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

The Original Memory Bear, personalized

$ 150.00

Your clothes hold memories from when you wore them. We help save them. Some ideas:

  • 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...

  • Choose 1-2 adult or 4-6 child or 6-10 infant/baby clothes per bear.
    Please allow 6-8 weeks to make your bear (+shipping time)

    *This Memory Bear INCLUDES custom personalization on both feet and measures approximately 17 inches tall

    Want to give this as a gift and you don't have the clothes? Order a MEMORY BEAR GIFT KIT (ships in 1-2 business days)



    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!

    106 Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 106 reviews
    Anonymous (New York, US)
    Memory Bear Review

    I couldn't be happier with my recent purchase of an original memory bear. My sister had two of these made for me/my children with the dress my late mother wore to my own wedding. I used the remainder of the dress to have a bear made for my sister's first child; the care and quality work of the Patchwork Bear team in creating this keepsake for our family was second to none. The order process was seamless and I received my order within the timeline communicated to me at purchase date. I highly recommend The Patchwork Bear and will continue to tell anyone who will listen!

    Jamilyn (Winter Springs, US)
    Absolutely beautiful!

    An amazing keepsake. Extremely well made and will be ordering another one.

    Cindy B. (Clarksville, US)
    I love my bear!

    My husband passed on Halloween, his favorite holiday. He was a bug Ghostbusters fan. I sent in his Ghostbusters jumpsuit and had the most perfect bear made. I absolutely love it! I will treasure it forever.

    Steve W. (Los Angeles, US)
    The best!

    Best service, communication and product!

    Highly suggest

    Ashlie C. (Mulkeytown, US)
    Everything I Expected

    I ordered 2 patchwork memory bears, and they are exactly what I imagined they would be - great quality, unique, and keepsakes that will last forever. Jen was so great to work with answering my questions in a timely manner and understanding the requests I had for how the shirts were to be used for each bear. Thank you!

    Heather W. (Salem, US)
    Memories of Dad & Mom

    Received my bears today & they were everything plus of what gave my family joy. Very well made & really Sharp. Thanks.

    Blalock F. (Coventry, US)
    My two bears

    I had these made in memory of my two son’s after we lost them. With my first son I only had a shirt and a pair of jeans for them to work with. With my second son I had several shirts that were included in the making of the bear. Both are very sweet. I would definitely recommend having a bear made. I love that both bears have my son’s names embroidered on their feet along with birth dates and when we lost them.

    Lynn D. (Londonderry, US)
    Papa Bears

    Purchased three memory bears for my grandchildren. They absolutely love them. Very well made. On one of the bears the most important word “Papa” was covered by your patch on the back. Wish they would’ve put it on the opposite side.

    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