A friend recently started making memory bears. I had never heard of them and hers are so cute I just had to tell you about them.
She has made these using discarded clothing as well as yardage. She has also successfully used upholstery fabric for some different textures.
If you want to give it a try, here is the pattern she uses. It’s available from Studio Stitch. (If you don’t see it on their website, just phone them.)
If you want to know more, here is her contact information. I refer friends who want a memory bear to her, since making stuffed animals is not in my skill set!
Kristine Rimmey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week I’ll tell you about a particularly spectacular memory bear she made from a wedding dress. Please stay tuned!