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Feb182012

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A Good Selection Of The Best Free Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns

No other home-based business offers the opportunity to enjoy your work while making a profit more than teddy bear sewing. Almost everyone loves teddy bears. In fact, sales of all stuffed animals including teddy bears reached $1.3 billion in 2006. You may not want to go that big selling your teddy bears, however you might want to at least sell them at flea markets or craft shows.

And to get started, here are a few of some great websites that have free teddy bear sewing patterns.
  • www.teddybearandfriends.com - 6 inch Teddy Bear - Instructions to make a teeny tiny bear

  • www.teddy-talk.com - Goldie A 13 1/2" Teddy Bear - A Teddy Bear sewing pattern for a cuddly, huggable teddy made from mohair

  • www.allfreecrafts.com - How to Make a Panda Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern - A pattern for a panda-ish Teddy Bear


Small Teddy Bear Sewing Companies that grew into Large Corporations

There are two multi-million dollar companies that started out with just one person sewing in the beginning. One lady that wanted a toy bear for her son, Barbara Isenberg, started sewing just one bear at a time. You now know that company as the North American Bear Company.

John Sortino didn't like that most teddy bears were foreign so he began making his little son bears by himself. The Vermont Teddy Bear Company was the business that John and his wife actually started, Which is the largest manufacturer of teddy bears in the country. As you can see, if you have a dream you can start a profitable teddy bear sewing business on a small scale.

How To Get Started

To start with, it is important that you love to sew and have some basic sewing skills. You need this love to help you sit and sew for hours each day. In fact, intermediate skills are needed it you want to them to be good enough to sell.

Basic Start up Supplies:

A good sewing machine that can handle fur and other heavy fabric
Various sizes of sharp scissors
Many spools of thread to match the colored materials
More than one bear pattern
Parts to make movable arms and legs

Business Plan

To let others know about your bear sewing business you will need a business plan. This could also be in the form of business cards or brochures from which you sell your teddy bears. You can set up home parties with hostess gifts to get more sales and new customers.

Others sell their bears at craft shows and flea markets. Teddy bears are lightweight so think about shipping your creations to other countries as well, because many sell them on eBay or other auction sites and on their own websites.

You can also use your bears as fund raisers and donate one of them to be auctioned off in a contest or auction. You can use these two methods to make people see you and your teddy bear business.

Become a member of several craft business forums online and place your teddy bear sewing business in your signature as you contribute good advice and support to the forum. Also participate on some craft blogs on a regular basis and leave the URL to your website when you do.

We hope these two ideas of starting your home business have inspired you. Two great teddy bear manufacturers began as home-based businesses and have grown into multi-million dollar corporations. Now you have the basic information of what supplies you need to get your craft business started and some ideas for marketing. Please search the Internet to find even more information on how to start your craft business at home on a shoestring.

Looking for more teddy bear sewing patterns? Please click www.iloveyouletsmeet.com to go to Teddy Bears Paradise, it has everything Teddy Bear related and everything in between, from teddy bear sewing patterns to teddy bear designs. It really is a Teddy Bears Paradise!

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