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Bitty Bear

$ 78.00

It's a smaller version of our much loved Patchwork Memory Bear! 

Measuring just 11 inches (vs 17 inches for the Original Memory Bear) this cutie has a soft minky nose, embroidered eyes and perfectly sized to tote around. 

Due to the smaller size of this bear, we do not recommend using clothes with graphics since they will be cut too small and be unreadable. Personalization or add-ons not available on this item.

We use only one article of clothing for your bitty bear but can incorporate more than one for orders of 2 or more bears.

If you have clothes with graphics like t-shirts, please order the ORIGINAL MEMORY BEAR


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. 

Step 1: Order your keepsake product

Step 2: We email shipping instructions and an order form

After your order is processed, we EMAIL shipping instructions & a printable order form.

(Gift Kits will ship in 2-3 days and include an order form, shipping instructions & mailing bag)

Step 3: Send your clothes to the patchwork bear

All packages sent to us are signed for upon receipt and kept in a safe, indoor location. We know your clothes are irreplaceable and we take great care throughout the process

Step 4: receive your keepsake in just a few weeks. Instant heirloom!

Please allow 4-6 weeks for memory bears & animals; 8-12 weeks for quilts & bags. May take longer during holidays (Oct-Dec). 

CONTACT US if you have a specific deadline or any questions. We can't wait to help you save your memories!

36 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Cristen R. (New York, US)
Amazing work !

This was such an easy process and worth every penny ! We ordered 4 bears for our kids who lost their uncle (my brother) and we are so unbelievably happy with how the bears turned out. THANK YOU !!!

Jennifer (Montague, US)
They did it again!

This will be my 3rd bear from you and you did not disappoint again. They are so cute and a great keepsake to remember my mom with her summer bathrobe that we remember her wearing. My sister and I now have something to remember her by. Thank you!

Sharon S. (Boston, US)
Love my Bitty Bears!

Last spring I ordered one bitty bear. It was so hard to send my mother’s sweatshirt off to be made into a keepsake bear. It was a gift for my niece’s baby shower. The team from the patchwork bear kept me updated through the entire process. I received the bitty bear as promised on time for the shower. They did such a great job!

So, I ordered two more. Once again, everything from start to finish was perfect. I left specific instructions which they made sure to do. I highly recommend the patchwork bear!

Anonymous (Daly City, US)
Loving my little bear!

So glad I found the Patchwork Bear! This is such a sweet way to honor a loved one and I’m so happy with how my bitty bear turned out!

Mackenzie W. (Fond du Lac, US)
Grandpa’s Bear

Baby Arlo has never gotten to meet Grandpa Arlo but Grandpas memory lives on this bear! We used one of Grandpa’s last shirts for this bear and it turned out absolutely perfect. Thank you for giving a piece to carry on his legacy.

Renee H. (Bound Brook, US)

The Patchwork Bear is such a talented team! The articles we turned over to this wonderful group went from being clothing to treasured keepsake Bitty Bears. Everyone that I interfaced with at the shop was outstanding - just super to work with! Now looking forward to their magic with a T-shirt quilt! Thanks to all at the shop!!!

Jennifer C. (Douglasville, US)
Itty bitty bears

Great communication throughout the process. Very happy with the end product

Stephanie (Gaithersburg, US)
So happy!

I sent my grandma’s shirt off to be made into two bitty bears so that my mom and I could each have one. They are perfect! They quality is amazing and I really couldn’t be happier.

My mom has no idea she’s getting it, and my grandpa passed a few years ago so I know it will be such an amazing surprise. I had held onto the shirt knowing I wanted SOMETHING, but not sure what. Then I came across this site in my search. Thank you so much for giving me and my mom a beautiful keepsake of a woman we loved so dearly! (Had to add a cute photo of grandma in her shirt for reference) :D

why us?

Why choose The Patchwork Bear to make your custom keepsake?

The Patchwork Bear has been trusted to turn your favorite clothes into keepsakes since 2005 and understand your clothing is irreplaceable- full of stains and memories. We take the utmost care of your clothes in every step of the process from receiving the clothes, to design, to creation and delivery. 

We know it is difficult to send your clothes away to be cut up, but you can trust that our talented design team will transform them into a keepsake you will love. We get to know you through the clothes you send and our goal is to create custom products from clothing that will bring back happy memories. 

award winning

One of Oprahs's Favorite Things

If OPRAH trusts us, you can too! In 2017, we were thrilled to have our Memory Bear chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things. 

Our products have received numerous awards and recognition, notably the Creative Child Product of the Year and Oprah's Favorite Things List. 

The Patchwork Bear x Oprah's Favorite Things