Pattern for 20" high teddy bear, dressed in jacket, pants, belt, and hakama. If you're not sure if you're ready to tackle making a full-sized dogi or hakama, try it on a teddy bear first -- it's quicker and uses less fabric, you learn the fundamentals of Japanese clothing construction (including hakama pleats), and you're left with a cute Aikido buddy. What could be better?
The Budo Bear makes a perfect gift for your sensei, too.
The undressed bear to the left is made of our Rich Brown Canvas, with tagua nut buttons for the eyes and joints. The more modest bear's outfit is made from our Rich Natural Chambray; the hakama itself is coming soon, and will be constructed from our Midnight Blue Herringbone.