About Your Custom Teddy Bear UK
Make your own teddy bear using your illustrations, designs and artwork. A custom teddy bear, UK made from Suede Vision fabric and filled with the finest stuffing, is a unique way to show your work, and lends itself to any number of different design styles. Suede vision is an incredibly soft yet ultra-strong material, producing great results on abrasion tests. It is fire rated and has no small parts which could come off, so is perfectly safe for children and for use at bedtime. There are no chemicals or inks used in the processing which can leach off.
At a glance...
Custom teddy bear UK made
Stands at 29 centimetres tall
Spans 21 centimetres at widest point
6 cm deep, filled with top-quality stuffing
No external or removable parts
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Teddy Bear UK is Made
Our professional technicians print your design onto fire rated, super-soft Suede Vision fabric. We do this first so that your design is printed edge to edge in glorious colour. This is then cut to shape by highly skilled craftsmen, using the unique Contrado pattern. Once printed and cut out, the fabric is passed to our expert seamstresses, who will stitch your custom teddy bear together. This is then stuffed with the highest grade stuffing, before being quality checked and sent to you.
To clean your custom teddy bear, simply wipe down the surface. Do not soak your bear.
When you make your own teddy bear you are given an entirely blank canvas. This means that not only can you choose the main design on the the custom teddy bear, but that you can also create the face yourself. Giving you full control over where the facial features will sit, and even what they look like. Should you wish you could even choose not to give it a face at all, and use features of your design to give expression to your teddy bear. UK made by hand, custom teddy bears are truly a unique way to get your personal designs noticed.
How does this product enhance my...
Perfect for children and babies, this custom teddy bear is a way to give them something that will always be one-of-a-kind, to cherish forever. However this custom teddy bear is not just for the younger ones. Adorn your spare bed in the guest room with a printed teddy bear, UK made and featuring your own design, which beautifully complements the decor, for a personal touch.
You can make your own teddy bear using any number of different design styles. From an all over print of an illustration or artwork, to a repeated pattern featuring your business logo. As this is a truly custom teddy bear, UK handmade to order, you can design it exactly as you want to right down to the finest details. Use as a truly bespoke, utterly unique way to get your business out there,
Make your own teddy bear to showcase your work, and give people a way not not only see your designs, but to experience them in a tactile way. Super soft, luxury Suede Vision fabric is delightful to handle. Give customers a way to appreciate your pieces with more than just their eyes, and leave them with a smile and that warm fuzzy feeling that only a custom teddy bear brings.
Frequently asked questions:
Will my print rub off?
It will not. We use expert printing techniques known as dye sublimation, which will bond your design deep into the fibres of the fabric. This results in a beautiful print that is long-lasting. The Suede Vision fabric is a strong fabric and has great scores in abrasion testing.
What is the print quality like?
When you make your own teddy bear using your custom designs , you want to know that your end product is going to be of exceptional quality. We print onto Suede Vision fabric, which results in strong, deep colours and exceptionally precise fine details for great printing results.
What makes the fabric so soft?
Suede Vision is a poly faux suede. It has a brushed yarn face which gives it the gentle softness that creates a tender feel when brushed against the skin. It is smooth with a matte finish, and is a non-fraying fabric. These super-soft features make it perfect for your custom teddy bear.
Browse Designs for Teddy Bear UK
Browse a range of teddy bear designs that has been put together by Contrado Creatives.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.