One of my favourite things to make is the special Memory Bears. I have a steady stream of requests which is nice and also make some time for some personal dressmaking too. All in all I just love my sewing.
There is something especially lovely about taking a pile of clothes and turning them into a bear. Something that can be cuddled and treasured.
The nicest part is knowing that someone else will look at their bear and see all those memories of the person who wore the clothes. It might be someone young or old. A baby or a grown up. It could be someone past or present and any fabric will work.
It might be a stack of baby clothes. Or it could be shirts.
I love making the baby bears. Usually these are for mums to remember their child’s baby days in a special way rather than clothes in a box. But it could be a remembrance bear which is something both sad and special at the same time.
Sometimes the bears are made from dressmaking fabric I have. Usually these are special requests in fabrics that the new owner will love. This heart bear has been made for a special brave lady who has spent months in hospital fighting for her life and thankfully is now on the road to recovery.
Having a bear made is easy.
1. Gather up the clothes and send them to me.
2. I make the bear and send it back. This usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks. Sometimes faster if especially requested. I can also add special stitched messages too.
I do this by hand so restrict this to names , dates and or short messages. I am about to make 2 grandpa bears for 2 little boys who live a long way away from their grandpa and will stitch their names on the feet.
If you are interested please message me. My email address is on my site and my fb page and twitter account are here too.