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.