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Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears

I decided to turn a couple of my old clothing items into a meaningful and eco-friendly gift. I transformed those old clothes into my Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears. How many garments just sit in your wardrobe waiting to be discarded to the charity shop and eventually landfill? Megatons of textiles end up in landfills every year. Research suggests we only wear 40% of the garments we own.

Have a closet or dresser full of old clothes? Use clothing items to create these Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears.

There are scores of free teddy bear patterns available online to choose from to create a memory bear. I created a pattern that is more realistic than your average upright & long-limbed teddy bear. All you need is some basic sewing skills.

Choose appropriate textiles for your Upcycled Teddy Bears.

Coordinating the fabric was easy as I used to wear these corduroy pants and evening top together. It is important that the textiles are clean and sturdy enough to undergo the stuffing of the teddy bear in its final stage of construction.

Fill them up with squishable materials to make your Lovable Upcycled Teddy Bears as cuddly as possible!

As there are no limb joints in this bear, all you will need are some doll eyes or old buttons, along with some stuffing (such as Polyfill used in cushions) to complete your project. This sweet pattern is just one idea to inspire you to upcycle those old clothes!

Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
If you have worn or outdated clothes, don't throw them out and add usable waste in the landfills. Instead, match up your old outfits and create squishy, adorable Upcycled Teddy Bears!
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
I created a unique, realistic pattern to create Upcycled Teddy Bears that beg to be hugged and cuddled.
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Here's how to pin the nose together.
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
The sides are cut out, and the arms are attached.
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Skip the hard frame and hinges. Instead, fill this precious little bear with Polyfill or even upcycle old pillow or cushion stuffing.
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Stitch the remaining seams closed, and then add the finishing touches, including the eyes, mouth detail, and the tail.
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Look at this little bear! He's begging to be someone's cuddle-buddy!
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
These upcycled bears make wonderful gifts!
Lovable Huggable Upcycled Teddy Bears Clothing Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Aww! Guaranteed to melt your heart in moments! This design would also make a touching memory bear by using that special someone's clothes.

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Bearhugs
Bio: Artist, teddy bear collector & maker at Bear Hugs Studio, Far South Coast, NSW, Australia. Favour... read more

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