Teddy Bears – The Most Lovable Stuffed Toy
Teddy bear is a stuffed toy in the form of a bear and it is the best friend of girls of all ages. Children love teddy very much. It was developed in the U.S.A. ( United States of America ) and Germany in the early years of the 20th century and named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the teddy bear became a famous children’s toy, celebrated in stories, songs, and movies.
Teddy is the most lovable in Valentine’s week. Teddy bears are amazing and popular gifts for children and are often given to adults to signify love, congratulations, etc. It is an evergreen gift in all seasons, teddy bears are predominantly made as toys for children. These bears either have safety secure joints for attaching arms, legs, and heads or else the joints are sewn and not articulated and they must have securely fastened eyes that do not pose a choking hazard for small children and anyone like an adult age person. These “plush” bears must meet a rigid standard of construction in order to be marketed to children in the U.S. ( United States ) The greater part of teddy bears are manufactured in countries with low production costs, for example, China and Indonesia, etc. A small, single-person producer in the U.S. ( United States ) makes amazing and unique, non-mass produced teddy bears. In the U.K. ( United Kingdom ) one small, conventional teddy bear company remains Merrythought, which was confirmed in 1930.
Procedure of making Teddy Bear :
Mohair, the fur shorn or combed from a breed of long haired goats, is woven into cloth, dyed and trimmed, black leather shoe-button eyes, and excelsior packing as stuffing.
● Cutting :-
After the design is selected, it is sended to a blueprint from which paper patterns are made. The shapes ( design ) are cut out and pinned to fabric. Many layers of plush may be stacked with the pattern pinned on the top and a cutter with a blade much like a band saw is used to cut out many pieces at one time in this process.
● Sewing and turning :-
In this process every cutted part Sewing together, Rows of workers sit behind industrial sewing machines. Each is responsible for one style of bear. He or she will assemble the small pieces first, add the eyes and grommet attachments to the face, and then stitch the parts together.
● Filling :-
The teddy bears are innerside out with their seams exposed and openings down the long seam in the back. Finally, the bears are pulled right side out and dispatched to be stuffed or filled.
● Assembling :-
In this process, every part of the teddy bear is assembled together via a huge amount of workers via machines.
In the 1920s, glass eyes were used for making teddy bears, but both the glass and button eyes pulled off easily. In 1948, Wendy Boston patented a screw-in eye made of molded nylon that was also famous. These were supplanted in the 1950s by plastic eyes mounted on stems and fastened securely to the inside of the fabric with washers. These secure eyes became standard by the 1960s.
Also during these years, teddy bear’s beautiful images appeared on many other consumer goods, including automobile accessories, baby rattles, puzzles, greeting cards and even the cover for a hot water bag bottle. And it was in 1907 that John W. Bratton composed “The Teddy Bear Two-Step,” to become famous and amazingly later as the tune for “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”
More information about teddy bear :-
Materials for the original designs included disks and cotter pins ( twistable fasteners ) that join separately made arms, legs, and heads to a body that had to be firmly stuffed to support the pins. The early disks were made of wood with leather coverings to protect the outer fur to make it Beautiful and Attractive.
Teddy bears are most popular with children and adults obviously, but also with adult collectors who build on their childhood friends and often invest in limited editions or bears made from prized designs and rare materials. In a world with increasing emphasis on technology, teddy bears remind us of our childhood and provide an unlimited supply of fuzzy hugs.