Welcome to Blue Jean Bears
My bears range in size from 12” to 24”. I mostly use mohair as it's so wonderful to work with and comes in a great variety of colors and textures and is perfect for teddy bears.
Paw pads are Merino wool felt, ultra suede or vintage linen.
Eyes are always high quality German glass. Eyes come in many colors, sometimes I hand-paint clear glass eyes for a special effect or color. Noses are embroidered with beautiful Perle cotton in the traditional way though I sometimes needle-felt them if the occasion arises.
For the filling I use Excelsior, quality poly-fill and glass beads or copper BB's for a nice weight.
I have been making teddy bears since 2002 and don't think I'll be stopping any time soon as I'm so addicted to the whole process and it's so fun! I would love to hear from you with any comments or questions you may have.