If you’re a proud mom or dad, then you definitely don’t want to throw away your child’s old baby clothes. And you don’t have to! “Memory Bears” are the newest DIY trend that allows you to keep your child’s baby clothes as a keepsake while turning it into something useful.
Making a memory bear requires only a few things. Old baby clothes, a sewing kit, and a bear. Once the bear is finished, it will be completely encompassed in your child’s old onesie and you’ll be super nostalgic for those old times.
If you’re looking for a structured, step-by-step guide, follow the steps below to create your first memory bear!
Step 1: Gather all of the materials you’re going to be using. You’re going to need a sewing kit or machine, so make sure you have that handy as well. Lay out everything you’re going to be using.
Step 2: Trace all the pieces included in the kit and cut around them leaving around 1/8 of an inch around the borders. Iron out the interfacing pieces with sticky glue facing the back of the fabric. Then, cut the pieces out accurately on those traced lines.
Step 3: Sew different pieces together like the face and the forehead of the bear. Follow-up with the eyes and ears, side pieces, and the back of the head. Continue on with the rest of the body piece by piece until the bear is completely covered.
Step 4: Stuff the bear! Start off with the legs, arms, head, and then the tummy area last. Then sew up the remaining opening.
This cutie patootie bear was made out of pajamas! When Gia out grew her favorite pajamas she asked that we not donate them. That’s when I remembered that one of my students parents @teamsandersonalltheway makes memory bears. The awesome thing is that with every bear purchase, she makes another one and donates it to the children’s hospital. She’s amazing and finished it so fast. I can’t wait to give it to Gia for her birthday but it’s not til July. I can’t take it, she is going to love it! You can see more bears @barefootgypsysewing on fb #memorybear #memorybears #stuffedbear #creativity #newbear
There’s really no right or wrong way to do it. If you’re not a huge sewer (like me) just sew it all up according to how you want it to look! As long as your bear holds the memories of that onesie, that’s all that matters.
The lovely little Scarlett’s clothing came with a special little note from mummy about how precious the white flowery sleepsuit was because Scarlett’s little fingers kept peeking out of the little mitts on the sleeve 😍. ⠀ ⠀ With this treasured piece of information we decided that we needed to include the sleeve of this sleepsuit so that this precious memory was a part of her Ooo Bear forever – I can imagine mummy telling Scarlett over and over again about this sleepsuit and how wonderful her tiny fingers looked as they poked through the cuffs ❤️. I can imagine them laughing as Scarlett tries to get her fingers back inside the cuffs and this then becoming a special memory all of its own. ⠀ ⠀ Little notes are so precious to us as they allow us a little peek into your world and let us know what memories you cherish .. without Scarlett’s mummy’s little note the cuffs would not have been made a feature, and this story maybe not shared in the same way as it can be now .😍 ⠀ ⠀ Love her lots Scarlett xXx ⠀ ⠀ #ooobear #keepsakes #babyclothing #memorymonday #memorybears #preciousmemories #sewingforkids #babykids #childrenswear #childrensclothing #angelbaby #teddybears #cherisheverymoment #thelittlethings #lovedones #familymoments #happychild #treasuredmemories #missyou #foreverinourhearts #mumanddaughter #mumandson #babysroom #babyroomdecor #momentsintime #timestoodstill
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