1.Fold a piece of calico in half.
2.Draw the teddy bear shape with the marker pens onto the calico.
3.Using a very small stitch (keeping stitches close together) sew around the shape of the bear, using the line made by the marker pen as a guideline. (Get the kids to sew directly along the line)
DO NOT SEW UP ONE OF THE LEGS (as this is the opening that you will use to put the stuffing in)
4.Trim the edges of the calico, ensuring the stitches are not cut.
5.Turn the calico inside out and make the teddy bears features pop out.
6.Stuff the teddy bear through the leg opening, ensure all ears, arms and legs have enough so they do not flop about. (However, do not make him too fat in the stomach as the potpourri is going to fatten him up.)
7.Then, carefully sew up the leg neatly.
8.Cut out an oval shape approx. 2cm x 3cm from the lace or mesh.
9.Carefully, sew the lace or mesh onto the teddy bears stomach with neat stitches. Before sewing it up completely, stuff the lace stomach of the bear with potpourri. Then sew it up.
10.Finally, give your teddy bear some cute features by gluing or sewing felt ears, and nose. Glue on joggle eyes and draw with the marker pen his mouth and claws. Then to finish it all off, tie a ribbon around his neck!