About Cheryl Hutchinson of Bingle Bears


Welcome! I'm what you may call a teddy bear artist, a soft-sculpture artist, or just a plain ol' teddy bear maker.  I make one-of-a-kind teddy bears and critters, as well as offer patterns for those of you who are more DIY-inspired.

This journey started in the fall of 2008 when a friend suggested that I needed a teddy bear to cuddle because I was going through a tough time in my life due to health issues.   Being the researcher that I am, I scoured the internet for sweet bears and happily stumbled upon the world of artist teddy bears.   A world I didn’t even know existed prior to then!   Soon I was busily cutting, sewing, and stuffing my first mohair teddy bear from a pattern. Right from the start, my head started spinning with ideas for bears of my own design.   I was officially hooked—you could say it was love at first stitch! 

Bingle Bears are named for our little dog, Bingley, who entertains us with his joy of life. He loves everything and everybody.  Everyone who meets Bingley just smiles, laughs, and loves him. I hope my bears can even approach giving such happiness and comfort!

I take pride in offering my collectors the highest quality artist bears I possibly can.  They are original, one-of-a-kind Bingle Bears beginning with their unique designs that I scratch out on paper, through each stitch on my trusty little Featherweight sewing machine, to the last snip on their chinny-chin-chin.  My bears are made to last the test of time--high quality mohair fur with durable cotton backing, double-stitched seams, and strong locknut and bolt joints in their limbs and double-cotterpin ones in their heads.  

I'm over the moon that my hard work and fussiness seems to have paid off.  My teddy bears have received so much international attention that it makes me absolutely giddy!  I have won numerous international awards, been featured in several international magazines, and, yup, I've even had a bear grace the cover of a fabulous collector's magazine (see more about it on my Honors page).  WOW!  I am SO blessed! 


But you know what I'm really, really grateful?  All of you!  A big (((HUG))) to all of you for your support, love, and interest--I couldn't do what I do without you!

 I hope my bears bring a smile to your face, joy to your heart, and comfort to your soul. 

Thanks for joining me on this lovely journey,

Bingle Bears are one-of-a-kind mohair artist teddy bears and patterns

designed and handmade by Cheryl Hutchinson.

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