Born out of a discussion at 2009 Portsmouth Kite Festival the Polar Bear is a near life size inflatable that can be flown from a your kite line or from a pole as ground display.
This online workshop provides the patterns and instructions to build the full size Polar Bear, the Polar Bear cub and the Black Bear variant and my support should you get into difficulty.
The patterns are provided as cutting layouts for the major parts and outlines for making templates for the smaller items. They are in the form of full size PDF files allowing them to be printed on a wide range of paper sizes through the use of the poster option in Acrobat Reader.
If you can’t source the materials or simply do not want to prepare the patterns then complete kits which include access to this workshop can be purchased from our store .
If you don’t want make your own then we sell completed bears through our store .
In addition to running the workshop online, we also do it in person for groups of up to 20 people over a weekend for more information use the contact form.
End User Licence Agreement EULA
In purchasing this online workshop you are agreeing to our EULA which give you the the right to produce as many bears and bear cubs as you wish but only for your own personal use. For a complete copy of the EULA and our terms of sale click here
The workshop is normally run over two days, but a partial kit is supplied a month prior to the event so that the time consuming applique work can be completed up front. An experienced builder can complete a cub in the two days, full size bears typically take a few hours more.
- Lectures 57
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 9
- Assessments Yes
Equipment and Materials
Essential tools, equipment and materials required to complete the workshop
Downloadable patterns and instructions for printing and the production of templates
Cutting and preparing all the fabric pieces
Initial assembly work.
Appliqueing all the small detail pieces onto the bear.
Constructing and fitting the ears
Constructing the head
Head to Neck
Assembling the head to the neck
Head/Neck to Back
Attaching the back
Head/Neck/Back assembly to Chest Piece
Finishing and attaching the vent
Assembling the front leg
Assembling the front half of the the bear
Buttocks and Tail
Assembling the buttocks
Assembling the hind legs
Bringing it all together
Assembling and fitting the bridle
Showing your bear