Hey - he didn't turn out too bad! This is Orwell - an unjointed bear made out of brown/blonde silk, with glass eyes and a clay nose. He is filled mostly with polyester fibrefill, but I had to stuff his head with wood wool otherwise it just wasn't firm enough (a complication for people trying to make him from a pattern).
I love his bulky, realistic shape!
Orwell is about 10" long, from nose to tail, and 7" tall, to the top of his hump. He weighs 394g unpackaged. (Excuse me while I confer with myself for a minute.) The fabric cost £80 per metre, and he requires just less than a quarter of a metre. Unfortunately I can't buy it in fractions smaller than an eighth, so I have to buy a quarter of a metre to make a bear like him. Stuffing works out as £4.22; glass eyes as £0.68. That makes £24.90 in materials. I'd usually double this to get a sale price but £49.80 sounds quite steep. How about £45 - my usual fallback option? The crows and puffins are both £45. Orwell has less detail, I'd say, but he is made from a much more expensive fabric. I have some lovely orange/brown wool that I bought from the Frinton carpet-and-curtains shop. Perhaps I should make a similar bear in that fabric as a less expensive option.
Alrighty - this one's name is Orwell and he is £45. I shall put him on Etsy!
I recognise that bottom! I like the high shoulders too.
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