Jo Ann Klassen

Hi, My name is Jo Ann Klassen and I began sewing teddy bears about 1995 and I haven't stopped since. Ever since I was small I made things and I always thought it might be wonderful to make stuffed animals like the ones in the stores. Well, the animals I make now are even more wonderful than those in the stores and I'm loving every minute of it.

I work from my home in Calgary, and I sell my bears through a store here in town, at the Bear Fair in Calgary in the fall, and also by word of mouth. I also have a pattern in the catalog of Edinburgh Imports in California.

My Creations are sewn from imported mohairs, alpacas, wools, synthetics, leather and ultrasuede, and stuffed with combinations of fiberfil, steel shot and plastic pellets.


Grizzle is sewn from synthetic fur. He has glass eyes and is stuffed with fiberfil. He stand 4 1/2" tall.



Hunnibear is sewn from cotton loop. He has glass eyes and is stuffed with fiberfil and steel shot. He is approximately 7" tall.

A colored leaflet ($2.00) is available which shows many of my bears and bunnies (Oh yes, bunnies too!). Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Jo Ann Klasssen,
138 Wimbledon Crescent, S.W.,
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA,
T3C 3J3
Phone: 403.249.9813