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Rinn Posts: 22

I can never tell in the pictures (because you can very rarely see both at the same time) are the front and back paw pads the same?  Particularly if you are using felt sculpted or trapunto styles.  Are they the same pattern/design just different sizes?

lovenshire Love and Cuddle Nursery
Posts: 945

Mine are the same design but I know I have seen some that are different so I guess it's just your choice!

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
Posts: 6,568

Real bear's paws are different in the front than in the back. And most teddy bear patterns are designed with paw pad shapes that are different also. (Unless of course you are making a four legged realsitic polar bear for example.) It would benefit you greatly to buy a teddy bear making book or a pattern or two... you can buy online! You will also find free patterns online like at Do some reasearch, look through photos in the teddy bears & friends for sale section here on Teddy Talk... you CAN see the differences. There is also a "library" here on Teddy Talk  with links to past discussions on all kinds of bear making related topics. Look above your very first post up there, on the left, see the smiley face waving at your next to a drop down box with the word LIBRARY??? Look through the options in that drop down menu... you'll find a lot of useful info!!

eteddys eTeddys
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 880


This is entirely up to you!  Some of my patterns have different shaped paws for the front and back and others are the same.  So, I do it both ways.  Jake has 2 different sized paws and Saffire's are idential in size.  Just do what you like.  If you are pleased, collectors will be too.


lovenshire Love and Cuddle Nursery
Posts: 945

I'm with you what you like!  That is why YOU are making the please YOU!

Us Bears Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,479

Ask the Bear how he wants his paws to look.   bear_grin

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