7 Easy DIY Teddy Bears to Make and Donate

Easy DIY teddy bears can be just as comforting as larger plush. Sometimes even better. Smaller, simpler homemade toys are more portable so kids in transitional situations can have a comfort item with them at all times.

For sanitary reasons, many organizations won’t accept previously owned stuffed animals but fresh, new handmade ones are often welcomed.

Here are Our Suggestions for (and links to) Easy to Make Bears to Donate

Homemade Fabric Bears to Donate

Simple Fabric Teddy Bears

Our little fabric bears are loaded with personalty! You can make them with fabric scraps of any type of fabric .

Of course, we’ve included a PDF file and an SVG cutting file.

Comfort Bears

Fuzzy Sock Comfort Bears

So cute and cuddly, these comfort bears are just right for infants, babies and toddlers. No sewing machine needed.

Easy to follow step-by-step instructions with a shareable PDF file.

Easy Teddy Bears to Make and Donate

Sew Easy Felt Teddy Bear

Your choice on this one. Hand sew or machine sew our little felt bear. Comes out super cute either way.

Use your Cricut and our SVG file or download a printable pattern.

Lion Brand Loom Knit Teddy

From the yarn people, this quirky knit bear would be great for teens. Download their free pattern.

Izzy Teddy Bear Dolls

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.

Add personality to your charity knitting project with instructions for knitting in the round, four sweater options, and bear ears.

Mini Pookie (OMG)

Too much cuteness in one tiny bear. Free from FuzzyMitten. Super quick and easy to knit, using mostly basic knitting skills. There is also a fox and sheep pattern for free on the same page. 

Little Muggles Little Mini Bear

Love him! Small enough to use up left over yarn but cute enough to warm the heart of an anxious child.

Free pattern from Amigurumi Design.

Check Back Often We Have Many More DIY Bears in the Works!

You can look forward to more original patterns from DIYtoDonate and a few special guest contributions.

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