Charlie bear is made to my own pattern. This bear style can be made with jointed ie moveable arms and legs or fixed arms and legs. I am able to offer the fixed limbs bear cheaper as I can make it more quickly.
Charlie has rounded rectangle shape footpads with plenty of room for name and date embroidery. He has a pleat in his ears and a slim face body and limbs.
If you would like more information on my other keepsake bear – Betsy bear – please scroll to below the photos of Charlie Bear.
Examples of Charlie Bears
Here are some examples of Charlie bear keepsakes I have made:
The first is of a memory bear made from a dad’s shirts for his little girls to have something of his to keep. I added a hairbow to make her bear a little more girly.
This next bear is for the same family. Made from a different selection of tops he also sports a bowtie made from the shirts…
This last Charlie Bear was made as an anniversary gift for a couple who love to travel! My client bought flags from each of the countries her brother and sister in law loved the most. And then I made the flags into this bear.
And finally a Charlie Bear made with moveable arms and legs. She is sewn from a patterned blouse and blue cardigan.
Betsy Bear is much plumper all over than Charlie Bear. She has a curved muzzle and stuffed ears. Like Charlie you can choose to have her made with moveable button jointed limbs, or with sewn in limbs. The sewn in limbs bears are cheaper.
Here are some photos of Betsy Bear
This first bear is my demo bear. You can clearly see the rounded shapes of this bear to help you visualise her made in your precious clothing…
This blue and yellow bear is made from two brothers clothes combined. I worked with Thomas and Niall’s mum to make sure each boy’s clothes were prioritised equally throughout their keepsake.
Here is another photo to show you the back of the brothers bear
And finally the side view…
This last Betsy bear was made from a much missed grandmothers clothing. It is made from 4 pieces of clothing including a soft knitted cardigan for the muzzle and body.
How to order
Just pop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org . To see my other styles of keepsake CLICK HERE
How much clothing?
To make you a keepsake bear from baby clothes I will need 8-10 babygros or an equivalent amount of clothing. I can work with any clothes from hats to cardies to dresses to socks and trousers. I say babygros as a guide to the quantity of fabric I need in order to make your keepsake. When you send me your clothes let me know if any particular item is really important to you and I will endeavour to place it in a position where as much of it as possible is on show.
Bereavement bears can be made from a single tshirt or more items depending on which clothes are most precious to you.
Embroidery is always included in the price of your keepsake.
One final word
Keepsake bears are created using the clothes that you send to me. They have black plastic safety eyes and are filled with polyester toy stuffing. Keepsakes are not toys as they cannot be CE tested and often have large areas of handstitching.