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
Love the teddy out of baby clothes!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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! :DReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete