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Memory Bears made with just one special shirt
Review for a simple memory bear

A Simple Memory Bear made with one shirt

$ 98.00

As you can image, labor costs for design and sewing is our biggest expense when making custom memory bears. We're offering this SIMPLE MEMORY BEAR made from just ONE (adult sized) SHIRT and passing the savings to you!

It's just one simple memory bear made from one shirt.

NOTE: Because this bear is offered at a significant savings, we CANNOT include any add-ons or special design requests (like personalization, pocket, collar, applique, etc)

If you want to use more than one article of clothing in one bear or customize your bear, CLICK HERE to order the Original Memory Bear.

Any questions? CONTACT US and I'll be happy to get back to you. 

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!

48 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
Vivian W. (New Smyrna Beach, US)
Amazing keepsake!

A dearly loved grandfather's shirt was used to make a keepsake bear for a great grandson to be born soon. Such a wonderful way to connect generations in a family. Many thanks to the person(s) that sewed our bear!

Anna D. (Ridgewood, US)

A Simple Memory Bear made with one shirt

Karen K. (Long Beach, US)
Absolutely perfect

The bear is very well made. The correspondence from the company was great - they kept me informed of the status. I had some special requests and they were all honored. I'm so very, very pleased with this and would highly recommend The Patchwork bear hands down! Thanks for the most memorable keepsake ever.

Mary P. (New Port Richey, US)
Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

What an amazing keepsake. The quality was outstanding and it was such an easy process.
Thank you so much!!

Michael W. (Girard, US)
Wonderful gift!

This was a wonderful gift to my wife, to commemorate her mother’s memory. The amount of time and quality of this gift is incredible. Thank you for creating such a wonderful gift for my wife!

Kassie L. (Omaha, US)

I received my memory bears this weekend and I’m beyond happy with them! Not only is the quality amazing but they were so intentional on where to place the different patterns on the bear to make it look great!
Thank you, Patchwork Bear for helping make my grandma’s memory live on through these beautiful bears!

Kyle T. (Greenwich, US)
Priceless - Awesome Work

These bears mean the world to me after losing my Mom in 2022. The clothes chosen were 3 nightgowns that she basically lived in the last 6 months of her life. I wasn’t sure the material could be used as it was very stretchy but your designers attention to detail really shows the passion they put into each bear. Seeing these bears brought tears to my eyes as they were like having a piece of Mom back with us. I would highly recommend Patchwork Bear to anyone and everyone.
Kyle Towne

Kali (Castle Rock, US)
Absolutely perfect!

I ordered two bears and they came out even better then expected. I love them so much and it was a perfect way to remember my brother.I cannot thank you enough.

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