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Memory Bird made from architect Michael Graves painting aprons

Memory Bird

$ 20.00

A smaller alternative to our memory clothes collection: This cute little bird is made from one or two articles of clothing. Perfect for those small pieces that might not be enough to make a bear or quilt. Measures approximately 4 inches tall x 6 inches wide and includes a convenient hanging ribbon. This is for ONE memory bird.

Some ideas for the memory birds:

  • use baby's onesies to make a baby keepsake
  • make one bird for each member of the family from their clothes and create your own 'family tree'
  • make keepsake birdie ornaments for the holidays
  • make several birds from clothes from a loved one who has passed away and give to all the members of the family.

Please allow 6-8 weeks to create your custom memory bird

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!

18 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Sue J. (Chandler, US)
Absolutely perfect! An amazing blessing!

The Memory Bird was made from fabric left from the simple Memory Bear I ordered. The bear was amazing and I didn't know what to expect of the bird... it is also AMAZING. They did such a great job and have such an eye for design and detail! Using most of the fabric and getting even more beautiful remembrances from the one sweater I had is such a blessing! This will be a lovely "ornament" to hang or display anywhere - even on a Christmas tree! The picture doesn't do it justice - it's ADORABLE and PERFECT. :)

Lisa B. (St Louis, US)

Memory Bird

Joanne D. (Yardley, US)
Ornaments from Gram

I had birds, hearts, and stars made from my mother’s clothes for Christmas. This was the first Christmas without my mother as she passed away in October. Everyone was very touched receiving these beautifully handcrafted gifts. Thank you Jenn and staff for helping to keep my mom’s presence in Christmas for years to come.

Isabel S. (Grove, US)
Best Memory Birds Ever!

These are the cutest memory birds ever! They were exactly as pictured with my specific detail requests! Shipping was very fast and I received these just in time before Christmas! Definitely would recommend this company!


Well made and perfect memory piece to keep mum close

Lulu (Santa Ana, US)
Simply Amazing

Quality of their workmanship and attention to detail is beyond explanation. I’m forever grateful they turned my mom’s favorite blouse into a beautiful work of art that makes us smile every time we see it. We were lucky to have a bear and bird made for her blouse. We had the bird made, since we called her Nanabird! Thank you

Susan P. (Denver, US)
Memory Birds

Love the cute little Memory Birds, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Mike (Rockaway, US)
Very nice memory bird

Thank yo so much for the memory bird made from the pillow my Arnie used. Thank you. It is very nice!

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