Bereavement Bear, personalized

$ 150.00

We know it is hard to lose a loved one. Keep their memory alive with a bereavement bear made entirely from their clothing. These bears are by far the closest to our hearts to make- we hope each bear we make bring comfort and happy memories for every member of the family.  Includes custom personalization on each foot.

With careful attention to detail and quality workmanship, you can trust your loved ones clothes with the team here at The Patchwork Bear. Every stitch is sewn with love & respect, and we hope each bear we make for you brings comfort and happy memories for your entire family.

Your finished bereavement bear measures a perfectly huggable 17 inches tall and features embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety.


  1. Place your order today!
  2. We email shipping instructions and a printable order form 
  3. Send us: 1-2 adult (or 4-8 child) size clothes with the order form
  4. In about 4-6 weeks, you'll receive a memory bear made entirely from the clothes you sent. 


  • We are the ORIGINAL memory bear company, started in 2003 with the goal of saving your memories by up-cyling favorite clothes. You can trust our experience, talent and heart when it comes to saving your memories. 
  • Your clothes are received and signed for by a real person, not left outside by shipping carriers with the threat of weather damage or theft
  • We have a professional sewing studio with a small, talented team of designers and makers who share the joy of creating keepsakes for you
  • We encourage your design input and requests and love to hear stories about the memories made in the clothes you send.
  • We are one of Oprah's Favorite Things and Creative Child Magazine's Product of the Year 

**If you would like to give a Memory Bear as a gift, please order our Memory Bear Gift Kit. (It's the same as this memory bear, just packaged for gift giving!)

Contact us for a discount on 5 or more memory bears.


(Some photos shown with optional ADD ONs for your memory bear. CLICK HERE to see all our add on options.





Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Tana L.R.
Soul touching

Absolutely love the memory hugging my mother!

Julie C.

The bears are absolutely perfect! They exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much!

Paige I.
Bereavement Bear

They far exceeded my expectations, and the bear is just so perfect! It’s so special to have, and was a gift that will be treasured for so long! Thank you so much for your beautiful work!

Erica L.

I don’t even know how to thank you enough for this keepsake. This bear couldn’t be any more perfect. I knew it would come out amazing, but it was beyond my expectations. I cried when I opened it because you did such an amazing job.
My mom passed away in March unexpectedly. My mom and my brother really enjoyed watching the Patriots together. I gave this bear to my brother for Christmas and he absolutely loved it. He cried and said it was the best gift he has ever received. He has watched every Patriots game with the bear ☺️.
Thank you so much for doing what you do and helping people feel some comfort after losing a loved one.
All my best,
Erica Lemay

Julie F.

The bear turned out so beautiful! Beyond our expectations!
Could not have asked for a more beautiful memory.
Thank you so very much.💙