The Original Memory Bear

$ 120.00

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

    This Original Memory Bear is our best-selling memory bear, and was featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things!

    Measures approximately 17 inches tall and features embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety.

    How does it work? 

    1. Place your order here.
    2. We EMAIL you shipping instructions  
    3. Send 1-2 adult (or 4-10 baby/child) clothes to us and in approximately 4-6 weeks, you'll receive a custom memory bear made entirely from your clothes!

    *This Memory Bear does not include custom personalization. You can order HERE to purchase a bear with personalization.

    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!)


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 64 reviews

    Sending clothing items from a loved one that has passed away to people I did not know made me nervous. Wouldn’t I be better off just keeping the shirt and then I would always have it? The Patchwork Bear did a phenomenal job on my memory bear, so much so I have ordered multiple bears. They send you information every step of the way. Confirmation when they have received your items and an estimate of completion time. I’m no longer nervous, I am thankful for their creativity and care of some of my most cherished possessions.

    Mark W.
    They loved it

    After my father in law passed away I wanted to do something special for my wife and her sisters. I sent in some special shirts and provided my design input for 3 unique bears. In 4 to 6 weeks I received the package and could not be happier. I am really impressed with the the quality of work and attention to detail. They answered all of my questions and created something really unique. I highly recommend them.

    Kelly R.
    Teddy Bear Rush

    I found this company while looking for something special to have made for my cousins daughters baby shower gift. Her grandmother is pretty sick and hospice is involved. With the uncertainty of the whole situation, I asked the for this order to be rushed. I wanted the gifts to arrive before the baby shower and before another big change is on it's way. Jen responded quickly, and reassured me all would arrive in time. Not only did all things get made quickly from first ordered, I added a little itty bitty bear. I got the box the week of the shower and was able to show my Aunt all the cute items that were made out of her shirts that she had hand selected herself for this secret project, she even kept the secret. When I took the bears and pillows over she was so impressed with all! She told me about the shirts and pointed to all the pieces as she talked. Thank you for make these special, very special bears and pillow. At the baby shower the mother to be cried when she read about the bear and where the fabrics came from. This company is caring and has so much talent!. Well made and the way they design each bear is amazing. The pillow turned out better then I thought. Jen the owner even added a personal note to my order. Forever grateful! ~ Thank you! My suggested, let the talent they have design your bear or pillow. They know what they are doing and did it so well! Kelly R

    Janice T.
    More than I ever expected

    The bear turned out better than I imagined. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of my mom and dad and what wonderful parents they were. What a great remembrance.

    Dianna L.
    My sweet Bears

    They turned out way better than I dreamed. One was in memory of my father because I am still a daddy's girl and miss his every day. The other was for my sister who lost her mom unexpectedly. It turned out perfectly. Definitely worth it ❤