What makes a memory...
Sarah Breitbarth and Judy Marben, co-owners of Pins and Needles Alterations, have been crafting their special collection of Memory Bears for many years, but the demand for them picked up considerably starting at Christmas 2005. Since then, we have provided families with over 180 huggable, lovable memories to cuddle and cherish. As the years go by, we hope to fill even more homes with precious memories.
The wonderful part of turning that special garment into a bear is that you can have it out to display or just hold and cuddle it, rather than packing it away in a box or the back of a closet just to run across it every so often. Our most popular bear is approximately 18” from head to seat. It is a “sit down” bear. We also offer a 12” bear if the amount of fabric is not sufficient for a large bear. To make one large bear, the fabric equivalent of an adult long sleeved shirt is required. We are always pleased and surprised at the creativity and ideas of our customers when they order their bears. It usually just takes a few minutes looking at our sample photos to get their own ideas to flow.
Making Memory Bears is a fun and creative diversion from the normal sewing that takes place every day at Pins and Needles Alterations. We are so happy to have found this meaningful niche to fill in our community and now look forward to making friends all over the world! It always warms out hearts to see the smiles and sometimes the shine of tears in the eyes of the new friends we make when we present them with their new old friends.