Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's a BOY

I worked on this bear many, many hours yesterday so I could show you the final outcome. I am happy to announce It's a BOY !

He are some more pictures of the birth process. He,of course, needed ears. I think sewing on ears is the least favorite task of each bearmaker. Trying to get them even is a challenge, and I often redo them many times.

Now he needs to have his head attached to his body. This is a look inside his back opening. You can see the joint hardware for the arms. The screw sticking out of his head will attach with the same hardware inside the body neck area.

The last step is to close all of the openings. A ladder stich is used as it curls the fabric edges inside to make a smooth seam.

Final touches are made to the face , the bear is brushed, trapped hair picked from all seams, and accessories added. Voila.....Meet Sorry Stanley. Who knows what mischief he has gotten into !!!

I hope you enjoyed watching him come to life. If you are interested in making your own bear there are lots of free patterns on the web. My friend Laura Lynn also offers patterns here ( I would be happy to answer any questions you have along the way. Just email me ! Of course I'd love to see pictures of anything you make.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Stanley is the sweetest little bear.

I have enjoyed visiting your blog.


Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,
Your blog is really interesting. How do you manage to make your bears faces so lovely?

Tammy said...

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog Ladies.

Louise it has taken me a lot of practice and patience to get the bear faces the way I want. I am still perfecting them with each new bear. Those curved scissors I just got are a big help. It is so exciting to watch their personality emerge as the face takes shape.

Hugs, Tammy

Patty B. said...

Tooooo, tooo sweet, Tammy. How fun to watch him emerge from a pelt of fur.
Swan Valley Bears