Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tips On How To Make Your Own Teddy Bear

By Jayne Rutledge

If you are interested in learning how to make your own teddy bear, you may not know where to begin, especially if you have little experience of crafts and sewing. However, there are many resources available which cater to a variety of skill levels. The following guide includes some helpful tips to get you started.

The first step is to consider what type of soft animal you want to create. You might be surprised to find out there are a seemingly endless number of designs in a range of materials. For instance, you can find patterns and templates for bears in crochet, faux fur and recycled fabric scraps, to name a few.

If you have a craft hobby that you enjoy, you may wish to consider if you can use it to create a bear design. For example, many hobbyists who enjoy felting apply it to making soft animals. You do not have to create a design yourself but can find many craft kits to make it easier. From knitting, to quilting and even clay sculpture, there are kits and patterns to make creating fun and easy.

There are patterns and kits available from a vast range of sellers. One popular method of finding products is by shopping at a local hobby store. As well fabric and soft furnishing stores often offer home craft kits.

In addition, many hobbyists enjoy the convenience of shopping online. The Internet offers a great range of options, from craft store websites to online auctions offering craft kits. In addition, there are numerous blogs and websites dedicated to creative crafts. These often include forums for readers to exchange tips and ideas.

Indeed, the World Wide Web is a fun place to get inspired by perusing projects from crafters all over the world. Many sites include useful how to photographs and videos. These include simple step by step directions to help you to create a special item.

Whatever media you choose, from sculpted clay to felt to faux fur, making the teddy personal will give it a special touch. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this. For instance, a teddy that is a gift for a nurse or doctor could be dressed in medical attire. Another way to personalize is to use recycled clothing for a scrap quilt look that has special meaning to your family.

When it comes to learning to make your own teddy bear, there are a countless number of ideas to make it special. For further tips on this topic, you can find many suggestions on the Internet via craft blogs. As well, a local library or book store is likely to contain guides and books on making your own stuffed animals. In addition, many arts centers offer classes to show you how to create stuffed animals. As always, you should make safety your first priority. If you plan to give the teddy as a gift or involve kids in making it, it is essential to ensure that the project as well as the item you make is safe and age appropriate.

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