Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How to Make a Shirt for your Tear Bear

Here is a quick and easy way to make a shirt for your tear bear.

1.  Trace your tear bear pattern on the back side of your cardstock or patterned paper.  The dotted lines represent where to cut out.

2.  Cut the pieces out approximately 1/8" from your tracing to accommodate "fluff" on your teddy..

3.  Cut the top part of the arm piece to create short sleeves, or just the lower portion to create long sleeves.  Trim the bottom part of the belly to make the shirt.  You can add a curve to show off your bear's "belly".

4.  Grab your "birthday suit" bear... head detached.

5.  Dress your headless bear by laying the clothes on top of him/her.

6.  Once you get your bear dressed, glue it all down.  For this I usually use Fabri-Tac.  Then attach the head.

Attach your critter to a scrapbook page or a card... or just sit back and admire your beary cute teddy.

You can ink, chalk, add embellishments, frill, ribbon, or whatever tickles your fancy to your outfits.  You should do this before you attach the clothing to the bear.



  1. Thanks soooo much Kimm, This is great!!

  2. This makes it a lot easier. Thanks Kimm!

  3. Thank you, Kim ... You make it look so simple ... I'd never figure this out on my own. :) I LOVE your tutorials. I hope to see more in the future ... I learn so much from you!!

  4. Thank you so much for all of your instructions. I have been sitting here for the past hour reading everything I can on your site about these adorable critters. I can't wait to try your techniques. You make it seem dooable for us newbies. thank you again. The pictures really help also.


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