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!)



    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. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 80 reviews
    Annie M.

    From the customer service when I order the bear until it was delivered, the process was easy and seamless. The quality of our memory bear is just beautiful. My siblings and I gave it to our Dad for Christmas, he shed tears when he saw it. He absolutely loved it. Thank you Patchwork Bear, for creating something he will treasure for ever. This is something that touched our whole family ❤️

    Angela T.
    Love my new bear

    Ty so much for the beautiful job that was done on my bear. When I received by bear and opened the box I cried. Definitely tears of joy.

    Annemarie F.
    Brought my family to tears

    My dad passed away in April and I wanted to get teddy bears made out of his clothes for Christmas. Jennifer was extremely helpful and responsive to my questions before shipping the clothes to them. They came in time for Christmas, and everyone loved them. It has such a sentimental feeling when having one of these teddy bears. The teddy bears came out so good. It’s incredible how it’s all handmade.

    Cristin W.
    Absolutely Beautiful

    They did an outstanding job. As soon as I opened the box, I started crying happy tears. A precious keepsake.

    Tami H.
    High quality

    2 bear ordered in my family. They are very high quality. Something that we will treasure as they are made from grandpa's shirts. He has been gone a year but I can still see him in the shirts the bears were made from. I highly recommend.