I saw one of these fabric bears at a recent demonstrator meeting that I went to made by Fran Trischetta (who saw it on Shelli's blog), using different sized circles. I wanted to make them using only Stampin' Up dies with the Big Shot, so I made these using the Scallop Circle and Scallop Circle #2 Die Cuts. Needless to say, my daughter is in love with this little bear! He is so cute and little, only about 3" tall.
Here is how I did it!
You will need one large scallop for the body, one medium scallop for the head, and six small ones for the ears, arms and legs. You are going to sew around them, going in and out every scallop with thread. (This is called making a yoyo.) I used the new Flirtatious fabric from the new catalog to make this. You can get yours July 1st!
Now when you pull the thread it will gather the edges like shown below.
You are going to put a little bit of pillow stuffing (or cotton balls) in each one and then pull your string tight and tie it to make these little balls. You want them stuffed pretty full.
Then I just used a hot glue gun to put the head, ears, arms and legs onto the body. I used the Filigree brads for the nose and black brads for the eyes and nose. You might want to put these on before you stuff the head. I did it after and made it kind of tough. Then add the bow and you are finished!