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« on: February 05, 2015 08:47:18 AM »

I still have had my cheerleading sweatshirt from high school. It's been slowly disintegrating, from being well-loved and often worn, for about 16 years. It finally got too holey to wear, even in private. But, I still didn't want to throw it away! Tongue That's why it got recycled into a giant teddy bear.

I came up with the pattern based on some I found on google images and one that I purchased. It took me a couple of tries to get the head gusset correct, and he still has a giant head. Undecided The stitching is in red - school colors. He's wearing some of my son's clothes that have been out-grown (size 18 month). His arms and legs are button-jointed, and his eyes are just big, black buttons.



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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015 08:53:24 AM »

He's cute! What a great way to keep your sweatshirt around.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015 07:27:43 PM »

Very cute. Nice recycle for clothing that you don't want to disappear. The little overalls are a nice touch, too. Perhaps a keepsake for when your son has kids to share them with? To show grandbabies your teddy, and say..Daddy used to wear these, and Grandma, too {for your cheerleading part}.  Grin I don't think the head looks too big.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015 12:52:33 AM »

Oh he's absolutely delightful! I think he 'big' head is just fine (I think big heads are adorable! Wink) and such a sentimental touch making it from your jumper. Cheesy
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