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TIPS FOR PULLING YOUR BEAR TOGETHER

Tips & Hints | Bear Making Terms

Clothes and Bows and Things....

Check out bear clothes patterns, knitted or sewn
Adapt doll clothes patterns—use fabrics with really small patterns and prints.
Cut down baby clothes.
try silk ties, hats, gloves, mitts
Antique baby/doll clothes
Shawls can be made from lace collars
Jazz up a craft store straw hat by adding ribbons, silk flowers applied with a glue gun
Spell the name using baby bracelet name beads
Use beautiful buttons as an accent Search out some old baby shoes or sandals
Search out some old baby shoes or sandals
Add a bell on a cord or ribbon Make clothes using baby clothes patterns (18" bear approximately newborn size) and there are great preemie patterns which can be suitable
Make clothes using baby clothes patterns (18" bear approximately newborn size) and there are great preemie patterns which can be suitable
Used clothing stores or thrift stores hold wonderful possibilities Try earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pocket watches, sunglasses & reading glasses to add character Cut down vintage clothing to create a classic or nostalgic look Sometimes an oversize bow on the head, headband or collar are all that's needed
Try earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pocket watches, sunglasses & reading glasses to add character Cut down vintage clothing to create a classic or nostalgic look Sometimes an oversize bow on the head, headband or collar are all that's needed
Cut down vintage clothing to create a classic or nostalgic look Sometimes an oversize bow on the head, headband or collar are all that's needed
Sometimes an oversize bow on the head, headband or collar are all that's needed
Make a simple vest using crafters felt. Check out the scarf & muffler rack at a second hand store.
Check out the scarf & muffler rack at a second hand store.


Set the Mood ....

Old play china, children's furniture and toys
Look in stores for miniatures that may suit
Check out key chains; they often have bear sized accessories
Have your bear sit on a book, pillow or hat box
Hide a box under a long skirt to make a bear appear taller
Get a bear/doll stand to hold a bear upright
Parasols, strollers, sleighs, buggies, cribs—you are limited only by your imagination
Have your bear hold a ted of their own

Double Growlers ...

Place two growlers beside each other
Place one growler reversed to the other so that holes of each are opposite
Tape the growlers together firmly with strong tape
Lay the growlers horizontally into the body cavity
Pack stuffing around so they will not be felt from the outside


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