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  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Plates
  • Foreward
  • Author's Note
  • Introduction
  • I. Some Bare Facts
    • Why a TEDDY Bear?, A Teddy Bear Census
  • II. The Teddy Bear's Gossip Column
    • Andy Pandy's Teddy, Archibald Ormsby-Gore, Big Teddy and Little Teddy, Budkey Walla, Chad, Cosy, Mis, Rupert, Sooty, The Teddy Bears' Picnic, Winnie-the-Pooh, Mr. Woppit
  • III. General Instructions for Making a Teddy Bear
    • The Tools you will need, Preparing the Patterns, Enlarging or Reducing a Pattern, Choosing Materials, Cutting Out, Stitching, Stuffings and how to use them, Some useful addresses
  • IV. The Anatomy of a Teddy Bear
  • V. Washable Bears for the Very Young
    • Simple Bedtime Teddy, Babies' "Bouncy" Bears, Pram Teddies
  • VI. "Honey Bears" for the Teenagers
    • Sitting Thinking Bear, Thinking Bear Lying on Tummy, The Bear with a Bee on his Foot, The Bear with a Bee on his Nose, The Sleepy Bear, Making a Honey Pot, Making a Bee
  • VII. Glove Bears
    • Glove Teddy, Tedwina- a "little girl" glove bear, Mishka- a brown glove bear, Glove Koala, Glove Panda, Peter- a "little boy" glove panda, Glove Circus Bear
  • VIII. Traditional Jointed Teddy Bears
    • The Techniques of Jointing, Large JOinted Teddy, Medium size Jointed Teddy, Small Jointed Teddy, Miniature Jointed Teddy
  • IX. Some First Cousins of the Traditional Teddy
    • Snouty Bear, Jointed Panda, Jointed "Bruin" Bear, Jointed Polar Bear Cub, A Cuddly Caricature Koala, Making a Ladybird
  • X. Teddy Bears for the Teddy Bears
    • Miniature Felt Teddy, Miniature Jointed Felt Teddy, Miniature Woolly Teddy, Miniature Jointed Woolly Teddy, Miniature Woolly Panda, Miniature Jointed Woolly Panda
  • XI. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    • Some FActs about the Story, Goldilocks, Little Small Wee Bear, Middle-sized Bear, Great Big Huge Bear
  • XII. A Chapter for Children
    • A Bear from Two Flat Pieces, A Bear made from Circles, Having a Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • XIII. Bears for Bazaars
    • Two-Colour Clowns, "Little Boy" Bears, Rattles, Other Ideas for Bazaar Bears, Running a Teddy Bears' Hospital
  • The Patterns
  • Footnote
  • Bibliography
  • Some Final Snippets

Title: TEDDY BEARS and How to Make Them
Author: Margaret Hutchings
Publication Date: TPB:1977
Publisher: Dover Publications, NY
Page Count: 283
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 8"
ISBN: 0486234878

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. Patterns are all gathered near the back of the book. They have the a-b-c method of marking for making up, and since they are to be made either out of fur or felt typically, no seam allowance is marked on the patterns. She gives a huge variety of bears both jointed and unjointed, gusseted and two-piece.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. There is a general set of instructions, then specific instructions for each bear. There are often useful illustrations to go with the steps broken down by body parts.

SUMMARY- This is a reprint of publisher Mills & Boon Ltd.(UK), under the title The Book of the Teddy Bear. The best part of the book for me was the history of teddies given at the beginning, and the 'gossip column' giving details of the most famous teddies from the first half of the 20th century. Ms. Hutchings did a thorough job of researching her subject.