Well, it has been awhile since I made one of my burlap bears.
But I have been in a creating mood yesterday and today.
So, I have been sewing away.
I finished up this adorable bear this morning.
His name is Sugar!
Why that name?
Well, I used an old sugar sack for his pants and the wording “SUGAR” is across the front of them, so I felt it was appropriate. :)
It is hard to tell in photos because of the flash, plus the staining process did lighten it some.
But it is on there.
Sugar is a primitive, handmade, teddy bear.
He measures a little less than 12” tall.
He is made to look old, worn and well loved.
I used burlap for his body, to give him the appearance that all of his fur has been loved away.
His eyes are made from black, antique, buttons.
He has a hump back design, just like the old ones.
And an adorable pot belly.
Make me think of chubby little pooh bear. :)
His pants were made from an actual old cotton sugar sack fabric.
He has primitive patches and repaired places.
The patches were made from true antique (1800’s) blue and white calico fabric.
The patches can be seen on the bottoms of his feet, the back of his head, and his neck area.
No glue is ever used on my bears.
Everything is either machine or hand sewn.
I just listed Sugar in my Etsy shop.
If you are interested, please Click Here.
Thanks so much for stopping by, now back to the sewing room! :)