Asked By: Peter Roberts Date: created: Oct 19 2023

Who makes memory bears out of shirts

Answered By: Ralph Foster Date: created: Oct 20 2023

Keepsake Memory Bears and Memory Pillows Commemorate Your Loved Ones and All Your Special Occasions. – Wedding Keepsakes Baby or Baptism Keepsakes Family Remembrances A Loved One’s Memorial Memory Lane Boutique lovingly crafts memory bears and memory pillows from a loved one’s shirt, a favorite necktie, baby quilt or baptismal robe, grandmother’s tablecloth, and other special textiles.

These handcrafted, custom creations make great gifts. This is a meaningful way to celebrate the life of someone special, to commemorate an occasion, or capture the spirit of a holiday. Memory Bears Memory Pillows Christmas Stockings Christmas Ornaments When someone you love, or a special season, becomes a memory- turn the memory you hold in your heart into a keepsake you can hold in your hands.

Take a stroll down Memory Lane and browse the products we create.

Asked By: Cody Gonzalez Date: created: Jun 09 2023

Who can make memory bears

Answered By: Seth Rodriguez Date: created: Jun 12 2023

Memory bears can be made by a professional, or you can make one yourself as a DIY project.

Who makes teddy bears out of old clothes?

To create your bear, send a favorite shirt, blanket, or article of clothing to Carrie Bears. We will turn it into a soft, huggable 20-inch stuffed bear. It is heartwarming to see what happens when we can actually hold something that connects us to someone we have lost.

What is the best material to make memory bears?

8 Tips for making the perfect keepsake memory bear Fabric Choice A great variety of materials can be used to make a bear, fabrics such as jersey, knitted items, jumpers/cardigans, corduroy, terry cloth, velor, velvet and even light denim. Choose fabrics and colours which will compliment each other for the best overall finished appearance.

  • Pay attention to details that will add interest such as pockets or cuffs or bows.
  • If you have a character or logo on one piece of clothing, cut it out and appliqué it onto a plainer piece of fabric.
  • All these little details add interest and personality to your finished piece.
  • Snip all the curves Every time you sew a curved area, snip the curves before you start the next part.

Your head piece, legs, arms etc will all look wonky instead of gently curved if you forget to snip the curves. Cut little snips into the fabric at right angles to the sewn line at intervals of 5mm or so, make sure you do not snip through the line of stitching.

  • Seams
  • Always use a medium size stitch to sew your item, too small a stitch and your seam will pucker, too large a stitch and the seam will expand when stuffing and risk splitting.
  • Stuffing

When you have finished sewing your memory animal, it is time to start stuffing, this is where your keepsake comes to life. Absolutely DO NOT be mean with the stuffing! A really plump bear will look better, it will sit better and will age better, this is due to the stuffing settling over time.

  1. Closing the keepsake
  2. We also always oversew the closing edges on each body part with a straight running stitch, so when you are ready to close the body part it holds the edge flat and gives you a guide to know where the ladder stitches need to go therefore giving you the perfect straight seam.
  3. Eye Position

The position of the eyes is key factor to the look, expression and personality of the bear, it is important to get this right. We use glass headed pins to mark the eye position first before inserting the safety eye or sewing on the felt eye. Attaching the limbs on a jointed bear When attaching arms and legs, it is best to tighten the joints as much as possible because they tend to loosen quite a bit when the joints are moved later when your item is finished.

How long does it take to sew a memory bear?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE MY MEMORY BEAR? – Standard Turn Around – Once your clothes have been received, it will take approximately 8-12 weeks to complete each Memory Bear. If you require your order before a specific date, please let us know in advance & we will try our hardest to achieve this.

How many shirts does it take to make a memory bear?

How many clothes can you use in one Memory Bear? How many clothes can you use in one Memory Bear? We get this questions often. We can use from one, two, three. or up to 6 different articles of clothing in one Bear. The most important thing is to send what is special to you and brings back the best memories! Everyone is different and have different clothes they would like saved.

  1. In general, we try to use ALL the clothes sent to us- unless specifically requested.
  2. With that in mind, it’s helpful to pin notes on your clothes with specific requests like: definitely use this, use this logo, use as much of this as possible, only use if needed, etc.
  3. We also love reading what memories you made in these clothes- so include a personal note if you feel so inclined.

You have the option to have unused clothes and scraps sent back with the finished keepsake at no charge under 3lbs. With that in mind please limit the amount of clothing you send to save on shipping costs. Memory Bears are approximately 17 inches tall so we don’t need a whole box of clothing sent to us for just one bear.

Who makes teddy bears out of flannel shirts?

15″ CLASSIC VERMONT FLANNEL BEAR Vermont Flannel and Vermont Teddy Bear have teamed up to bring you the Vermont Flannel Bear. Dressed in a cozy Vermont Flannel shirt, this 15″ handcrafted honey bear is designed to give and receive a lifetime of love, comfort, and cuddles.

  • Featuring fully-jointed, classic Vermont Teddy Bear construction and an organic cotton shirt complete with a Vermont Flannel label and buttons, Vermont Flannel Bear is a beloved heirloom gift for kids ages 3 to 103.
  • Using a combination of ultra-soft 100% organic cotton flannel, the softest fur, and 100% recycled stuffing, each bear is meticulously hand cut and sewn in Vermont by Vermont artisans.

Guaranteed for life. Bear’s full height is 15″ and 11″ when seated. LIFETIME GUARANTEE* All Vermont Teddy Bears are guaranteed for life! If anything ever happens to your bear, it can be sent to the Vermont Teddy Bear Hospital in Shelburne, VT, where we’ll nurse them back to perfect health.

*Applies to Bear only, not Vermont Flannel shirt. This Bear is safe for all ages. However, some added outfits or accessories may not be. Please remove any outfit or accessories before giving this Bear to a child younger than 3 years of age. HANDMADE IN VERMONT Each Vermont Flannel Bear is crafted by hand including fabric cutting, sewing, eye and joint placement, paw pad personalization, measured stuffing, and precise back-stitching.

Production occurs in the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory located in Shelburne, Vermont using both imported materials and 100% recycled stuffing sourced in the USA. Vermont Flannel fabric is produced with organic cotton at the finest mills in Europe, brushed beyond reason for extraordinary softness.

Asked By: Fred Reed Date: created: Oct 22 2023

Where are Dean’s teddy bears made

Answered By: Oswald Roberts Date: created: Oct 22 2023

Dean’s Plush Bears – Founded in London in 1903, Dean’s were the first British company to produce teddy bears, and have been doing so for over a hundred years! Now they can be found in Pontypool, Gwent, where the production of limited edition collectable teddy bears made the company one of the most-loved manufacturers in the UK.

    Who is the best bear maker in the world?

    Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. The history of the company sometimes reads like a fairytale! Margarete Steiff contracted polio when she was just 18 months old, which meant that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

    However, this spirited and courageous young woman was not going to let her life be defined by her disability. She learnt sewing and tailoring and soon became a very skilled seamstress. She started up her own small business, initially making ladies’ and children’s clothes, but soon diversified into other products.

    Little did she know, when she was working on a little felt elephant to be used as a pincushion, that she was laying the foundation stone for the international company of the future, Margarete Steiff GmbH. Margarete Steiff founded her company in 1880 and was joined in 1897 by her nephew Richard Steiff.

    He was to become the most important figure in the history of the teddy bear. Richard was a talented artist and to get ideas and inspiration he would often visit zoos to sketch the animals. He was particularly fascinated with the brown bears and wanted to make a soft toy that would capture their spirit and charm.

    Starting with stationary bears made from a course fabric called berlap, Richard then designed the classic bear on wheels. Still not happy that this toy captured the movement of the wild bear he loved, he then spent years developing a limb jointing system.

    • In 1902 Richard Steiff designed the very first jointed teddy bear, which had string jointing.
    • This was followed by rod jointed bears and then in 1905 Richard’s perfected bear with the revolutionary disk jointing, which is still used today.
    • These bears were gifted with movement and over the following years their descendants took the world by storm.

    The company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. By sticking to this over the years the company name has became synonymous with high-quality soft toys, and in particular teddy bears, all over the world. The company is also well known for its “Button in Ear” trademark.

    Today the company produces a wide range of soft toys from baby products to limited edition pieces for collectors and everything in between. There really is something for almost everyone! The Bear Garden has stocked Steiff since opening in 1992 and has been one of their largest UK retailers ever since.

    We even run trips to the factory in Giengen, so that collectors can visit the birthplace of the teddy bear! View our great collection of Steiff Bears, click here!

    How good is a bears memory?

    We’ll say it again: 7. Bears rarely turn down a snack ( even if it’s in a tent or cooler) – When bears are drawn to cabins or campsites, it’s because they’re looking for food. And if they find it, they’ll be back. Bears have an excellent long-term memories, especially when it comes to where they’ve found food in the past. That’s why it’s so important for campers to keep their campsite clean and free of scents that attract wildlife. If you have a vehicle, pack all your food in containers and keep it in your trunk. This includes anything with a smell, so pack up those toiletries and clothes you have cooked in. In the backcountry, hang your food at least 4 metres above ground, on a branch 3 metres from the trunk.

    Can you make memory bear from jumper?

    Sometimes a single item of clothing can bring memories flooding back, and that’s why our cardigan or jumper memory bear is so popular. It has all the same features of our classic bear, but we encourage customers to send us a particular jumper or cardigan, which we then create the cardigan/ jumper look.

    Asked By: Jeremiah Diaz Date: created: Feb 28 2023

    Where makes teddies out of clothes

    Answered By: Timothy Lopez Date: created: Mar 01 2023

    Teddy Bears Made From Deceased Clothing Our gorgeous teddy memory bears can be created from the clothing of your lost loved ones. Deciding what to do with the clothing of a deceased family member or friend can often find you putting their clothes into storage or giving them away.

    Is there a market for old teddy bears?

    Is there a market for old teddy bears? – Yes, there is a market for old stuffed bears! There are plenty of collectors who would love to add a special antique bear to their collections.

    What is the teddy bear designer brand?

    As far as mascots go, few are as recognisable as the Moschino Teddy Bear.

    What size are memory bears?

    MEMORY BEARS – Memory bears are jointed and come in 4 sizes: 12″ (small), 15″ (medium), 17″ (large), and 20″ (extra large). These bears are fully jointed with movable arms and legs and can be made from fur, fabric, or neckties. Additional cost for thick fur, initial setting, monogramming, and special details.

    Fur Memory Bears : $279, all sizes Fabric Memory Bears : $279, all sizes

    Extra Detailing: $20 Additional

    Necktie Memory Bears : $279, one size only – 15″ medium

    Tie Around Neck: $10 Additional

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Baby bears, puppies, and kittens are approximately 8″ in size and can sit in the palm of your hand. The arms and legs are sewn on and do not move. These bears can be made from fabric, neckties, or your fur or ours.

ReMinkie Baby Bears, Puppies, or Kittens : $199

What is the best interfacing for memory bears?

Interfacing – I interface all my memory bears as it makes the fabric stronger so it doesn’t stretch when you stuff your bear. Interfacing also gives your fabric a smoother more professional finish. A woven cotton interfacing works best. To use the interfacing you will need to iron it onto the reverse side of your fabric.

How hard is it to make a teddy bear?

Download Article Download Article Teddy bears make cute and cuddly keepsakes and toys for kids and adults alike. If you’ve ever wanted to make a teddy bear, it’s easy to do! You can use any kind of fabric, use a sewing machine or hand sew your bear, and then personalize it however you like. Try making one for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

  1. 1 Choose soft fabric with your preferred print or color. You can use any type of fabric you like for the bear, but make sure that you have enough to cut out 2 pieces of your pattern. For a bear that’s around 15 by 8 in (38 by 20 cm), you’ll need about 1 ⁄ 2 yd (0.46 m) of fabric. Tip : For a sentimental touch, use fabric from an old pillowcase, a favorite t-shirt, or a baby blanket to make the teddy bear. Just make sure it’s something you’re okay with cutting up first.
  2. 2 Draw or print a teddy bear template to cut your fabric. You can find a free teddy bear-shaped template online, or draw your own on a piece of paper. Make the bear as small or as large as you want it to be.
    • If you’re printing a template, you can also adjust the size of the bear by enlarging or shrinking the image before you print it.


  3. 3 Cut along the lines on the paper pattern. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out your template. Cut slowly and follow the lines carefully to ensure that you don’t end up with any jagged edges. Discard the excess paper after you cut out the template.
    • Make sure that your template includes the seam allowance. If not, cut about 1 ⁄ 2 in (1.3 cm) outside of the lines all the way around the template to provide a seam allowance.
  4. 4 Fold a piece of fabric in half and place the pattern over it. Smooth out the fabric so there are no lumps or bumps in it. Then, pin the paper pattern to the fabric. Make sure to pin through both layers of fabric so they don’t slip while you cut. Place 1 pin every 2–3 in (5.1–7.6 cm) all the way around the edges of the pattern.
  5. 5 Cut the fabric along the edges of the paper pattern. Use a sharp pair of fabric scissors to cut along the edges of the paper pattern. Go slowly to avoid creating any jagged edges in the fabric. After you finish cutting, unpin the pattern from the fabric and set it aside.
    • You can keep the pattern and use it again to make more bears if desired.
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  1. 1 Pin the 2 fabric pieces together, outer printed sides facing each other. Line up the edges of the 2 pieces so they are even. Then, insert 1 pin every 2–3 in (5.1–7.6 cm) along the outer edges of the fabric. However, leave a 3 in (7.6 cm) section of the leg unpinned.
    • This gap in the bear’s leg will be necessary to turn the fabric right side out and to insert the stuffing into the bear’s body.
  2. 2 Sew a straight line to secure the 2 pieces. You can do this by machine or by hand. If you’re using a sewing machine, select the straight stitch setting, which is usually number 1. Then, sew along the pinned areas of the fabric to secure the 2 pieces together.
    • Remember to leave the unpinned area on the leg open so you can invert the teddy bear when you are done.
    • Remove the pins as you sew.

    Warning : If you’re using a sewing machine, do not sew over the pins or you may damage the machine.

  3. 3 Cut notches in the edges of the fabric going all the way around the seam. After you complete the seam, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut 1 ⁄ 4 in (0.64 cm) notches in the fabric going all the way around the edges. This will reduce the bulk along the curves in your teddy bear.
    • Be careful not to cut through the seams when you do this. Only cut notches in the fabric along the seams.
  4. 4 Turn the teddy bear right side out. Use the opening you left in the leg to grasp and pull the fabric through. You may also want to use a wooden spoon to push the fabric out, especially at the ends of the bear’s arms, legs, and ears.
  5. 5 Stuff the bear through the opening in the leg. Push stuffing into the gap in the bear’s leg and all the way into the ends of the legs, arms, ears, and head. Keep stuffing the bear until it is plump. Use a wooden spoon to push the stuffing into hard to reach spots, such as the ends of its legs and arms.
    • You can use polyfill fiber stuffing, cotton balls, scrap fabric, or even yarn to fill the teddy bear.
  6. 6 Pin up the gap in the bear’s leg. Once you are happy with the level of stuffing, fold over the edges of the fabric along the opening in the bear’s leg. Press the edges of the fabric together to close the gap in the leg and poke the filling back into the leg if needed. Then, insert 2 to 3 pins to secure the fabric together along the opening.
  7. 7 Sew a stitch by hand along the pinned edge to close the leg. Thread a needle with the same color thread you used to sew the seam, then tie a knot in the end of the thread. Insert the needle into the fabric about 1 ⁄ 4 in (0.64 cm) from the folded edges of the pinned area.
    • Tie a knot to secure the thread at the end of the seam and cut the excess thread about 1 ⁄ 4 in (0.64 cm) from the knot.
    • Make sure that you remove the pins after you finish sewing.
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  1. 1 Draw the eyes, nose, and mouth on the fabric for a quick and easy face. If you have a fabric marker that will show up on your fabric, you can use it to draw a face on your teddy bear. Draw eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Make your bear look happy, sad, grumpy, or surprised depending on what you want.
    • For example, you could draw 2 circles with dots in the center of them and raised eyebrows for a look of surprise, a big toothy grin for a happy bear, or a straight line for a neutral expression.

    Tip : Make sure that the marker is permanent so it won’t fade or wash off the first time you launder the bear.

  2. 2 Sew 3 buttons on for a pair of eyes and a nose. This will give your bear a cute, homemade look. Thread a needle and sew 2 buttons onto the face for the eyes. Sew 1 button on for the nose. Insert the needle in and out of the fabric and all holes in each button to secure them well. Then, cut the thread as close to the button as possible.
    • You may want to sew the buttons onto the fabric before you sew the 2 pieces together. This will enable you to tie knots on the back side of the fabric, which will make the buttons more secure.
    • Try using 2 like-sized buttons for the eyes and a larger button for the nose.
  3. 3 Glue on eyes, nose, and a mouth if you don’t want to draw or sew. Another way to attach your bear’s facial features is to use fabric glue or hot-glue to secure them. Choose buttons, plastic eyes, or cut out fabric facial features. Apply the glue to the fabric where you want to attach the buttons, plastic eyes, or fabric facial features and then press them into place.
    • If using hot glue, let the glue gun warm up for at least 10 minutes before using it. Be careful not to get any of the glue on your skin since it can burn you.
  4. 4 Add extra embellishments to personalize your bear. As a special finishing touch for your bear, tie a ribbon around its neck, put a teddy bear t-shirt on it, or write its name on a small scrap of fabric and glue it onto the bear like a nametag. You can also draw on the bear, add extra buttons, or glue patches onto it if desired.
    • For example, you could glue 3 buttons in a vertical row on the bear’s stomach to give the appearance of shirt buttons.
    • Or, get a heart-shaped patch and glue it onto the bear’s chest where its heart would be.
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  • Question Can I use something other than buttons? Yes, you could use any round objects that can be sewn onto your bear, like round pieces of fabric. Buttons are easy because they have holes in them for the thread though.
  • Question Were do l buy the things needed to make a teddy bear? You could buy them from any craft or fabric store like Hobby lobby, Michael’s, or Jo-Ann fabrics.
  • Question Which material would be better for using as stuffing? You could use cotton balls or old stuffing (perhaps from other stuffed animals). Cotton batting is also a popular stuffing material.

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  • Teddy bear template
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • 1 ⁄ 2 yd (0.46 m) of fabric
  • Sewing machine or needle
  • Thread
  • Polyfill stuffing, scrap fabric, cotton balls, or yarn
  • Fabric marker (optional)
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Embellishments, such as patches, ribbon, scrap fabric, etc. (optional)

Article Summary X If you want to make a cute and cuddly teddy bear as a toy for a child or a keepsake for an adult, all you need is fabric, stuffing, and some embellishments! Pick a soft fabric with a print or color that you know they’ll like. Once you have a fabric, fold it in half and pin a template of a teddy bear to it.

What is memory bear pattern?

This memory bear sewing pattern is designed to make a teddy bear from many types of fabric, including old clothes such as knit t-shirts, light sweaters, etc. Transform your loved one’s clothes into an everlasting keepsake toy! # memorybearsewingpattern #keepsakebearpattern.

How do you weigh a memory bear?

Weighted Memory Bears : What We Do Some bereaved parents report that they physically ache to hold their baby. For this reason, No Footprint Too Small offers weighted memory bears to serve as therapeutic tools. Our weighted memory bears can provide mothers not only a meaningful gift in memory of their baby, but a gift that has the potential to offer the mother comfort and healing.

Our weighted memory bears can be made out of sentimental material such as a onesie, baby blanket, or other special material provided by the family. NFTS is also more than happy to provide the material if the requestor or recipient does not wish to provide specific material. Each bear is filled with either sand or rice to weigh the exact birth weight of the baby.

The baby’s name, birth date, and birth weight is then embroidered on a heart that is sewn onto the bear’s belly. We rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters. With this in mind, only bear requests that are followed by a minimum $35 donation to help offset the costs of production and mailing can be filled at this time.

  • To order a weighted memory bear for yourself or someone else, click,
  • Please read prior to continuing to the order form** In order to remain consistent with our mission and to remain responsible stewards of donor funding, we only provide weighted memory bears in honor of babies that have passed away.

Requests for weighted memory bears as mementos for living babies will not be processed.

“Braxton’s weighted bear gives me a sense of hope on the days that feel hopeless. Honestly, without it I’m not too sure I would be in the place I’m at now. I’m not saying it’s easy, I’m not saying all the pain is gone, but on the worst of days, our bear, made from Braxton’s onesie, is the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.” “I don’t really know what to say about the bear. It is a comfort when I am really missing Brielle. When I want to dedicate time to thinking of Brielle, I usually spend that time holding the bear and thinking of her.”

: Weighted Memory Bears : What We Do

How much does it cost to build to bears?

How Much Does a Build-A-Bear Cost? The base cost of many Build-A-Bear furry friends starts at $14 while our most expensive base stuffed animal is $40. The prices customers see in our online store matches what you will find at a brick-in-mortar location.

Asked By: Edward Lopez Date: created: Apr 05 2023

How many shirts does it take to make a memory bear

Answered By: Gerld Collins Date: created: Apr 07 2023

How many clothes can you use in one Memory Bear? How many clothes can you use in one Memory Bear? We get this questions often. We can use from one, two, three. or up to 6 different articles of clothing in one Bear. The most important thing is to send what is special to you and brings back the best memories! Everyone is different and have different clothes they would like saved.

In general, we try to use ALL the clothes sent to us- unless specifically requested. With that in mind, it’s helpful to pin notes on your clothes with specific requests like: definitely use this, use this logo, use as much of this as possible, only use if needed, etc. We also love reading what memories you made in these clothes- so include a personal note if you feel so inclined.

You have the option to have unused clothes and scraps sent back with the finished keepsake at no charge under 3lbs. With that in mind please limit the amount of clothing you send to save on shipping costs. Memory Bears are approximately 17 inches tall so we don’t need a whole box of clothing sent to us for just one bear.

Asked By: Reginald Stewart Date: created: Jun 22 2023

How much material is needed for a memory bear

Answered By: Tyler Gonzales Date: created: Jun 22 2023

Each Bear or Keepake is made from approximately twenty-five different pieces, so we can use up to twenty-five different pieces of fabric to make a very eclectic patchwork Bear or we can make a Bear from just one piece of adult clothing too, or five or six pieces if it’s a baby’s or child’s clothing.

Will build-a-bear Restuff your bear for free?

Build-A-Bear Will Fix Your Bear in Store for FREE – Build-a-Bear will restuff a stuffed animal that has come unstuffed. I read this in an online forum and was skeptical. The commenter suggested it is best to go during a slow time. The Twin Cities has two Build-a-Bear locations – Rosedale Mall and Mall of America.

  • As the Mall of America rarely has slow times, I decided to go to Rosedale.
  • In order to avoid crowds, I took off work on a Friday when my kids had off of school, but Roseville schools were in session.
  • Unfortunately, life got in the way and we didn’t make it to Build-a-Bear until Saturday around 10am — the absolute worst time to go to the mall.

I went in with every expectation that I would be sent away or asked to come back another day. Instead, we were greeted by a bear builder who immediately said she could help. She looked over our bear and said, “I’ll just go sew up some of these holes before we start.”