Valentine's Bear Softie {Tutorial + Free Pattern}

Valentine’s Bear Softie {Tutorial + Free Pattern}

I put together another free sewing pattern – this time a cute little Valentine’s bear with a pocket – for the most recent Sew a Softie Day. To see more of the tutorials check out the hashtag #sewasoftie over on Instagram.

If you are in the mood for some more Valentine’s sewing, be sure to check out my felt conversations hearts tutorial and the round-up of free felt Valentine’s projects while you’re here!

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My Valentine’s bear softie has an optional front pocket and a small stuffed heart to stick in the pocket … maybe along with a little treat!

Make your own Valentine’s bear softie


Sew the bear:

  1. Sew the muzzle on the bear’s face valentine's bear softie tutorial and free pattern-3-felt with love designs
  2. Add two safety eyes above the muzzle and a nose on the muzzle
  3. Embroider a smile below the nose
  4. Sew the small heart on the back bear body piece. valentine's bear softie tutorial and free pattern-5-felt with love designs
  5. Place the pocket piece over the embellished front bear body piece and the back bear body piece behind the embellished body piece (wrong sides together). (If you do not want the pocket, then just place the two bear body pieces together.)
  6. Sewing through all three layers, sew all the way around the bear. Leave a one inch (or so) gap for stuffing the bear.
  7. Stuff the bear with poly-fill stuffing (or felt scraps!) but do not overstuff. If you put in too much stuffing, it will be hard to fit the heart in the bear’s pocket.
  8. Continue sewing the rest of the way around the bear. valentine's bear softie tutorial and free pattern-4-felt with love designs

Sew the heart:

  1. Place the two heart pieces together and sew all the way around. Leave a one inch gap for stuffing. valentine's bear softie tutorial and free pattern-1-felt with love designs
  2. Stuff the heart with poly-fill stuffing.
  3. Continue sewing the rest of the way around the heart. valentine's bear softie tutorial and free pattern-2-felt with love designs

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If you sew a little Valentine’s bear softie, I would love to see it!

And, if you need more inspiration check out our Valentine’s Day Board on Pinterest!