My First Keepsake Memory Bear
- How it works
Remember buying your baby's first clothes? The tiny onesies, sleepers, receiving blankets. The smell of baby detergent...mmmm. It's hard to remember they could be so small. These clothes have memories of precious early days and we can save them.
Send us your baby's clothes and we'll create a memory bear to remember all those special moments: coming home outfit, receiving blanket, first steps, first holidays... Perfect way to keep those memories close to your heart.
Choose at least 6-12 baby-sized clothes (if preemie size, please send a few more) to make this heirloom bear.
Finished bear measures approximately 17 inches tall with embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety (no plastic parts or buttons!).
*NOTE: This memory bear does not include personalization. If you would like additional personalization, you can add ADD PERSONALIZATION HERE.
GIVING AS A GIFT?
Give the gift of memories. Order a Memory Bear Gift Kit! It's the same as this memory bear, just packaged for gift giving. You can even include a personal gift message at checkout to include with your gif kit.
Please note: These are keepsake memory bears 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!
We did a Patchwork Bear from for our older son out of his baby clothes and this one was for his little brother. We love them both! This one was smaller and softer than the one we got for his older brother, and I prefer that. It's very cute! The sewers were kind enough to reach out to us to clarify how we wanted our fabric when there was question, and they followed our directions very well. We're very happy!
I love it
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.
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.