Remember the Kimberbear, the little bear stuffed animal that was designed to be made and donated to children in need? It was featured on our blog, and our National Educator Teresa Coates tackled this must-make project on a previous episode of Sew Together Tuesday.
Our customers and fans absolutely loved it, and this got us thinking — why not put together a couple of all-in-one kits? So we did!
Shannon Fabrics has partnered with our friends at Kimberbell to create two kits (Kimberbear and Felix the Fox) that pair our Cuddle® fabric and Lullaby quilt design with their patterns and embroidery designs. Each kit will yield one stuffie and one toddler-sized blanket, and includes instructions to make sewing these irresistibly-cute projects more fun and easier than ever.
Both are beginner-friendly projects that can be made and donated, or made and gifted to the little ones in your life (or both)!
Cuddle® Buddies Kit: Kimberbear
This "Kimberbear" Cuddle® Buddies Kit includes the Cuddle® fabric (both pink and blue fabric) to make either the boy or girl teddy bear-themed blanket and Kimberbear stuffed animal, as well as the pattern for each. Machine applique fabric and instructions are also included.
Additional and optional Kimberbear machine embroidery design (for the bear on the blanket) can be purchased via an electronic download through Kimberbell after the kit is purchased.
Fabrics included: Luxe Cuddle® Heather Quartz, Digital Cuddle® Teddy Quartz, Luxe Cuddle® Heather Chambray, Luxe Cuddle® Heather Rosewater, Cuddle® 3 Simply Taupe, Cuddle® 3 Rosewater, Cuddle® 3 Chocolate
Cuddle® Buddies Kit: Felix The Fox
Named "Felix the Fox", this Cuddle® Buddies Kit also includes the patterns and fabrics to make the fox-themed blanket and super cute fox stuffed animal. Machine applique fabric and instructions are also included.
Like Kimberbear, additional and optional Felix the Fox machine embroidery design (for the blanket and the stuffed fox) can be purchased via an electronic download through Kimberbell after the kit is purchased.
Fabrics included: Cuddle® 3 Rust, Cuddle® 3 Saltwater, Luxe Cuddle® Marble Snow, Luxe Cuddle® Marble Black, Luxe Cuddle® Marble Rust, Digital Cuddle® Foxxy Rust, Luxe Cuddle® Weave Silver
Note that if you’re a wholesale customer of Shannon Fabrics, when you buy six or more "Kimberbear" kits, you can purchase the finished kit. This makes a great display and selling tool for shops!
Video: How to Make a Cuddle® Buddies Kit
This week our National Educator Teresa Coates will be going LIVE with Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN, where she'll showcase our popular Cuddle® Buddies Kit and the Kimberbell machine embroidery designs.
Teresa will tackle the appliqué part of the "Felix the Fox" version — learn how to applique with Cuddle® with your embroidery machine and how to get the best results!
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.