Recycled Mink Teddy Bear

Recycled Mink Teddy Bear

Many customers have mink coats that they no longer wear or were given to them by a relative or friend.  They want something useful made out of them.  This is where I come in.  I take and recycle the mink into beautiful Teddy Bears.

The mink is made up of thin pelts that are sewn together.

It needs to be handled very carefully because they are fragile. 

I back the mink with strong interfacing to prevent it from tearing. Sometimes hand sewing it in place.



Cutting has to be done slowly to prevent the fur from being cut.

Once all the pattern pieces are cut it is time to sew the pieces together,  It is a slow process making sure the fur doesn’t get caught in the seams

Once all the parts are attached by placing discs to create movable joints.  The bear is stuffed and sewn closed.

Next comes the face eyes and nose installation. And of course my tag.  This is the finished Teddy Bear. Cute isn’t it?


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