Years ago, I bought a Simplicity Crafts 8418 pattern to make teddy bears. Over the years I have made countless bears for baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, etc. I made each of my children one to match their rooms. I am showing them here even though they now look well loved having been slept with every night for roughly 3 years and washed multiple times! The one above, I made for the baby with quilt scraps. As my son said, “Mommy, you need to make the baby a bear too or she will feel leftout.” Instead of sewing on button eyes or using felt as the pattern suggests, I use fabric paint so they are fully washable, dryable and safe even for babies. I hope this teddy will be loved as well as the other two!