I made this Faux Bear Rug with Head for my son's bedroom with a wilderness theme. I created a kid's room bear rug design by using my son's favorite brown bear as inspiration. I cut my own nursery bear rug pattern and sewed the pieces together to make this woodland nursery rug. Keep reading and watch the video tutorial to learn how to make a DIY Faux Bear Rug!
Fold your fur blanket in half lengthwise on a long surface (you can use a dining room table, long desk, or the floor).
Fold the drop cloth in half the same way and cut the drop cloth to be the same size as the fur blanket.
Trace the bear rug front paw and back paw on the drop cloth using a pencil. You can use a newspaper to cut the pattern first so you don't mess up the pattern. I just winged it and got it right ;)Since your fabric is folded, you just need to draw one side of the body and cut both layers at the same time.
Cut the drop cloth pattern. Lay our your design to make sure it looks the way you want (it should look like a bear with arms and legs spread out).
Place the drop cloth pattern folded in half lengthwise over the fur blanket and cut the same pattern in the blanket.
Keep the large scrap pieces because you will be using them for the head, ears, and tail.
Open the body and pin all the sides together, leaving a hole for the head and tail.
Sew the body together leaving the head and the tail holes open.
Flip the body right-side out.
Use the large scrap piece of fur to cut 2 large circles.
Cut 4 of the same size shapes in the brown fur (2 for the tail and 2 for the ears). Sew the 2 fur tail shapes together and turn right-side out and stuff with pillow stuffing.
Cut 2 ear shapes in the drop cloth fabric and sew together with the brown ear shapes.
Flip the ears right-side out and stuff with pillow stuffing. Place the ears inside the 2 circles for the head (make sure your ears are not as long as mine shown below. You want short bear ears, not rabbit ears, lol).
Sew the outside of the head together leaving an opening at the neck and flip right-side out.
Your head should look like this once stuffed with pillow stuffing...Stuff the white athletic sock with pillow stuffing and place the ankle part inside the opening of the head.
Stretch the sock "snout" to resemble a bear snout.
Cut a triangle nose with the black felt.
Cut 2 oval eyes with the black felt.
Use glue to attach the nose and eyes to the bear's face.
Use a glue gun to attach the snout to the fur face.
Stitch the snout to the face with needle and thread. Sew all the way around under the neck opening as well.