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DIY Large Stuffed Bear

Having twins is great since most of the time they entertain each other – I always tell them they are built-in best friends. Lately, they’ve both been really loving this large stuffed sheep in their nursery. The only problem is one will be playing with it and the other one tries to take it away. We are in the stage where sharing is still a foreign concept. Instead of getting another sheep, I thought it was time to create a new friend for them. I ended up making a large stuffed bear so they each have a large stuffed animal to play with!

Large stuffed bear

I created my large stuffed bear out of a pillowcase and a pillow. My twins love this bear! They love giving him hugs, laying on him to read, and pointing out his belly and his nose. I love that this simple project that took less than 30 minutes is one of my kids favorite stuffed animals. Since my pillowcase came in a pack of two, I technically could’ve created another one, but then they would never learn the skill of sharing!

Large stuffed bear

Supplies:

  • Large Pillowcase
  • Scissors
  • Black Iron-On Vinyl
  • Iron on Velcro
  • Thread
  • Batting
  • Sewing machine (or you could hand stitch with thread and a needle)

Large Stuffed Bear

Creating a bear out of a pillowcase:

Step 1: Turn your pillowcase inside out and use a pen or a pencil to create half circles in the top corners. These will be the bear’s ears.

Large Stuffed Bear

Step 2: Use a sewing machine to go around the ears you created on the pillowcase. If you decided to hand-stitch this, just follow the lines you drew with your needle and thread. Trim off the excess fabric.

Large Stuffed Bear