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  • Introduction
  • The Bear Essentials
  • Carolyn's Teddy Bear
  • Flat Foot Bear
  • Small Bear
  • The Bear Facts: More About the First Teddy Bear
  • Gare's Bear
  • Bean Bag Bears
  • Bear Rug
  • Riding Bear
  • Knitted Bear
  • The Bear Facts: Famous Bears
  • Stocking Bear
  • Rand's Bear
  • Jack-in-the-Box Bear
  • Dressed Bears
  • Koala Puppet
  • Teddy Bear Night Light
  • The Bear Facts: Real Bears
  • Bear Chair
  • The Three Bears Puppets
  • Decorated Bears
  • Crocheted Bears
  • The Bear Facts: Literary Bears
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Jump Rope Toy
  • Cookie Bears
  • Bread Dough Teddy Bears
  • Felt Bears
  • Bear Bunting and Bear Costume
  • The Bear Facts: Good Bears of the World
  • Teddy Bear Quilt
  • Headboard Bear
  • Printed Bear Curtains
  • Claudia's Bear Bag
  • Mail Order Supplies
  • Metric Converstion Chart
  • Index

Title: The Teddy Bear Craft Book
Author: Carolyn Vosburg Hall
Publication Date: HC:1983
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY
Page Count: 158
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0442236166

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating You can see from the table of contents that there are a huge variety of bears to choose from. The Costume, Koala puppet, and bear rug are my favorites. Most of the full-size patterns have seam allowances marked, and have plenty of other markings. Those that need to be enlarged are typically gridded to help you. If you want a teddy bear book that covers all the bases, this is it.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are typically laid out by body part, then broken down into steps. There's plenty of illustration, but they're all grouped together on one page with the instructions on another - probably because of space considerations. Ms. Hall managed to squeeze a huge number of patterns into 154 pages.

SUMMARY- If you only have one Teddy Bear craft book on your shelf, this ought to be it. It has EVERYTHING. I'm not kidding. Check out the Table of Contents for yourself. Ms. Hall still has my vote for best soft toy designer - ever!