2 teddies using pattern #1
|A beautiful full length mink coat ...|
more than enough for two of my little teddies.
Depending on how I cut out the patterns
there will be lots of pelt for other mink projects.
|The strips of pelts are a little slimmer than I prefer but there is so much to choose from that I'm sure that I will find enough wide strips to make two beautiful heirloom teddy bears.|
|cutting the lining off the pelts|
|I found the leather belt in a pocket so I will be using the leather for the paw pads instead of the lining.|
|Well, after removing the lining I found the the pelt strips were thin thoughout ... from just 1 1/2 inches to 2 1/2 inches with fabric strips inbetween each pelt...|
|These are even thinner strips at the top of the coat ... no fabric but the strips are only about one inch|
|I'm looking for full pelts (as opposed to tiny little strips sewn together). You can see both examples in this photo.|
|I am finding small bits of full pelts like this one ... which is the front collar.|
|This is the back of the collar ... where they typically hide pelts pieces that are not the best so I probably won't be using this.|
|This shows why I don't like the thin strips ... my pattern pieces don't fit ...|
|and, as you can see, the fabric will show on the teddy once it is turned and stuffed.|