MakeATeddy

Make your own teddy with our patterns, kits & materials

Romney Marsh, England | 153 Sales

MakeATeddy

Make your own teddy with our patterns, kits & materials

Romney Marsh, England 153 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   We are Barbara and Andy Cunningham of Barbara Ann Bears, we have been making bears since 1990 and selling bears and patterns on Etsy since 2012, we are moving our patterns and bear making materials to this 'Make A Teddy'
shop so that we can expand our range and make it more straightforward.

All our patterns are full sized and they have complete instructions with diagrams to help you make them. We use a sewing machine to make our bears but the patterns can also be used for sewing by hand, you will receive our undying admiration if you do!

We usually use mohair to make our bears, sometimes crushed velvet, you can use other materials as long as they are strong enough and flexible enough, we use cotton batting to back weaker materials, we know some people like to use old clothes to make bears and that's the advice we always give.
If you have any questions please contact us, we're always happy to help.
Thank you
Barbara and Andy

Announcement

Last updated on 07 Jan, 2018

We are Barbara and Andy Cunningham of Barbara Ann Bears, we have been making bears since 1990 and selling bears and patterns on Etsy since 2012, we are moving our patterns and bear making materials to this 'Make A Teddy'
shop so that we can expand our range and make it more straightforward.

All our patterns are full sized and they have complete instructions with diagrams to help you make them. We use a sewing machine to make our bears but the patterns can also be used for sewing by hand, you will receive our undying admiration if you do!

We usually use mohair to make our bears, sometimes crushed velvet, you can use other materials as long as they are strong enough and flexible enough, we use cotton batting to back weaker materials, we know some people like to use old clothes to make bears and that's the advice we always give.
If you have any questions please contact us, we're always happy to help.
Thank you
Barbara and Andy

Barbara and Andy Cunningham

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Barbara and Andy Cunningham

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Last updated on 07 Jan, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to add on a seam allowance to your patterns?

No, all our patterns include the seam allowance. Just cut out the pattern and draw around it.

What happens if I have a problem printing the pattern I've downloaded?

Firstly contact us and tell us about the problem, it's useful to us to know about the problems people might have. We'll try and overcome your problem, we might have to draw around a pattern piece and send it to you in a message for example. If all else fails we'll post you a pattern, you won't be left in the lurch or out of pocket.

Custom and personalised orders

Yes, up to a point.... making bears is what we do, so we'd be very happy to make you a bear. However some of the materials shown are no longer available, so we might have to use something similar (or even different, if you prefer) also we might not be able to replicate the exact same expression, we'll get very close, but like people each bear is different.

Can you send me the materials I need to make the bear shown on your pattern page?

We have all the materials here you need to make your own teddy bear, unfortunately some of the mohair shown in the photos is no longer available, but we have alternatives.
Sending stuffing, pellets or glass beads often costs more than the cost of the items, so if you don't live in the Uk we would suggest you buy these locally, but if that's not possible we will of course post them to you.

Can I make a bear from old clothes or another material?

The main attributes a teddy bear making material should have are; strength, durability, non-stretchiness, colour fastness and being non-flammable. A lot of clothes are quite thin and weak and some are quite stretchy, to overcome this you should use another fabric to back it, such as cotton batting, you should apply this to the back of the fabric, draw around the pattern on the batting and then cut out.

Seller details
Barbara and Andy Cunningham
18 Kingsway
DYMCHURCH, Kent TN29 0LY
United Kingdom