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Home of the ORIGINAL Memory Bear & Oprah's Favorite Thing

Bitty Bear

$ 78.00


It's a smaller version of our much loved Patchwork Memory Bear! 

Measuring just 11 inches (vs 17 inches for the Original Memory Bear) this cutie has a soft minky nose, embroidered eyes and perfectly sized to tote around. 

Due to the smaller size of this bear, we do not recommend using clothes with graphics since they will be cut too small and be unreadable. Personalization or add-ons not available on this item.

We use only one article of clothing for your bitty bear but can incorporate more than one for orders of 2 or more bears if requested.

If you have clothes with graphics like t-shirts, please order the ORIGINAL MEMORY BEAR



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!

52 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Mandy J. (Peachtree City, US)
I love my bear!!

You always do the most amazing work. This bear is so special because the items belonged to my mother who passed a year and half ago. The pieces are from her wedding dress, her bedspread from when I was a child and her most recent night gown. Thank you so much!


I am so happy with my Bitty Bears. I have already ordered four more.

Roberta W. (Lodi, US)
Mom’s Housecoat

I upgraded from a Bitty Bear to a Simple Memory Bear. This housecoat my mom wore all the time; there were a few small holes and stains. I didn’t want to throw away and I couldn’t donate so I looked at ways to use the housecoat and the Memory Bear was perfect. She lived to be 101 and I know she would have liked it.

Marie B. (Suffield, US)
Fantastic Experience

I initially ordered 4 Bitty Bears for myself and 3 siblings. Really wanted to do something unique for my sisters and brother with the recent passing of our mom. I was hoping we had enough material to do 4 Patchwork Memory Bears. On arrival of the clothes they informed my they had enough to do the larger version and combine clothes' from my Dad and Mom. They kept me informed every step of the way. When the package arrived I wanted to send it as a surprise but I was too excited and couldn't wait to share with everyone. Nothing they would have expected to receive.

Exceptionally happy with the results and the process. Highly recommend. And if you are not ready to do something like this at the moment of a loved ones passing, save some of the clothes. You will be happy you did.

Kelly P. (Ludlow, US)
Excellent Work

The best! Always pleased with the craftsmanship of my bears. They’re very special.

Astrid L. (Los Angeles, US)
Grandpa Bitty Bear

I loved using The Patchwork Bear to get keepsakes for my family. Our grandpa passed away in March and some of our family members were unable to travel for the funeral. The bitty bears were created with love and attention and looked beautiful. It was everything we needed to provide us with a small part of our grandpa.

The communication was great and they took great care of the clothes I sent. I was even able to get unused clothes back! I would recommend this service to anyone trying to make a beautiful gift or keepsake to remember a loved one!

Rebecca G. (Las Vegas, US)

Bitty Bear

Joanne D. (Yardley, US)
A Gift from Grammy

My mother passed away in October. I was so happy with the Biity Bears that were made from her clothing. I gave them to her four great grandchildren as Christmas presents from beloved "Grammy". The bears are beautifully made and I would highly recommend doing this, for now the children have this special gift to cherish forever. Thank you, Jen and your wonderful staff for making the bears with love, so that now the kids have something to love for years to come from their great-grandmother. With great appreciation, Joanne DeGoria

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