We used the Purl Bee Teddy Bear pattern and tutorial. The pattern was drafted well and the instructions were good. I think a beginner could make this. Certain sections were quite difficult like the muzzle area and lower leg paws, but doable if done slowly.
I wasn't happy with how the paws turned out initially. They are uneven and a little wonky. To
Here are few views of the hand stitching:
Overall, I'm pleased with how the bear turned out and named her Edna. She's a little weird and I thought she needed an odd, old-fashioned name. Annie can re-name her when she's old enough to talk.
For scale, here's Pearl modeling with Edna. Pearl is 3.5 lbs.