One of the games I planned for Peanut's birthday party was Pin the Heart on the Bear. I made this felt bear and a pile of felt hearts with velcro. To make the pattern I used Ikea's paper roll (best $5 bucks ever). I drew out each piece, then cut it out and laid it on my floor. My freaky bear pattern looked like this:
I colored some of the pieces in just to help me visually. Everything is a separate piece and just laid out together. I then used the pattern pieces to cut out the brown felt. To give you an idea of the size, the red is 2' x 3'. I would be more than willing to share the pattern pieces with anyone who might want them. Just email me or leave a comment.
After I cut everything out I just pinned it to the red and sewed them on using 1/4" seam around the edges of each piece. I started with the body and worked up the layers.
Here's a closer look. You can see the seems. After I finished the bear I folded over the top and sewed a line along the top to make a pocket for my dowel rod.
For the hearts, I cut 2 hearts of each color. ironed on the rough part of the velcro onto one, and then did a blanket stitch to attach the two heart pieces together. Each kid got a different color. I wish I took pictures of what the bear looked like after the game.
Why, hello there. Will you give me a hug?