Bereavement Bear, personalized

$ 150.00

We know it is hard to lose a loved one. Keep their memory alive with a bereavement bear made entirely from their clothing. These bears are by far the closest to our hearts to make- we hope each bear we make bring comfort and happy memories for every member of the family.  Includes custom personalization on each foot.

With careful attention to detail and quality workmanship, you can trust your loved ones clothes with the team here at The Patchwork Bear. Every stitch is sewn with love & respect, and we hope each bear we make for you brings comfort and happy memories for your entire family.

Your finished bereavement bear measures a perfectly huggable 17 inches tall and features embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety.


  1. Place your order today!
  2. We email shipping instructions and a printable order form 
  3. Send us: 1-2 adult (or 4-8 child) size clothes with the order form
  4. In about 4-6 weeks, you'll receive a memory bear made entirely from the clothes you sent. 


  • We are the ORIGINAL memory bear company, started in 2003 with the goal of saving your memories by up-cyling favorite clothes. You can trust our experience, talent and heart when it comes to saving your memories. 
  • Your clothes are received and signed for by a real person, not left outside by shipping carriers with the threat of weather damage or theft
  • We have a professional sewing studio with a small, talented team of designers and makers who share the joy of creating keepsakes for you
  • We encourage your design input and requests and love to hear stories about the memories made in the clothes you send.
  • We are one of Oprah's Favorite Things and Creative Child Magazine's Product of the Year 

**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!)

Contact us for a discount on 5 or more memory bears.


(Some photos shown with optional ADD ONs for your memory bear. CLICK HERE to see all our add on options.





Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
Noel F.
Memory Bear

I sent in two shirts of my late husband to make a memory bear for our granddaughter who was born the day before he became Ill. They sent back a beautiful bear with his name on the feet. It is so special to me and my family. The whole process went so smoothly and the bear came much quicker than I had anticipated!

Keeping memories alive

One of my dad’s greatest dreams was becoming a grandfather. Unfortunately, we lost him unexpectedly earlier this year and he did not live to see his dream come true. However, his grandkids will be able to hug our dad through the beautiful teddy bears and bunnies the team made for us with his clothes. The team took so much care of my dad’s keepsakes and you can absolutely tell it was a labor of love. Thank you Jennifer and team for keeping my dad alive for generations to come.

Bereavement bear

We sent in my moms cozy jacket that she always wore because she was cold all the time. It was turned into a gorgeous bear with a saying embroidered on that makes me think of my mom. My experience was excellent with great customer service and the bear came home quickly. I would definitely recommend this company handling your precious memories and clothing.

D.J. D.
Memory bear

Love the bear, the memory of a concert sister & and the ability to hold that memory in my hands. Thank you.

Kathleen M.
Precious keepsake

My beautiful mother passed away at the end of February. I sent in a shirt she wore all the time that looked very pretty on her and received my adorable memory bear with her name embroidered on the foot within 5 weeks. Thrilled with the finished product and the Patchwork Bear company. Pricey but worth every penny. Highly recommend