Our favorite annual sew-in is just around the corner and we could not be more excited! We are pleased to announce that on March 17, Spoonflower will be hosting our 3rd annual International RARE Bear sew-in for the one-of-a-kind children supported by RARE Science. It’s time to spring into action for kids!

Save the Date! The 3rd Annual RARE Bear Sew-In | Spoonflower Blog

RARE Science is a national non-profit that helps find cures for kids with rare diseases. The RARE Bear program is a grassroots community-driven outreach initiative for kids with rare disease. Community volunteers create one-of-a-kind teddy bears for one-of-a-kind “rare kids.”

Save the Date! The 3rd Annual RARE Bear Sew-In | Spoonflower Blog

Save the Date! The 3rd Annual RARE Bear Sew-In | Spoonflower Blog
One-of-a-kind bears are ready to head to the RARE Science HQ!

For local community members, we invite you to join us in the Spoonflower Greenhouse on Saturday, March 17 from 10am-2pm to help sew a RARE Bear. To learn more about the event and RSVP, please visit Meetup. If you’re not located near Spoonflower HQ, don’t worry, there’s still an opportunity to help! Quilt guilds, sewing groups and individuals are encouraged to host their own RARE Bear sew-in to join the fun. To request supplies for a RARE Bear sew-in with your organization, please click here.

Will you be joining us on the 17th? Be sure to comment below and don’t forget to share photos of your sew-in by using the tags #spoonflower and #RAREbeararmy.

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  • Valerie Horwitz

    Will there be a rare bear sew in for 2019?

    If so, when?

    Thank you,

    Valerie Horwitz

    • Hi Valerie,

      Thanks so much for your interest in the RARE Bear sew-in! Spoonflower will be hosting a sew-in this fall (more details coming soon!) in our community space but you are always invited to sew your own RARE Bears at home any time of the year. To request supplies to make a bear at home, please visit RARE Science. I hope that helps, but if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to ask! – Meredith from Spoonflower

  • Brandee Ketchum

    Do we have to be registered for the event to get the pattern for the bear if we want to sew some at home?

    • Hi Brandee,
      Great question! You can make a bear at any point doing the year but you will need to signup at RARE Science in order to receive the ID badge and foot fabric that is required for each bear. More details can be found here!

  • I live in Galveston Texas…..have been sewing these bears for three months for friends….would like to share with this group…I’m 86 n sew at home……may I help…thank you for this caring mission!

    • Hi Anne,
      Thanks so much for your interest in joining the RARE Bear army! We’d love to have you and your friends sew bears for the sew-in. To request additional information, please submit your information here. Once you signup, RARE Science will send you all the information you need!

  • This sounds wonderful, but how does one find out if there is a local place participating? If not, can this be done from home and donated somewhere-and where? Thank you!

    • Hi Elaine,
      Thanks so much for your interest in the RARE Bear sew-in! While we don’t have a list of sew-ins happening outside of the Spoonflower factory, we’d love to invite you to sew at home. Once your bears are complete you can mail them back to the RARE Science HQ in California. All of this information and more will be sent to you once you’ve requested the specific materials needed for the bears.