Quilting & Patchwork: Memory Bear Class
Come along to this full day workshop and make your very own cute bear using baby-grows, t-shirts, shirts or other items of clothing. You can even just come along and make a bear using fabric you love! Our wonderful tutor Susan will take you through each step of the process and help you make your very own keepsake.
The Memory bear class is a Beyond Beginner class as you will need to have some prior sewing experience before joining in. The pattern isn’t too complicated but does involve a few tricky seams, sewing small areas and a bit of tricky pinning, a little hand sewing will be required too. If you are unsure if you can manage this class then just get in touch!
What to bring:
- Your copy of the PDF pattern(Details emailed)
- Clothing or fabric to make your bear
- Medium weight interfacing
- Toy stuffing
- Basic sewing kit(Scissors, pins, unpick etc)
If you need a hand with any of the supplies just let us know and we can help. More in depth info is send when you book.
I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. My Mum & Gran taught me how to knit and sew. I have been doing patchwork and quilting for around 12 years. For the last 10 years have been running a business making memory quilts & memory animals. When I’m not sewing for my business I enjoy English Paper Piecing as it is really relaxing to do, it’s hand sewing and fairly portable too so I can carry it about easily. My favourite machine patchwork technique is half square triangles. They are a simple block to sew so come together quickly but they can be sewn together in so many different ways making them really versatile.
I love tutoring at Sew Confident as I get to chat about my passions patchwork, quilting & Memory animal.
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We all use the same bear pattern in this class but the skills you will learn are definitely transferable to other patterns that you could work on after the class at home.
Yes absolutely! All that we ask is that the paper pattern and interfacing is cut before class and then with the help of the tutor we can cut your clothes into bear shaped pieces!
Yes you can make yours from fabric. Non stretch cotton or jersey are great for the bear - you could even be mega fancy and make yourself a Liberty one from our selection of gorgeous Liberty prints we have in the shop!