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November: Meet Bernard

Teddy bears have a rich history, they are among the first fabric toys that were made, after the rag doll of course. At the time they were made of mohair fabric and filled with straw. Now the teddy bear is one of the most common toys, they come in all kinds of shapes, styles and colors. One thing they have in common is that they are extra cuddly.

To make an extra soft teddy bear, I chose one of my precious cashmere sweaters. I have a special sewing stash, a bag full of recycled knits. A few pieces of well-chosen felt and there you have it, Bernard, a colorful little teddy bear. His #1 goal in life: to make everyone smile, even extra serious people who never smile.

Happy sewing 🧸


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