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern!
My Fuzzy Teddy Bear Pattern features fleece and felt jointed teddy bears for a fun to make Stay-At-Home project with beautiful end results!
This project is for all ages, but younger kids may need help with cutting felt and fabric. Not fond of hand stitching? No problem! Most of this project could even be done using only a hot glue gun. No sewing required!
How To Sew Felt Care Bear Belly Symbols
How To Make A Fleece Teddy Bear
Trace the Teddy Bear body piece, ears and tail onto the back of a piece of fuzzy fleece or teddy bear fabric.
Pair the fabric pieces together with the fuzzy parts facing inwards and sewing along your traced line using a Back Stitch. You can alternately simply sew the fabric with your sewing machine. Sew all around the outer edges leaving a 1 to 2 inch space open for turning and stuffing.
Trim around the stitched bear body.
Turn the fabric right side out and stuff with toy filling. Sew the opening shut.
Sew hearts to the paw pads and bottom of the feet. Match the eye pieces and sew. Stitch in a mouth with embroidery thread using a straight stitch.
These can all be completed with hot glue as well! You could even draw a mouth on with a marker or fabric paint instead of sewing.
Sew along the outer edges of the arms and legs, leaving spaces open for stuffing. Stuff the arms and sew the openings shut.
Stuff the legs, then pin on the tops of the feet over the opening and stitch into place.
Pin the ears into place on the teddy bear body. Stitch them into place at the base of the ears using a whip stitch.
Pin the muzzle piece into place and begin sewing with a whip stitch.
Stitch all the way around the outer edges leaving a small space open for stuffing. Fill with toy stuffing and sew the opening shut.
Sew or glue the eyes into place.
The next step requires a long dollmaking needle for larger sized bears using my fuzzy teddy bear pattern.
Next we’ll be adding string joints. Sewing in string joints is sewing the arms and legs onto place by passing the sewing needle straight through the body of the bear. You will exit the needle through the top of the arm or leg, and send it back through the bear about 1/8 – 1/4″ over, back through the bear to exit from the opposite arm/leg. You do this over and over 3-4 times placing each stitch directly over another until the limbs are held on tightly, yet can still move and pose.
Once the limbs are sewn into place you can tie off your thread under the arm or leg.
Next pin the belly in place and stitch all the way around the edge. You’re done!