Welcome to Susie’s Button Bears!
In early 2019 I decided that I wanted to start making and selling one-of-a-kind bears, Special and unique bears that were a little bit different, I thought that by re-purposing faux fur coats or jackets, mohair and a variety of fabric remnants it meant I could create totally unique bears and also saving some lovely items from ending up in landfill by up cycling them into something to cherish.
So combining my love of bears, sewing and creating something new from something old, I decided to make my first bear – and from there, Susie’s Button Bears was born.
There are many steps when it comes to bringing each bear to life – the fur they’ll have, the accessories they’ll possess, even the way their features will turn out! It’s not until their eyes are inserted that I decide on their name, so I find it exciting picking up a new coat and watching it develop into another forever friend to add to the collection!
I create memory bears, which are also one-of-a-kind. I ask my customers to choose the colour of fur they’d like and to provide me with a special fabric of the person they wish to remember – whether it be a shirt, blouse, scarf or even a blanket that means a lot! I take the fabric and turn it into paws for the memory bear, and then hand embroider a small heart with the loved ones initials or name. Please allow approximately 3~4 weeks from receipt of your fabric for a memory bear to be created. Your order will require a 25% deposit.
My wedding bears are bespoke, created to commentate a special day for a special couple, colours to either match or colours to compliment the wedding colour theme. Please allow 5~6 weeks from receipt of fabrics. Your order will require a 25% deposit.
When buying from Susie’s Button Bears, not only will you receive your unique or bespoke forever friend, you’ll also get a personalised poem, an adoption certificate, a canvas bag with a button sewn onto it, as well as a tag stating it is a 1 of 1 limited edition bear. Although my bears are perfect for collectors and keepsakes, please note they are not suitable for children.
I like to say you never really own a Susie’s Button Bear – you just love and look after it and then pass it on for future generations to treasure.
I hope you enjoy looking through the website – I’ve tried to put as much detail and add as many photo’s for each bear to help you choose your new forever friend. If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me – I’m always happy to help!