How to make Teddy bears? Secrets
Teddy bear has long ceased to be only a toy for kids. Today such a cute soft friend is not averse to adults and girls. And a century ago the cubs as mascots took to flying and pilots. What is the secret of the popularity of these toys and what is their history? How to make Teddy bears today? We will discuss all this further.
The birthplace of the Teddy bears
Actually, the question is moot, because the prototypes of the modern cubs were born almost at the same time in Germany and in the United States. Of course, it makes no sense to compare how make Teddy bears now and how they were made then. In the early twentieth century (1902-1904 he was here when the toy bears become popular), the Bruins sewed manually. Used only natural material. Teddy bears, more precisely, their ancestors, were made of fur, but then, because of its impracticality, drew attention to the felt, wool and, of course, the plush, which until then was used only as upholstery for furniture. Stuffed toys sawdust or copra.
German Margaret Steiff, being confined to a wheelchair, Sheela funny bears his nephews. One of the boys Richard and gave the idea to create a bear, not like a usual inhabitant of the forest, and a circus animal that walks on its hind legs and dance. The success was overwhelming: in 1904 the Steiff Company (a company created by Margaret and her family) received a gold medal at the world exhibition of soft toys held in the United States. And then there was a new design, brand metal button in the ear bears and the conquest of millions of hearts of children and adults worldwide.
As to American Teddy bears, their appearance, they have to... Theodore Roosevelt! In 1902 he participated in the hunt, but the prey was not in his hands. Then the hunters caught a bear, tied him to a tree and suggested Roosevelt the honorary right of the shot. He, however, considered that such behavior is unsportsmanlike and refused to kill the animal. The next day it was in all the local papers. A cartoon depicting Roosevelt and the bear cute saw the wife of Morris Michtom, the owner of the toy store. She was the author of the first Teddy bears. The President was not against the use of this nickname in relation to the toy bears, and even made them their mascot during the second campaign.
How to make Teddy bears today?
This question suggests itself when you look at the adorable miniature Teddy bears, and giants, offered by toy stores. For example, in the online store mishka4love.ru you can buy your girl friend who will be with her around the same height (160 cm). Just think how much effort is needed to create such a big Bruins!
It all starts with the development of templates (patterns). Next, the wizard transfers the shapes of the parts (head, ears, feet, torso, tail) onto the fabric. Cut the material carefully, touching only the substrate to avoid damaging the NAP, or in the joints of the bear parts to be "bald". Sew is also very carefully, tucking the plush inside, between connecting pieces of material. The hole for stuffing is left in the neck of the bears. The filler is typically used hollofayber or synthetic. Further, "hole" sew hidden stitches and "camouflage" a bow tied on the neck of the toy. Here is charming Potapitch and ready!
What do Teddy bears?
Plush – a material that resembles fur. It also consists of a substrate and lint. Themselves the fibers may be a single-strings (split plush) or loops (looped plush). Unscrupulous manufacturers, trying to make his task easier, simply paste the pile on the substrate. Such a bear will smell and shedding. Therefore, when choosing a soft friend for yourself, a child or second half please note that the villi were certainly woven into the Foundation. Only this bear has the right to be called Teddy!