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Home of the ORIGINAL Memory Bear & Oprah's Favorite Thing

Your clothes have memories. We help save them.

We're the ORIGINAL Memory Bear company & Oprah's Favorite Thing—saving the memories your clothes hold since 2003. You can trust us to create a keepsake that will become an instant heirloom. Handmade in our professional sewing studio in Pennington, NJ.

a keepsake for all life's moments

Get Started

The Process is Simple

STEP 1: Place your order

Choose a keepsake and any add-ons then place your order

STEP 2: We email shipping instructions

We'll email shipping instructions & an order form to include with your clothes.

STEP 3: Send us your clothes

All packages sent to us are signed for upon receipt and kept in a secure, indoor location. No packages ever left outside; no worries about theft or loss

That's it!

Our small, talented team will get to work making your keepsake.
It takes about 4-6 weeks to make for memory bears & animals; 10-12 weeks for quilts & bags. Longer during holidays (Oct-Dec)

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The Patchwork Bear x Oprah's Favorite Things

Trusted since 2003 & one of Oprah's Favorite Things

Don't let just anyone to cut up your irreplaceable clothes…We are the ORIGINAL Memory Bear company. You can trust us to handle your clothes with care and turn your them into a keepsake you'll love.

From beginning to end, we take pride in what we do, starting when your clothes arrive—they are always signed for and kept in a secure, safe location. Then we work in a professional sewing studio with a small, talented team of designers and sewers. We take the time with your clothes to create keepsakes that are as special as the people who wore them.

(Photo: Founder Jen Cura at Oprah's Favorite Things Media Event)

Turn baby clothes into a memory bear you see every day

Your baby's clothes deserve better than a cardboard box or storage bin.

Remember every milestone—from their first laugh to the day they crawled across the living room floor—when you turn their infant clothes into a special keepsake.

Bereavement bear made with loved ones clothing

Remember loved ones gone, but not forgotten

We know it's hard to lose a loved one.

When you want a dignified way to remember the last time you saw her in her favorite dress, the t-shirts that were so him, or the uniform they proudly wore to work every day, turn their clothing into a Bereavement Bear.

The Patchwork Bear focuses on careful attention to detail and quality workmanship. You can trust your loved ones clothing with us to turn them into a keepsake you’ll cherish forever.

Remembering your big day forever

Now that the big day is over, don't store your dress in a box! We will repurpose it into a keepsake patchwork bear, quilt, or pillow.