Thursday, February 20, 2014

Easy Sew Boo Boo Bear

A good friend of mine recently became a first time grandma.  I wanted to make a little something special for her grandson so I stitched up a boo boo bear.
It was really easy!  I bought some soft blanket material and cut out two identical bear shapes (one for each side).  Then I cut out shapes for the ears, eyes, nose, and paws from coordinating felt squares and using a zig zag stitch, sewed them onto the front of the bear.  Three strands of black embroidery floss worked great for the mouth.
With right sides together, I sewed the bear shapes together, leaving a 2" opening.  I turned it right side out, filled him with about 1 pound of white rice, and hand-stitched the opening shut.  From start to finish, this was a really quick project ~ took less than an hour.
Now he's a cuddly hot and cold compress!  Destined to help ease a little guy's aches and pains.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

This a great idea!
I want to make some of these for my LITTLES!
A pair of them would be great- you could keep one in a zippered pouch in the freezer for cold compress - you could make him white like a polar bear!
Currently we just use frozen veggies- which the children already have an aversion to.
I do love my hot corn sack -- so soothing to my achy bones! :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

He's adorable!! What a sweet gift!

donna said...

What a sweet bear and a great idea.

SizzleandZoom said...

This is so cute. I wish mine were still little. They would have loved this.

Betty Lou said...

Now how cute is that?. Hope the little guy doesn't have too many boo boos but if he does his little bear will ease the pain.

Donna said...

Adorable and perfect for a baby!

vintage grey said...

Aww, so darn cute!! xo Heather

Jenny's Heart said...

oh my goodness how adorable! Makes me wish I could sew, alas i cannot sew a stitch!

Becky said...

Super sweet idea!