Leith Toy Hospital

Teddy Repairs by Leith Toy Hospital

Do you or your child have a favourite cuddly toy who’s just been loved and cuddled that bit too much? A teddy full of holes, a bear with missing limbs, or someone who’s just lost their smile? toy hospital DoctorDon’t panic! Here at Leith Toy Hospital I’ve seen worse! I can give them a careful operation (under anaesthetic of course), and make sure that they come back to you healthy and strong enough to withstand many more years of love and hugs. We carry out teddy repairs every day ranging from much loved childrens’ toys to antique bear restoration.

I make toys all day every day, so have a very thorough understanding of how they are made. Favourite cuddlies are the centre of a child’s world, and it can very upsetting when they become damaged. I know how important it is that retain the same character and expression, so will make absolutely sure that this is preserved.

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Click here to get in touch or email mari@picturetopuppet.co.uk

Get in touch if you have a friend who needs some TLC!

Or email mari@picturetopuppet.co.uk

Or visit 64 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh



Teddy repairs we can do:

  • Surface clean – £10-30
  • Opening and closing per compartment – £5
  • Seam repair/ reinforcement – from £4.50
  • Joint Replacement – £15 per joint
  • Replacing paw pads  -£7.50 per pad
  • Limb replacement (matching fabrics as closely as possible) – From £25
  • Patching/ Darning – from £8
  • Re-embroidering nose & mouth – £12
  • Replacing safety eyes/ noses £5 per feature
  • Restuffing – from £5
  • Making new clothes – From £25
  • “New skin!” Well, snakes do it, so why not teddies? I can make a new skin in a very similar fabric to exactly the same size and shape as your teddy, and put the original teddy inside the new skin (including the soul, of course.) It’s the same teddy, but with a complete makeover. – from £65
  • Or in the most drastic of cases where the teddy has been lost, we can recreate it from a photo. From £130

Toy Hospital Case Studies

New nose and outfit

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On with his head: a dramatic case of joint repair!
Before and after of antique bear restoration
Replacement eyes, nose, mouth, and new clothes… read about Big Ted’s makeover here.
Before and after of toy hospital bunny repair
Replacement clothes and repairs after a dog mauling… find out more about Bunny’s new lease on life here.

New Nose, horns, repairing and restuffing


Darning ALOT of holes and a new protective onesie!


I’ll chat with you before I do anything to make sure you’re getting a bear repair that you’re happy with. I’ll even send your toy back with a doctor’s note stating how long the teddy will need off work to recover fully and what exercises they need to do.

Where to find Leith Toy Hospital

If you have a cuddly toy who needs some TLC, you can either:


  •  Email a picture of you damaged teddy to mari@picturetopuppet.co.uk and I will suggest what needs doing and how much it will cost. Then you can post me the teddy and I will send it back special delivery.

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Visit my gallery for some examples of my previous work.

N.B. I only do cuddly toys and puppets, I’m afraid I don’t do plastic or wooden toys.



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