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

How to Order

We know it can be hard to send your clothes to be made into a keepsake. You can trust us to take utmost care from start to finish and made the process simple. Here is how it works.

See What We Can Make Out Of Your Clothes

❤️ 🧸 What We do

Save your memories with a keepsake made from your clothes

When you want to keep the memories but cut down on the clutter, we turn your clothes into a memory bear, quilt or other keepsake that beautifully saves all your life's most meaningful moments.

❤️ 🧸 Our Promise

Your clothing & memories handle with love & care

We know it's hard to part with irreplaceable clothes and the memories they hold and we don't take that responsibility lightly.That's why we go above and beyond to ensure the safety of your clothes from start to finish. We know each keepsake is as unique as the person whose clothes we are making them from and give it the love and care it deserves.

love + care

We're a small, happy team that works together to understand the story behind your clothing, your special requests and how we'll honor your memories with every step of the design and creation of your keepsake.

professional

We make your keepsakes in a professional sewing studio that's smoke-free, clean, bright and located in beautiful downtown Pennington, New Jersey. If you're in the area, we'd love to see you! Schedule an appointment to drop off your clothes or just say hi and see our inspired workspace.

trusted + experienced

Since 2005, we've been trusted to turn clothes into keepsakes from baby clothes to wedding dresses, we have years of experience working with all kinds of clothes and everyone from carpool moms to celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Chad Lowe, Nicole Kidman and were named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. If Oprah trusts us, you can too! 

safe & secure

All your packages are received in a safe, secure, indoor location and signed for upon delivery. Why? Because we all know packages can arrive at any time of day, and we can't be at the studio all the time. This way, they are never left outdoors subject to theft or bad weather. Peace of mind for us and you too.

meet the maker

The Patchwork Bear was founded by Jennifer Cura who combined her skill as an architect with her love of design and sewing to create a line of handmade keepsakes that are as cherished and personal as those who own them. 

What started as a hobby in Jen's basement has grown to a full sewing studio in Princeton, NJ. Together with a small, talented & thoughtful team, they offer a service that helps save memories, remember loved ones and give new life to favorite clothes. 

"Each and every order is unique and special in it's own way, and we love getting to know you through the clothes you send us. The most rewarding part for me is seeing how our designs touch your life by bringing back happy memories.."

- Jennifer Cura, founder of The Patchwork Bear