After posting my step-by-step memory bear tutorial earlier this year I got TONS of requests to show how I made some of my bears look like they are wearing overalls. This was a fun little detail I came up with for a custom order. I was making bears for a family who had lost a loved one and he ALWAYS wore overalls. So I knew I had to find a way to incorporate that into the bears. I love how it turned out and so did the family.
The overalls detailing is done using the same memory bear pattern as the rest of my bear tutorials – Simplicity’s It’s So Easy A2115. It is out of print, but a lot of people have still had some luck finding it in their local Wal-Mart. If you can’t find that pattern you can use Simplicity 5461 which is an updated version that is only for sale online.
You will need to make some markings on your bear body front pattern for the seam and strap placement. This is easiest if you have transferred your printed pattern over to plastic templates like I showed in a tutorial HERE! Then use some 1/2 inch wide washi tape for the marks. This allows you to place the plastic templates over your pieces as you work with them and line everything up perfectly.
See where to place the tape on your template, the pieces you need to cut and how to sew it all together in my step-by-step video HERE!
I hope you love this custom bear detail and give it a try when making your memory bears!
If you want to see more of the bears I make you can check them out on my Whitney Sews Memories facebook page. Want more info on some of the sewing and cutting supplies I love using?? Check them out HERE on my Amazon page! Anytime you purchase an item through my Amazon link I earn a small percentage and that helps fund future sewing tutorials.
Let me know if there are any other memory bear sewing techniques you want to see a tutorial on. Until next time, Happy Sewing!