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« on: February 12, 2011 07:07:48 PM »

This was my very first attempt at making a teddy bear - a memory bear for my Mother-in-law made from her late husband's clothing.  I used Simplicity pattern 5461 for the pattern, two dress shirts in coordinating colors, and two small buttons from another dress shirt for the eyes.  The nose is just a scrap of felt stitched onto the face.  The bow is a little wonky, and I over stuffed him a little too much so he won't sit up on his own without support, but overall I was very pleased with the way he turned out.  I really enjoyed making this bear... perhaps I will try my hand at poppets next!

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011 09:08:41 AM »

That is wonderful! I love that it has special meaning to your mil, not just that you made it for her. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011 03:23:49 PM »

He came out great, especially for a first teddy bear. I'm going to have to make memory bears from my late father's clothes, now. Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 12:05:57 PM »

He looks wonderful! I've been wanting to make a teddy for awhile. I may just have to go find that pattern Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011 12:30:10 PM »

I think your bear turned out very well! 
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011 10:43:50 AM »

This is so cool!!!  Wink  I think it's great you made it from from your Mother-in-Law Late Husband's clothes. I just love this recycling clothes into useful things. I'm sure your Mother-in-Law will love this & especially that you made it also!!!  Smiley

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