Saturday, 16 April 2016

Showcasing ~ Baby Clothes Memory Bear ~ Pattern & Tutorial

We all have those special items of baby and toddler clothes that we just can't bear to part with. Most end up packed away in a cupboard, where they can't be seen. Turn a sentimental garment into a memory bear, so it can be put on display and seen by all.


Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts, shows how to make a Baby Clothes Memory Bear, using either woven or knit fabric. The comprehensive tutorial begins with deconstructing the pre-loved garment. You can always practise with other fabric first if you are nervous about cutting into a cherished garment. There is a free pattern and step by step instructions to make a super cute little bear. Lindsay even made a tiny blanket so she could utilise the pocket from the original garment.


Or how about making a cushion from a special piece of clothing. I used the front of a much loved t-shirt as the feature on this fun cushion.

Lindsay added her memory bear to the Softies, Dolls & Toys link party. There are a few new links you may like to check out...
  • Mommy Pig and Piglets
  • Waldorf Doll and Quilt
  • Crochet Animal Snugglies
  • Puzzle Balls
  • Minecraft Creeper

... Pam

6 comments:

  1. Love the teddy out of baby clothes!

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  2. We have been clearing out the attic and have come across boxes of baby clothes, I think I need to check out this tutorial Pam!

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  3. I got lost in all the links and was rather surprised when I x'd out to return here. I found a manatee stuffie on that link party that I somehow missed that MUST happen! Thanks once again for some fun projects.

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  4. That teddy bear is so cute! I thought about making something like that with my daughter's baby clothes, and have kept some favorite, but have not made anything! and now she is like 6! :D

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  5. All of these ideas are great for using those little items that are so cherished. That little pillow you made from the shirt is simply adorable!

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  6. Very cute little bear, great cushion too, I've never thought to feature clothes in a cushion like that, I'll be looking at out grown outfits in a different way now.

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