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MB Fabric

Standard Jointed Fabric-Based Bears

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We make fabric memory bears from one or two different pieces of clothing. We can make these teddy bears from just about any shirt, pants, robe, jacket, blanket, pajamas or garment you have in mind (except wedding dresses, they are a special category). These memory bears have jointed arms and legs that can twist up and down.  This allows the bear to sit on its own for easy display.

Non-Jointed 20″ Fabric Bear

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We now offer a soft, hug-able 20″ non-jointed memory bear option.  This style is offered only in the 20″ size and only from fabric garments. Without the joints, we can under-stuff the bear to make it more cuddly and squishy.  Although this bear does not have paw pads, we can still put embroidery on the foot pad and use an accent color. Without joints, this bear doesn’t sit on its own but it is a great option for younger children who want something to hug and sleep with.

14″-16″ Pillow-Like Non-Jointed Bear

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Our non-jointed “pillow-like” memory bear style comes in 14″ and 16″ and is offered only from fabric garments. Without the joints, we can under-stuff the bear to make it more cuddly and squishy.  Although this bear does not have paw pads, we can still put embroidery on the foot pad and use an accent color. Without joints, this bear doesn’t sit on its own but it is a great option for younger children who want something to hug and sleep with.

Onesie Bear

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We can turn an infant onesie into a huggable custom teddy Bear. The smaller onesies (0-6mos) work best. In order to keep the original onesie arms and legs as much as possible, we end up having to add a contrast fabric. You can send another garment for us to work with, or we will add some of our own fabric at no additional cost  The onsie bears run around 14″-16″ tall.

 

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Each memory bear has acrylic safety-lock eyes, plastic nose and comes with a satin ribbon or simple scarf.

Pricing

  •  Jointed 10″-14″ memory bear = $95 (plus shipping)
  • Jointed 16″-18″ memory bear = $105 (plus shipping)
  • Non-jointed 20″ memory bear = $95 (plus shipping)
  •  Non-jointed 16″ memory bear = $85 (plus shipping)
  • Non-jointed 14″ memory bear = $75 (plus shipping)
  • Onesie Bear (0-6 mos size onesie) = $105 (plus shipping)

Add-Ons:

  • $18 Premium German Glass Eyes (These are a special order and are available in three color options: Brown, Blue and old fashioned Shoe Button Black. (Glass eyes are NOT child safe.)
  • $18 to embroider two (2) initials on one foot per bear (Because the foot pad is not that large, we are limited to two (2) initials per foot.)
  • $18 to embroider initials or name on scarf (I do not have a large, industrial embroidery machine so am limited to a 4″ space but I can put a name on each scarf)
  • Clothing: (I can make the clothing from additional clothing you send, or from the lining of a coat, or from my own selection of fabrics. the cost is the same)

$20 to make a vest
$25 to make a shirt/jacket/jumper
$40 to make a full custom outfit

  • $25 to insert an in-stock 18 note music box We have a limited music selection in stock (check the order form for our current tunes). If you have a specific melody you’d like, you can either supply the music box, or I can try to find it. I will charge the normal $25 insert cost plus whatever the music box costs.

Shipping Information

Shipping is $15 for the first memory bear and $5 per each additional bear. We are located in Dayton, Ohio (45402).

photo badge$18 Photo Badge Send us a photo of your loved one wearing the garment–or just a favorite picture–and we’ll make a badge that can be pinned to your bear. You can email a digital photo or put a photo in with your order.

How to Order

Order formClick the Order Form Graphic and Download the PDF order form.  Fill it out for the type of teddy bear (s) you want.  Send it, along with your garment and payment to:

Fairy Godmother Creations
1001 E Second St #3140
Dayton Ohio 45402

If you you have additional questions or just want to talk to a human being before making your decision, you can contact me at.

Phone: 937-231-5025

Email:Liane@fairygodmothercreations.com

For some reason, AOL doesn’t always allow my emails through. If you have emailed me and don’t receive a response within 24 hours, it means I either didn’t get your email, or my response did not make it to you.

 

Here are a few photo samples of our jointed memory bears, just click on the photo to see more detail

SRbeara01webSRbearc02webMom's Treasured Clothing Becomes Charming Memory BearsA Pair of Bears for Mom and SisterThree Memory Bears for Three Special FriendsButton Down ShirtsJoyce sent me a terry cloth robe, a pair of sweat pants and a shirt. They all belonged to a good friend who passed away. She wanted bears made for her friend's wife and two children. The mix of fabrics made for very bright bears.Deb wanted a special bear made for her daughter's birthday. She sent two sweatshirts with the same graphic on them. We were able to make an applique from the graphic and put it right across the tummy of the bear.Irene Blundell sent us quite a little pile of different garments to have six specific bears made. She wanted two bears with hats and ties from her late husbands garments, two bears from her late mother's robe and night gown and two bears made from a couple of pairs of shorts that were a family joke that her late husband shared in.Robert Wilhelm sent us a sweater jacket that belonged to his late son who passed away in 1968. He wanted three bears made for this three granddaughters. The jacket had a lot of condition issues but we were able to make three 12" bears from it.MB-Pan-husband bearHere is a small photo album of some more of the memory bears we made in November and December. We worked with just about every kind of fabric and fur known to mankind I thinkTodd Thompson sent his late grandfather's robe to have these lovely 24" bears made for his two daughters.Rebecca Morrow Hugh sent some of her late brother-in-law's shirts to have memory bears made for her sister and niece. We mixed the shirt colors to create these two unique bears.Sandy Romkey sent her late brother's shirt to have a memory bear made and sent to her sister-in-law. She had also included a little note that we mounted on to a piece of card stock and put into a matching mini envelope that we attached to the bear's paw.Andrea Rabiner sent us a Michigan Wolverines sweat shirt to have a memory bear made for a friend. We couldn't fit all of the graphics from the shirt, but we did use some of them in the creation of this happy guy.Janet Mollerups sent some clothing items from her late mother to have bears made for her daughters and granddaughters. She had a specific mix of the different fabrics in mind and we tried to give each individual bear its own personality.Janet Mollerups sent some clothing items from her late mother to have bears made for her daughters and granddaughters. She had a specific mix of the different fabrics in mind and we tried to give each individual bear its own personality.SprinzC01webCarvilleL01webCaseyH bear01webNorthrop BaumerJ01webNorthrop BaumerJ02webPotterD bear01webOfficerK01webThrallL01webFiccoA01webCaseyH bear02web CaseyH bear01webCaseyH bear03webSprinzC01webCarvilleL01web PatriciaS bear01webDownsS 02webBumgardnerK01webDlugoschK01webGrahamD01webWolfeL01webGilbertJ01webKinardD01webMontgomoryR01webRabinerA02webSchumannT02webLaymanS01webllpartydress02webTwo Adorable Memory Bears for Two Sisterstatem-bears01webmrbear06weblbbear04webpmbears03webmaywoodd01awebrabinera01webrnbear01a-webchambersn01webdsc_0310caseyh-bear02webandersonc-bear12webandersonc-bear01webandersonc-bear02webandersonc-bear03webandersonc-bear04webandersonc-bear05webandersonc-bear06webandersonc-bear07webandersonc-bear08webandersonc-bear09webandersonc-bear10webandersonc-bear11web williamst-bears01adrianl-jbear01webbentleys-bears01webberischs-wdbears01webbeyerh-bears01cosenzia-bears01elmorer01webgiodanoj-bear01webgishn-bear01hantele-bears01kerwinj-bears01weblawhornr-bear01leonardm-bears01marquesl-bears02millerr-bears01pattons-bears02plaudam-bear01sheehanp-bears01shirleym-bears01threadgilld-bears01wesleyh-bears01web

 

Here are some samples of our non-jointed bears

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Additional Information

Important!: The premium glass eyes are NOT child safe. They are blown glass on the end of a wire. Although they are securely attached to the bear, a child pulling and twisting them can break them off and they can become a choking hazard.

How much fabric does it take to make a bear? I can usually get the following:

Standard men’s shirt = Two 12″-14″ bears or one 16-18″ bear
Standard woman’s blouse = Two 12″-14″ bears or one 16″ bear
Standard pair of pants = Two 12″-14″ bears or one 16″ bear
Full length bath robe = Four to six 14″ bears, Two to three 16-18″ bears, two 20-24″ bears

Each jointed bear has approximately 24 pattern pieces.  If someone wants more bears from a garment, I can sometimes adapt my patterns to make smaller bears. I don’t like to work with bears less than 9″ though.

I have a couple of shirts from my late husband and would like bears for each of my grandchildren. How can you use them to create five bears the same?

I can use quilting and patchwork techniques that incorporate the different fabrics into each bear.

Click Here For More About Our Process and Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Michelle Darling sent me two onesies from her twin grandchildren to have a little bear made from them. With onesie bears, I try to keep the original footies as much as possible. That can lead to some different shaped feet, but that also ends up being part of the unique charm to the onesie bears. ... See MoreSee Less

Michelle Darling sent me two onesies from her twin grandchildren to have a little bear made from them.  With onesie bears, I try to keep the original footies as much as possible.  That can lead to some different shaped feet, but that also ends up being part of the unique charm to the onesie bears.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Heather Meyer sent us her wedding dress to have a christening gown made for her daughter. The wedding dress was made of satin with chiffon and mesh. I normally avoid putting ruching or heavy pleating on an infant's gown because little hands can get tangled in it pretty easily. However, the ruching was the primary decorative element of the original dress so I did try to capture some of it on the bodice. We also made a matching headband.
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Heather Meyer sent us her wedding dress to have a christening gown made for her daughter.  The wedding dress was made of satin with chiffon and mesh.  I normally avoid putting ruching or heavy pleating on an infants gown because little hands can get tangled in it pretty easily.  However, the ruching was the primary decorative element of the original dress so I did try to capture some of it on the bodice.  We also made a matching headband.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Jordan sent her late mother's mink boa and suede outfit to have us make teddy bears for relatives. The suit was an unusual turquoise color that went really well with the rich brown of the fur.
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Jordan sent her late mothers mink boa and suede outfit to have us make teddy bears for relatives.  The suit was an unusual turquoise color that went really well with the rich brown of the fur.

Coleen was cleaning out her closet and found her daughter's First Communion dress. She decided to send it to us to have a bear made for her daughter from it. We tried to use each of the main elements of the dress. Some of the bear parts are made with the plain satin and others have an overlay of organza on them. ... See MoreSee Less

Coleen was cleaning out her closet and found her daughters First Communion dress.  She decided to send it to us to have a bear made for her daughter from it.  We tried to use each of the main elements of the dress.  Some of the bear parts are made with the plain satin and others have an overlay of organza on them.