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My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

for Susana


Susana, i try to show you … i hope it is clear enough

If you can’t see it so good, click on the pictures, then they get huge.


When you make the pictures larger, you can see more.

The first picture you see the spine, it is the silvery piece like a Y with a long lower part.
The second picture shows you the seam from the back of the body.

I make an open belly in this case.
The opening is from down at the hips, right up to the tip of the nose to have good access for the sewing.

The 2 short parts of the Y go inside the head. The crossing is above the seam from body and head.
Take a unbreakable thread and make a knot in the end.
Then stitch from the tip of one short leg right into the seam allowance of the gusset / head part.

Sew it with 1 cm stitches to the seam allowance down to the spot where the other short part goes into the head, and secure it to the other side of the gusset seam. secure the thread, cut the thread.

Then you sew the long leg of the Y on to the back seam.
I do it, 1 stitch one side, then over the spine and take a stitch on the other side and then back again to the first side …. like this / \ / \ / \
I do it in 1 cm steps.
click on the last picture, than you can see the black thread i used, it goes from one side to the other.

Stitch through the covering material, here the silver, into the seam allowance and back up through the covering material.

059 - Kopie

Susana i hope this new picture helps you :)


  1. Hello Martina,
    I appreciate your valuable description and sharing. Please forgive my poor English understanding, i still have question on this 2 points:
    "Then stitch from the tip of one short leg right into the seam allowance of the gusset / head part. "... can you tell me where is the tip of the short leg?
    "Then you sew the long leg of the Y on to the back seam." sew the long leg??
    without your explanation, i don't know the head piece is linked without any disc. Thank you .

    1. susana, i made a new picture for you.
      Can you have a look if this makes it more clear for you ?
      because my first language is german, and i do have some problems with explaining in english :)

  2. that really helps, i got it, thanks for the extra photo, Martina.. i have already added to my notes.
    your english is good!