Bereavement Bear

$ 120.00

We know it's hard to lose a loved one. Now you can have them back in your arms with a bereavement bear made from their clothes.

Perfect for when you want a dignified way to remember her in a 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.

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


This bear DOES NOT include personalization. Please order HERE if you would like the feet personalized (or you can ADD-ON custom personalization on the bear's chest and/or feet).


**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.


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 44 reviews
Perfect Keepsake

I planned to order both of my children a bereavement bear in honor of their grandpa. Then, we unexpectedly lost my Mother. I requested each bear represent my parents. I sent in very special clothing items. Including my Moms baby dress. I was updated every step of production, and couldn’t be happier. The Bears far exceeded my expectations, and are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. From the bottom of my heart. These keepsakes will become family heirlooms, and cherished always💙

Great service

My grandma recently passed away, and my mom took a bunch of her clothes. Losing her mom was really hard for her so my fiancé and I wanted to give something that would always make her think of her mom, that exactly what this bear will do for her. She absolutely loved it. The team at patchwork bear did an amazing job I’d recommend them to anyone. Worth every penny spent. We receive the bear in the time frame promised and they make the process very easy. The bear is done to perfection. I’m so glad we chose patchwork bear.

Angelyce R.
Russo bear

The bear for father day for my fiancé. We are waiting for his girls to come over to give it to him but I love it! It’s perfect and I hope he loves it as well!


Wonderful experience and got exactly what we were looking for. They even did a special request and inserted the voice of our mother into each bear! We ordered 8 bears. Each was unique. The colors and patterns are were very well done!

Madeline R.
Papa bear

My niece was born on my dads birthday in June of last year. Unfortunately he passed away from COVID in September 2021, he was so excited to be able to have a grand baby born on his birthday. So I couldn’t think of a better way to include him on her first birthday than with a patchwork bear. The bear turned out so beautiful!