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Name's Tin and I'm from the Philippines. I came across this site while trying to figure out how to sew on a head gusset [still so stuck on it]
I've always wanted to make a teddy bear since I was fourteen years old but it's only now, six years later, that I finally got around to doing just that. I'm pretty new to teddy-bear-making and to sewing in general but I managed to make a practice teddy bear last month and it was a really fun experience. The hobby stores here in the Philippines don't sell teddy-bear making materials so I've had to improvise and make do with what I could find during shopping trips. But yeah, it's fun.
I've also included a picture of my (pretty clumsy) first attempt at making a teddy bear.
Emphasis on "practice". I didn't have enough threads on hand at the time - I've since bought different colored threads. I'm calling him "Protobear"
Welcome, Tin! Love your Protobear!
Hello Tin and welcome to TT!
Judging by your "protobear" you are well on the way to making lovely bears!
Hi, Tin, and a big welcome to Teddy Talk! You did a great job on your prototype bear and we'll enjoy traveling with you through your journey at making bears . . . you've got a good start!
Welcome to Teddy Talk, Tin! I agree that Protobear is an excellent beginning for your bearmaking career.