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Hanna Bruce Bears & Teddy Hospital® “Hanna’s Heart and Soul Bears" "Helping You Hold Onto Memories"

I started making artistic "memory bears" for clients in 1997.  These bears are made out of clothing or special fabric from their loved one that has passed away.  This can be anything from a military, police, fireman, sheriff’s uniform with utilizing the badges or stripes, etc. , old sweatshirt, shirt, coat, blazer, or any piece of clothing that you would like.  I have also made these out of wedding dresses with lace, etc.

These bears are becoming popular on the web.  The difference with my "Heart and Soul Bears" is that they are very detailed and I pay attention to details of patterns of the fabric as well as use buttons and accessories from the clothing to make accents.  I have made numerous bears and have excellent references if you would like one.  I really enjoy making these bears and they touch the heart and soul of every customer I send the finished product to.

My newest creation was made out of a flannel shirt that my client’s Dad wore. She wanted it made into a bear to give to her brother for Christmas. I utilized all the buttons, collar, cuffs, etc. The pocket was put on the back and it is a functioning pocket so he can put things in if he wishes. I think he looks fantastic! My client was very happy with the finished bear.
Here is a photo of a bear made out of Train Engineer Overalls. I did this as a special gift for someone for Christmas.
His eyes are made out of the rivets from the overalls.

Here is an example of one of the bears I made out of an old Lighthouse Sweatshirt that the client's wife used to wear.  He asked me to make the eyes blue like her eyes were and I also used the buttons that were on the sweatshirt as well.


Here is an example of a bear I made out of some Russell Athletic Shorts.

If you would like to special order a bear for yourself or a loved one, please contact Dr. Hanna at USA Phone Toll Free: 877-723-2763 or email Hanna directly. You can also purchase one through her store. The link is on the left hand side of the page. You would send her the fabric to her address and she will schedule your bear to be special made.