Beginners and experienced crafters alike will treasure this expert guide to making one-of-a-kind teddy bears. These full-size basic patterns include adorable costumes for the bears and are easy to customize. Step-by-step instructions and more than 150 diagrams explain everything from choosing the right fabric to adding the final touches. Sixteen color and 11 black-and-white photographs perfectly illustrate the possibilities for creating plush companions.The founder of the magazine Teddy Bear Review, Ted Menten has written 19 books on the subject and conducts teddy bear-making classes around the world. This guide features his well-tested techniques, which include tips on how to add distinctive facial expressions and other individual, expressive traits that transform ordinary crafts projects into truly personal keepsakes and gifts.