Collectible Teddy Bear Making Workshop New

Experience the joy of creating your own, fully jointed, lovable teddy bear from a pattern while learning to master a variety of essential teddy making skills. You will see demonstrations on the proper method of cutting and sewing, inserting discs, washers and cotter pins. Understand how to insert eyes, embroider teddy’s nose and mouth and how to stuff your teddy bear. Finally you will learn how to beautifully finish the open seams to reveal your unique design! Mary Ann is the creator of her own line of collectible, fully jointed Teddy Bears, Teddy Cats and Masterpiece Teddies©. Mary Ann’s bears are sold nationwide and have been exhibited in galleries in Las Vegas and in Michigan. Her Teddy Cats were designed in celebration of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical “CATS”.

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner Sewing student This student has learned the basics is comfortable using the sewing machine. This student is ready to sew a simple item using a commercial sewing pattern. This student is confident in knowing the settings of the machine, which size needles to choose for a particular project and is ready to move on to more advanced techniques such as creating piping, inserting a centered zipper, button and buttonholes and other useful techniques.

This course has discount registration fees! UNLV Staff and Alumni, visit for more information. Otherwise, email us at to see if you qualify for a discount.

Dates:April 15 - May 20, 2023
 Sa from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM, 6 sessions
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 125
Instructor:Mary Ann Racheau
Fee: $269.00
Materials:A Collectable Teddy Bear making kit and packet with one of Mary Ann’s patterns and step by step instructions is included in the class. Students are required to bring a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, stuffing, wire cutters, and needle nose pliers to class. Materials will be discussed on the first day of class.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


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