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Making a Memory Bear

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A memory bear is a teddy bear made using pieces of fabrics which are treasured by the recipient. Examples of such fabric are t-shirts, wedding dresses, baby blankets, quilts, neckties, uniforms, or other cloth items which have sentimental value. Attendees will learn from start to finish how to make one of these bears by cutting out and sewing the bear together, stuffing the bear, hand-sewing the openings closed, and adding button eyes and noses.

To attend, you will need to bring the fabric you wish to use for the bear. To make a large bear, fabric in the amount of an adult medium shirt or larger is recommended, and to make a medium bear, fabric in the amount of a child’s large shirt or larger is recommended. The smallest bear can be made from fabric amounting to a pair of infant footie pajamas. It is also recommended that you bring a small amount, 1/4 yard or so, of contrasting or similar fabric in the event that the item you bring is not large enough for all the pieces.

Attendees of this class must be over 12 years of age and have basic sewing knowledge. There will be a fee for this class of $60 for the general public, $50 for current Knox Makers members. There will be a 5 person maximum for this class, and a 2 person minimum. If the class minimum is not met 48 hours before the class is to occur, it will be rescheduled.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own, personal machines to this class. There are limited machines available, so if you need to borrow a machine for this class, please call or text the class instructor, Brea, at 865-356-0209 as soon as possible so you may reserve a machine. All other materials for this class will be provided and are included in the fee.

Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.


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April 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$50.00 – $60.00
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