Commonfolke was established in 2014. One day I just decided I was going to try sewing a bear for my kids, and when I shared it on social media, friends asked if they could buy one. Years later, here I am making thousands of bears a year! :)
⋒ ABOUT OUR BEARS AND STUFFED FRIENDS
They’re all handmade from original patterns, designed by me (Natalie!). I was inspired by minimalist toys, and wanted to make some of my own that were equal parts aesthetically pleasing and comforting. My idea was that the size of the bear would fit perfectly in your hand.
⋒ ABOUT WHO MAKES THEM
First there’s me and my husband. I do all of the creating of new ideas, social media and marketing, emails/customer service, photography, and of course a ton of the actual sewing. My husband helps sew a few things and makes trips to the post office!
And then I have some sewing help. For the past handful of years, I’ve been lucky enough to have my friends April and Cheryl’s help. April does most of the cutting, pinning, machine sewing, and turning things right side out. Cheryl does stuffing, embroidery, and she makes all the mega sized friends.