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.



Please note: These are keepsakes and not toys. They are not designed or intended for use as a toy for children of any age. While we do not use any buttons, plastic eyes or small parts, they are made entirely from your clothes and therefore have not been tested and do not conform to any safety standards or guidelines in place for children’s toys. The Patchwork Bear does not accept any liability for the misuse of these keepsakes. 




Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
Tammy T.
Absolutely Perfect!

I was a bit hesitant ordering at first due to the price but am SOO glad I did! They turned out absolutely AMAZING, better than I expected! I got them for Christmas gifts for my kids, in-laws & myself and everyone LOVED them! I am so glad my kids have a forever keepsake of their dad & his love of the Dallas Cowboys! Thank you for such a great gift!

Jennifer M.
Grandpa Paul

Granddaughter cried

Callie L.
Absolutely Wonderful

Our bear was absolutely wonderful. Our Papa passed in October and the patchwork bear people were able to get it to me for Christmas for my sister. We wanted her baby girl to have a piece of him when she is born. I’m so thankful for their hard work.

Debbie D.
Glad I ordered!

I couldn’t be happier with my bears. I ordered two bereavement bears (dad & stepdad) and a Bitty bear (my fur baby). They are of the highest quality, beautiful, and bring me more comfort than I could have imagined. Some of my other friends ordered bereavement bears from other sites but they weren’t nearly as nice and definitely not as artistic. I would highly recommend ordering from the Patchwork Bear.

Memorial Bear

The bear was awesome! My friend was blown away! Thank you again!