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 61 reviews
Holly N.
Best Gift Ever

We are so grateful that someone told us about The Patchwork Bear! It was an honor to work with them to create beautiful memories for my family, especially the Grands of my irreplaceable mom. My mom lit up a room and most often stole the oxygen out of it! Her loss has left such a profound hole in our hearts. While we continue on our journey, grieve and move forward with out her, Patchwork Bear Co. and their owner Jennifer have given us tangible priceless gifts/memories. Jennifer and her teams attention to detail, talent, love and passion to deliver a product that is so unique and special is unprecedented. Each bear, so well made, has a unique representation of my mom's memory. We chose all of her bright colors, some would call them preppy. One special request, that unifies each bear is the animal print chosen for the paws and feet of each of the 6 bears. Embroidered then, one on each bears foot is my mom's name GAGA, and Woo Hoo, her mantra. We are forever grateful, THANK YOU!

Marian e.

I could not be any happier with the outcome. My children were so happy just to have a little peace of my late mother made them so happy. My mother always loved her grandchildren and lived with us she loved this sweater so much.

Noel F.
Memory Bear

I sent in two shirts of my late husband to make a memory bear for our granddaughter who was born the day before he became Ill. They sent back a beautiful bear with his name on the feet. It is so special to me and my family. The whole process went so smoothly and the bear came much quicker than I had anticipated!

Keeping memories alive

One of my dad’s greatest dreams was becoming a grandfather. Unfortunately, we lost him unexpectedly earlier this year and he did not live to see his dream come true. However, his grandkids will be able to hug our dad through the beautiful teddy bears and bunnies the team made for us with his clothes. The team took so much care of my dad’s keepsakes and you can absolutely tell it was a labor of love. Thank you Jennifer and team for keeping my dad alive for generations to come.

Bereavement bear

We sent in my moms cozy jacket that she always wore because she was cold all the time. It was turned into a gorgeous bear with a saying embroidered on that makes me think of my mom. My experience was excellent with great customer service and the bear came home quickly. I would definitely recommend this company handling your precious memories and clothing.