Teddy Bear Making
Workshop for Beginners

Teddy Bear Workshop for Beginners at Tin Soldiers

Learn how to make teddy bears. You don't need to be an accomplished seamstress or an artist to make professional looking teddy bears. If you can sew on a button, you can join the workshop!
What will you learn? We will guide you through teddy bear making basics in logical and easy steps.

Teddy bears made at our workshops are sewn entirely by hand. We use good quality mohair fabric and glass eyes. The teddy bears have movable joints, which make them posable. Your finished teddy bear will be a collectors item, not suitable for young children.

Our beautiful and tranquil studio in Irene Pretoria offers hundreds of patterns and kits to choose from, and we also sell supplies. Our classroom is equipped with all the tools you need.

Teddy Bear Making Workshops at Tin Soldiers Studio

When: There are two options. Click the links below for dates and cost.
One Full Day Workshop
Sew Along on a weekday morning or evening

Cost: R 150 - R 450.
Booking: Email Megan or call 083 305 5954

Homework: There is no homework for this workshop.

What to bring along: When attending a workshop for the first time, you do not need to bring along your own tools.
Below is a list of the items that you will need in your tool kit for future teddy bear making. Many of the items you might already have. What you don't have you will be able to buy at the studio, or we will tell you where to find it.

Teddy Bear Making Class at Tin Soldiers

All day workshop

Join us at an all day beginner teddy bear making workshop. When you arrive in the morning, you will be choose a teddy bear from a selection of pre-cut and partially pre-sewn kits. The bears are 20cm to 25cm tall, made from mohair and have movable joints. Each teddy will allow you to apply traditional bear making techniques, and have a little extra such as a sculpting technique, shading or making an accessory. If you work diligently, your teddy will be finished at the end of the day.

Date:

9am till 4pm on a Saturday. Next workshops are 7 June, 5 July, 2 August. Also see the Studio Calendar for the whole year's dates.
Cost: R 450
Included in the workshop: Pattern and workshop notes, teddy bear kit, teatime treats, lunch.
Booking: Email Megan or call 083 305 5954
Homework: There is no homework for this workshop.
What to bring along: You don't need to bring anything along to class. See the list of tools above for items you will need in future.

Already have a kit, or want to choose a different bear? Jump directly to the Advanced Workshop!

Teddy Bear Making Classes for Beginners

Sew Along on a Weekday

We have teddy bear sewing mornings and evenings at Tin Soldiers every month. This is a great workshop for people who like to work at their own pace. As a beginner teddy bear maker, you will choose any teddy bear pattern or kit from the range available at Tin Soldiers, or select one of our pre-cut and pre-sewn kits. You are also welcome to bring your own teddy bear kit if you already have one. We will start making the teddy bear, and progress to a point where you will be able to continue sewing some of the teddy bear parts at home. During the next Sew Along workshops, you will continue with your teddy bear. You will assemble and stuff the teddy bear, and finish the face. You will need two attend to three Sew Along sessions to finish your first teddy bear. If you like the Sew Along sessions, you might decide to continue attending, and make more teddy bears. Be warned; people who attend Sew Along tend to get addicted, some of the ladies here have been coming to class for more than ten years!

Dates:

Sew Along workshops are held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9am till 12pm, and on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm till 10pm. See the Sew Along page.
Cost: R 55 per session.
Included in the fee: Tuition and teatime treats. Cost of a teddy bear kit is additional. Budget R 150 - R 300 for this.
Booking: Email Megan or call 083 305 5954
Homework: There is no homework for this workshop.
What to bring along: See the list of tools above for items you will need. When you come to class for the first time, you do not need to bring anything along, studio tools are available to use in class.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing you at a workshop!

Megan

Want to see all the workshop dates at a glance? Go to the CALENDAR page.


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