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  • The Bear Designs
  • Introduction
  • Supplies and tools
  • Working With the Patterns
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Fabrics
  • Stitches and Threads
  • Eyes
  • Noses
  • Stuffing the Bears
  • Joints
  • Making Metal Joints
  • Jointed Teddy Bears
  • Crazy Quilted Teddy Bears
  • Patchwork Teddy Bears
  • Dressing Your Bears
  • Lady Bear's Dress
  • Vest, Hat & Tie
  • Tiny Teddy Bear
  • Basic Teddy Bear
  • Big Bear
  • Holiday Bears
  • Resource Section

Title: Making Bears: Full-size patterns for a variety of Teddy Bears
Author: Nancy Southerland-Holmes
Publication Date: Booklet:1983
Publisher: Gick Publishing, Inc., Irvine, CA
Page Count: 41
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Her patterns are all full-size, printed out on a newsprint sheet in the middle of the booklet, and very well marked. They are printed on both sides of the sheets, though, so you will have to trace or photocopy the pattern pieces(but you do that anyway, right?). The designs look solid and you get a nice variety for one little booklet.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are not only broken down into numbered steps, but are accompanied by color photos of each step. I really don't think you can get better than that.

SUMMARY- Ms. Southerland-Holmes has impressed me with all her designs so far. She puts together a very solid craft book.