Frequently Asked Questions


I’m new to sewing – what should I make first?

All of our sewing patterns have been designed with beginners in mind with clear step by step instructions, colour photographs and full size pattern pieces


What size bears do the patterns fit?

Best Dressed Bears sewing patterns are designed to fit Build a Bear®, Bear Factory® and other standard 15-18 inch teddy bears.*

Please remember though that all teddy bears are stuffed differently and measurements can vary widely. Please see the finished garment sizes on the pattern descriptions for further details.

*Best Dressed Bears sewing patterns can also be printed at a reduced scale for smaller bears and many of our customers do this. E.g. for a 12 inch bear, print at 70% scale. Please check sizing against your bear prior to making the garment.


I would like to purchase a pattern - are my payment details safe?

To purchase our sewing patterns you will be directed to our Etsy shop. Checkout is via Etsy so you can be confident that your payment details are safe.

How do I download my pattern?

With the exception of the free patterns, all other patterns are purchased via our Etsy shop. Patterns purchased will be available to download via your Etsy purchase email or your Etsy Account as soon as your payment has been processed.

Sustainable Fashion for Teddy Bears

At Best Dressed Bears we believe in doing our bit to protect the planet for future ‘gen-bear-ations’ by promoting sustainable fashion for teddy bears.

With our simple to use teddy bear clothes sewing patterns, you too canhelp protect the environment by upcycling your unwanted clothing Into stylish new outfits for your teddy bears

Turn your son’s old school jumper with worn out elbows into a new hoodie for his Build A Bear, your daughters outgrown leggings into herTeddy bear’s new leggings or the ribbon handles from a worn out gift bag into a pretty waistband on a new teddy bear dress.


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