I watched a video by Whitney sews about making your own plastic templates from patterns. I decided I would do that to my memory bears pattern since I've already made 6 bears from the pattern and have been asked to make 5 more memory bears.
So I went to Dollar tree and bought:
I then placed my pattern pieces under the plastic and traced around them with a permanent marker.
Then I cut out the plastic pieces.
Now I have a sturdy template of memory bears pattern to use.