Feb 27, 2012

Big Bear Place Mat

Hi friends:
I made this today and wanted to share him with you.  Isn't he adorable?  It was love at first sight.  No, it's not my pattern or my idea, it's another free pattern I came across during one of my mad FREE PATTERN online searches.  This is my first one, I just wanted to share him with anyone who hasn't seen it.  The pattern came from http://www.freepatterns.com. You have to join the site to get the free patterns, but honestly I don't think I've ever even gotten an email from them.
I had fun making him, and I plan to make more as soon as I get my new machine.  I haven't been sewing much lately, only because I'm reviewing sewing machines and plan to purchase a new next week.  I just couldn't stand it any longer.  I had to sew something.......

The only thing I did differently from their pattern was to make him smaller, their pattern is huge.  Yes, I cut their sizes first, then resized to 87%.  And made him completely with cotton fabric, I love working with cotton.  We are a large Bear Family, so I need to fit at least 6 mats on the table.  I think this size is perfect.
Thanks for stopping by!

Here is exactly how to get this pattern.  Go to http://www.freepatterns.com/

Go to Join Now in the right hand top corner

After you are a member, go to Sewing at the end of links
Under: Sewing Patterns, go to For the home
Go to Dining Room
It's the 4th Free Pattern listed.
Any other questions, just ask me, FYI, the collar on the Bear which is under the napkin confused me at first because Miss June constantly says "refer to photo" and you can not see it in the photo. The loop which the napkin slides into creating the bow, I sewed on rather than glued, per her instructions, but find it to be tight, so the next one I make I will make it at 4" instead of 3". 
                 Click Here TO SEE:  Bear Place Mat Completed 


  1. Hello :-) My daughter is bear obsessed, and has a birthday coming up. I would love to make this, but cant find the pattern. Can you help? I saw you linky on Polly Want A Crafter btw! (also, shall we link up? sewnowwearefour.blogspot.com

  2. Cute bear! My mom made me a Giant Bear sleeping bag in the 80's that looked just like this bear! I love it!
    Thanks for following me over at http://three65create.blogspot.com/

  3. This is so cute! My two year old would love it. I'm hosting a bloglovin blog hop over at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/bloglovin-blog-hop.html and would love for you to add bloglovin' to your blog and link up. Bloglovin' is a great way to keep track of your favorite blogs. The instructions on how to add it are posted with the hop. I'm following LF and GFC.

  4. Best blog name EVER! I'm a new linky follower and that bear place mat is too cute.

  5. What a cute bear! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That's so cute! I made rooster place mats with my mother-n-law this past Christmas and they were a lot of fun. This would be great to make for the little ones in my family. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm a new Linky Follower. I hope you will visit and follow back! :) Thank you!

  7. That does look too cute, thanks!

  8. Oh that is such a cute little bear placemat. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany

  9. So cute!!! I love it! I would love for you to coming link up at the Project Party here: http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/project-party-weekend-pretty-striped-pencils-tutorial.html

    Hope to see you there! xoxo-Rachel

  10. Thanks so much for stopping by Blissful and Domestics Blog Hop. I am of course following your cute blog and am now catching up on your bloggy cuteness here. I hope you will come back this week and link up again:>


  11. So adorable!! Makes me smile! thank you for linking up to Uncommon!! Bonnie :)

  12. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!

  13. Thanks so much for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you link up this week :)