Take a Peek Inside of Intercal – an American Teddy Bear Making Supplier of Mohair and More!

I loved watching this visit to Intercal and I hope you do as well.  Johnna shows off many of her bear making furs and also explains how to choose your mohair.

Good Weekend To Stay Inside and Make Teddy Bears!

Oh my gosh.... it's going to be so cold here in central Kentucky this weekend.. single digits!  That sounds like a good time to stay inside and work on making teddy bears!

I know that some people have trouble with sewing the footpads on teddy bears.  This mini class is inside of Teddy Bear Academy and will show you my easy way to insert teddy bear footpads.

For one low monthly fee, you will have access to this video course and all of the other video bear making workshops inside of Teddy Bear Academy.  It's like Netflix for teddy bear making videos!  Get instant access HERE!

Making Old, Primitive & Antique Style Bears

This is the latest new class that is in progress here at Teddy Bear Academy.  More videos will be added to the class weekly until it is complete.

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Video transcript below....

Have you ever wanted to make teddy bears that look old and well loved?  In this class I will show you how I do that.  With this video I go over fabric selection, which is the first step.

Here is a selection of some of the mohair fabrics I will be creating my antique looking bears from.  Most of these fabrics are sparse fabrics.  I want my bears to look a little well loved and worn so I often start with fabrics that are sparse, and so already look a little bit worn.

I have here a couple of 1" long sparse fabrics.  I will use these long fabrics on bears about 12"-14" high or larger.  I also have some shorter sparse fabrics that I will use on smaller bears.  I have some that are 5/8" long and even 1/4" long.  As I mentioned earlier, I can use these on my smaller bears, but I will also use them on my 12" - 14" bears.  I can use the shorter mohairs on the bigger bears, but with the antique style bears it just doesn't look right to use longer mohairs on smaller bears.

These last two fabrics are NOT sparse, but they are shorter fabrics - about 1/4" and 3/8" long.  I will use these on my antique style bears as well for a different look.

I have one more source for teddy bear fur for antique looking bears, and that is thrift shops!  I found this antique coat at Goodwill.  I'm not exactly sure what type of material this is, but I looked at it and immediately "saw" that some wonderful old antique looking bears could be created from this coat.

YOU – My Bear Making Students & Collectors – Made it Possible, thank you!

Full time teddy bear maker - thank you!

Today my heart is just so very full that I had to post.
Last Monday, my boyfriend hit his head very hard during a fall and landed in the ER.  Thankfully no fluid on the brain, no cracks in the scull.  But for the whole week he was having a very hard time with dizziness and then nausea.  He saw a doc and was diagnosed and treated for a form of positional vertigo.  He has to stay home for 3 more days and has restrictions on movement.  Thankfully I have been able to be there for him to to help with whatever needs doing.

3+ years ago my Mother had a brain aneurysm burst and was in the ICU for a month, another month in the hospital and 5 months in rehab.  I was so happy to be able to be there with her at the hospital every day for 2 months, then 2-3 times a week for 5 months at the rehab center 90 minutes away.

Quite a while ago my daughter was in high school.... right about when I started to go full time with bears.  For the first time in her life, I was able to be there for her after school.  I remember telling her that I was sorry I wasn't there after school for her when she was younger.  She told me not to worry about it, that she REALLY liked coming home now and being able to talk with me about her day.

If it were not for all of my wonderful bear making students & teddy bear collectors... NONE of this would have been possible!  I would have had to go to work.  Thank you!!!!

Another Bear Making Supplier in South Africa!

Hi all!

I just wanted to let you know about another bear making supplier in South Africa.  It's Creative Me Studios:  http://www.creativeme.co.za  This business is owned by Megan Wallace.

Megan offers a wide assortment of patterns as well as mohair, eyes, noses, teddy bear joints, accessories, and tools to assist in your sewing and bear making.

A Sneak Peek Inside of Teddy Bear Academy

Tip When Tracing Teddy Bear Patterns

I don't know about you, but I make a total mess of my hands when I trace out my teddy bear patterns.  I always get marker on my fingers and fingernails, and that stuff does not wash off easily!

So I finally realized the obvious - if I wear gloves while tracing the patterns, my hands will stay clean!  I use regular rubber gloves for cleaning.  They are thinner and easier to use than dishwashing gloves.  I found mine in the cleaning aisle of the grocery store.  I've also seen them in auto parts stores.

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Pixie Bear Pattern Available for Sale

Only Available Until Friday February 19th!

Pixie Teddy Bear Pattern by Laura Lynn

Pixie Teddy Bear Pattern by Laura Lynn

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