I now make 2 styles of memory bear. Charlie Bear and Betsy Bear. I am in the middle of re-writing this blog post so I apologise for the lack of details and photos, more will be added soon.
Charlie bear is made to my own pattern. I created the pattern so it looks jointed ie the arms and legs stand proud of the body. But they are actually sewn onI made the foot pads a rounded off rectangle shape. I love this shape and it means there is plenty of room to embroider the personalisation that you would like.
The pattern for Charlie Bear if you would like to make your own keepsake is available in my Etsy shop just CLICK HERE
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.
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.