The Crimson Thimble
The Crimson Thimble


Memory Bears - (as well as cats, dogs, angels, pillows, etc.)

Bears are created using garments from a special event or person - wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, prom, military uniform, or clothing from a departed loved one. The finished bear is approximately 15" high. The arms and legs are sewn on and slightly movable. They are not jointed with plastic parts. They have no facial features. Filled with polyester stuffing. $40.00 each for a basic bear.

Additional details and embellishments available for extra charge - 

* patches, collar, two-toned, neck/bow tie, cuffs, buttonhole strip in front

* embroidered words, names, designs

Process - Send 2 small or 1 large garment for each bear. Must be clean with no tobacco or pet odors. Several bears can be made from one wedding gown. Shipping cost to and from my studio is at your expense. 

Special Notice  as of 05/19/2013 - After much consideration and prayer, I have decided to make a special arrangement for families that have lost a child under the age of 16. These bears will be created with no labor charge up to one year after loss. Families will only incur cost of shipping and materials to create the bear. I really enjoy making them and I know how they can touch the heart of a recipient, especially a grieving parent.


Christmas Stockings -

$15.00 for fully lined basic cotton stocking. Add $4.00 for embroidered name. Extra charges for -

* embellishments like beads, trim, sequins, buttons

* velvet, brocade, burlap and other specialty fabrics

* applique designs

* quilting


Machine Embroidery -

Lettering and a large variety of designs embroidered onto quilts, crafts and clothing 


Text and design priced at:

$1.00 per 1,000 stitches - up to 2 colors of basic embroidery thread

$1.10 per 1,000 stitches - 3 to 6 colors of basic embroidery thread or if using metallic or specialty threads

$1.25 per 1,000 stitches - over 7 colors of basic embroidery thread

Digitizing your own design = $25.00 set up charge


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Kimberly Johnson at

The Crimson Thimble
Athens, TN 37303

Phone: (423) 665-0111





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