i finally traced one of the patterns i've been working on, onto some fresh bear-brown paper. then i tore out the pieces. note to anyone trying this, don't be like me, shade the pieces of bear before you assemble the creature. yes, i am that dumb about crafts, that is why i didn't want to make one, but my roommate challenged me, so what could i do.
i assembled the pieces, discovered the body i'd made was way too small, so i ended up with a pervert bear. i'll be adjusting that pattern and making another one. now that i've done it, i have to do one right, one that doesn't look like he's touching himself.
i can see why patterns would be wanted (duh, i found a niche in the market i could fill, that is how i got started with this whole thing), i've noticed many incredible crafters need a pattern at least once to get the feel for it . . . but he was pretty easy to do, so i don't see why they sell on ebay for $2-5.