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The Original Memory Bear, personalized

$ 150.00

Your clothes hold memories from when you wore them. We help save them.


  • Baby clothes that mark the moment she first walked
  • Team jerseys from every one of his high school matches,
  • T-shirts from every concert you ever saw, 
  • Dresses and polos from all the places you traveled together
  • and even your wedding dress...

    We can turn them all into a handcrafted, keepsake bear that gives your memories so much more meaning than clothing stuffed away in a cardboard box.

    Choose 1-2 adult or 4-6 child or 6-10 infant/baby clothes per bear.

    *This Memory Bear INCLUDES custom personalization on both feet.

    How does it work? 

    1. Place your order online here.
    2. We EMAIL shipping instructions & order form 
    3. Send the order form & clothes to our studio and in approximately 4-6 weeks, you will receive your custom memory bear made entirely from your clothes!

    Measures approximately 17 inches tall and features embroidered eyes and nose to added charm and safety. Each bear is handmade to order in our Princeton, NJ studio and we encourage your design input!

    **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!)


    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!

    90 Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 90 reviews
    Wade M.J.
    Beat from grandmas swy

    This is my second best from the patchwork bear and both beats have turned out perfect. I love them both.

    Jynnifer B.
    The team is amazing!! I love my bear!!

    I am over then moon happy with my Patchwork Bear!! The fact that it’s made from ties my Daddy use to wear is amazing!! I also appreciate being able to customize the bear which made me feel like a part of the process. My bear is so beautifully and artfully made, a friend suggested I place it in a glass case. I am so happy and grateful for the care that was taken in making my bear. I wish I could hug the person who made my bear. I’ve been in a constant state of sadness and getting my bear has totally lifted my spirits!! I absolutely love this bear ❤️

    Corinne V.
    Love My Bears

    Ordered 13 bears. Loved every one of them. Used Mom’s clothes and had a bear for every daughter, daughter in law, grand daughter and great grand daughter. They loved them! They are beautiful. Nicely made, high quality, good size. Just perfect in every way. Worth every penny for the priceless memories.

    Gina P.
    I adore my bear!!

    I absolutely love my bear! It is exactly how I pictured it would be. I was really worried about sending off my parent’s clothes, but I am happy I did, and I was even sent back the leftover material that wasn’t used. I will now recommend this company to everyone that is looking for a reliable place to make a treasured keepsake of their loved ones.

    Tami D.
    Memory Bear

    This was a fantastic item. I am very pleased with the job that was done. The turn around was extremely fast. Thank you for honoring my son!

    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.