Replacing a favourite toy
In the unthinkable event that a treasured toy is lost, there is still hope! At Picture to Puppet, recreating a lost toy is a common request and we’re happy to help. Just send us a photo of your treasured toy and some dimensions and we can rebuild it to your specification.
The Toy Recreation Process
2. DESIGN PHASE
Initially we ask for a £50 design fee. This covers a scale drawing of your toy and up to 6 fabric samples.
3. FABRIC SOURCING
We spend a lot of time sourcing fabrics to find the most suitable fabric for your toy. We order in samples from all over the world and can also dye fabrics here in the workshop to get the closest possible match. Where required, we can also age and distress fabrics with sandpaper, wire brushes and high spin washes. If your toy is make from a printed fabric that is no longer available, we can also recreate the custom printed fabric, which typically costs £120. Adding printed or embroidered text is also an option. If further fabric samples are required after the initial 6, these are charged at £5 apiece.
4. Matching Features
Let us know if there are any small details that are important to your toy, such as uneven eyes, worn areas or patches. We can usually source plastic or glass features to match; if not we can also cast them ourselves in the workshop.
If further samples are required after the initial 6, these are charged at £5 apiece.
5. MAKING THE TOY
If you’re happy with the drawings and swatches, we invoice you for the remainder of the price. We make the toy and send it to you.
6. FINAL EDITS
If you require any changes after seeing the toy, we can either make amendments to it, which are charged at £25 per hour, or make a second iteration of the toy, which would cost 60% of the original price.
The number of requests we have for remaking a lost teddy shows that no matter how old you are, there are few things more valuable than your favourite teddy.