Cheryl Hutchinson's Profile

About

Welcome to my world of "warm fuzzies!" I'm what you call a teddy bear artist, a soft-sculpture artist, or just a plain old teddy bear maker. I make one-of-a-kind teddy bears and critters which are adopted from all over the world. Here at my Etsy shop, I offer unique patterns for jointed teddy bears, critters, and felt dolls for those of you who are more DIY-inspired. The stuffed lovelies you'll create from my patterns will bring love and warmth to you, your children, your grandchildren, or anyone young at heart.

This journey started in the fall of 2008 when a friend suggested that I needed a teddy bear to cuddle because I was going through a tough time in my life due to health issues. Being the researcher that I am, I scoured the internet for sweet bears and happily stumbled upon the world of artist teddy bears. A world I didn’t even know existed prior to then! Soon I was…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 28
  • Joined July 26, 2009

Favorite materials

Mohair, felt, embroidery floss, thread, glass eyes, stuffing, cotter pins, jointing disks, patterns

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About

Welcome to my world of "warm fuzzies!" I'm what you call a teddy bear artist, a soft-sculpture artist, or just a plain old teddy bear maker. I make one-of-a-kind teddy bears and critters which are adopted from all over the world. Here at my Etsy shop, I offer unique patterns for jointed teddy bears, critters, and felt dolls for those of you who are more DIY-inspired. The stuffed lovelies you'll create from my patterns will bring love and warmth to you, your children, your grandchildren, or anyone young at heart.

This journey started in the fall of 2008 when a friend suggested that I needed a teddy bear to cuddle because I was going through a tough time in my life due to health issues. Being the researcher that I am, I scoured the internet for sweet bears and happily stumbled upon the world of artist teddy bears. A world I didn’t even know existed prior to then! Soon I was busily cutting, sewing, and stuffing my first mohair teddy bear from a pattern. Right from the start, my head started spinning with ideas for bears of my own design. I was officially hooked—you could say it was love at first stitch!

It's very important to me to offer my collectors and my Etsy customers the highest quality products possible. I'm over the moon that my hard work and fussiness seems to have paid off. I've been featured in many international magazines and have won many international awards for my bears including a 2012 TOBY Industry Choice Award and a 2011 TOBY Industry Choice Award. The TOBYs are one of the most prestigious awards in the bear artist world. I've also won a 2012 Judges Choice, 2012 People's Choice, and 2013 Judges Choice in the Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards. Unbelievable!

I hope my patterns bring a smile to your face, joy to your heart, and comfort to your soul. If you would like to know what is going on in my neck of the woods, check out my blog. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for joining me on this lovely, cuddly journey,
Cheryl Hutchinson

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