Easy-to-Embroider -Woodland Buddies
Your Price: $21.60
16" Buddy. Self-contained stuffing pods (pillow) are removable through a hidden zipper, making hooping and embroidery easy on any embroidery machine. Embroidery AND heat transfer friendly, low-pile plush fabric. Exceeds all applicable U.S., Canadian, and European standards. These are adorable! Choose: Fox, Owl, Hedgehog, Moose, Bear or Bunny.
Embroider Buddys story began when Donna Jacobs, the inventor joinedCreature Comforts, the plush toy business her father Morris started in 1944 in Toronto. Servicing the gift, souvenir and specialty markets, Donna soon developed a successful line of stuffed bears for the custom-imprint sector.
But she quickly realized embroiderers needed something more. They wanted a stuffed toy with a large area to embroider, and stuffing that could be removed and re-inserted quickly and easily. There was nothing like it on the market.
So she set to work inventing one.
I spent three years working and re-working prototypes, Donna explains. At first I was going to use Velcro. However someone questioned whether the design would be childproof so I tried a hidden zipper.
Speaking to embroiderers, I sensed they were not too keen on having to stuff the bear with handfuls of loose stuffing. I decided to create a pillow pouch in the shape of the bears belly that can be inserted and removed easily.
And so, the Embroider Buddy® was born. Its simple, innovative design makes embroidery as easy as 1-2-3!
- Unzip the Embroider Buddys hidden zipper and remove the pillow pouch.
- Insert the hoop front or back and embroider.
- Pop the pillow back in, zip up and youre done!