Belly Button Bears

by Patty Jones
(London Ky)

Tyler Bear First Birthday Outfit, cut down to fit this Belly Button Bear

Tyler Bear First Birthday Outfit, cut down to fit this Belly Button Bear

Tyler Bear First Birthday Outfit, cut down to fit this Belly Button Bear
Honey Belly Button Bear
Bears ready for the Picnik to begin...waiting for the Honey
Brears relaxing in the summer sun

Years Ago I was asked to make a bear and dress it in my nephew's first Easter outfit. I acquired a pattern made the largest bear from that pattern, then proceeded to cut down the suit.

It was not much of a challenge since the bear wore close to the same size of the suit. The knickers were long pants on the bear and the vest had to be tucked down the side seams.

All when well, the best part is I started a business from this little request. The picture of Tyler Bear, came to be known as the first Belly Button Bear.

These beautiful honeys never had a gender until I began to sculpt the face. They took on the character of boy or girl. Don't ask me how, it just happened. I knew as soon as the mouth and nose was embroidered how to dress these beauties.

The fun was in dressing each bear, even if the new adopting family had a dress or pants for the new addition to the family. I never let them leave the shop undressed. Besides every bear needs at leas two outfits of clothing.

I hope you enjoyed this charming bear collection.

Patty, Mother to over 200 Belly Button Bears

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May 19, 2011
Sewing business from Dressing A Bear
by: Patty

Thanks Jamie Sewing Businesses can start from most anything.
Sometimes they just happen.


May 19, 2010
by: Janie

Loved the bear picture. What a unique idea, dressing a bear in your child's clothing.

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