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.

You can take this class, and ALL of the other video classes by joining Teddy Bear Academy for one low monthly price.

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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.

Jolly VanJingle – Christmas Elf Teddy Bear Making Class


Please meet Jolly VanJingles - one of Santa's teddy bear elves.
He 9" tall, 7" sitting. He has a bent leg design and is designed to sit.
Jolly VanJingles also has bent arms.
He is easy to make as does not have foot pads or paw pads,
and he is all dressed up for Christmas!

I have just added the pattern and class for my bear "Jolly VanJingles" to Teddy Bear Academy.  His pattern is free to members and will not be available anywhere else.  The only way to get Jolly's pattern is to join Teddy Bear Academy and get it for free.

The regular price of membership will eventually be $14.95/ month, but I am offering membership at an introductory rate of $7.95/month.  Your rate will be locked in when you sign up regardless of future price increases.  Cancel anytime!  See the FAQ link on the website.

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Next month  the Teddy Bear Jointing class will be added.  See the list of upcoming classes here!