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


Based on 953 reviews
Love it

I am really happy with the memory bear made from my dad's old flannel shirt. I love it so much!

Bitty Bear
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!

Memory Heart
Linda K. (Hampton Bays, US)
Memory bears and hearts

I am so impressed with the workmanship of this company and can’t wait to give them to my family. I ordered two bears for my adult children and two hearts for my grandchildren. I sent my husband’s shirts and the fabric is on the bears and the hearts. This is such a wonderful memory of their father and grandfather. I know this will be a very emotional day for them but also a happy one. Thank you.

The Original Memory Bear
Regina R. (Apple Valley, US)
Quality workmanship!

I have ordered from The Patchwork Bear several times for myself and all family members! Absolutely gorgeous bears, rabbits, and quilts. The make wonderful keepsakes.❤️

Bereavement Bear
Ashli S. (Littleton, US)

Truly breathtaking. The quality of work is exceptional and will not disappoint. Recommend 10/10. Thank you!!

My First Keepsake Memory Bear
Cynthia G. (San Antonio, US)
Aunt Mary

My Memory Bear is beautiful! I love all the details. I sent instructions as to how I wanted the material used and they exceeded my expectations. I will treasure it forever.

My Memory Bear is beautiful! I love all the details. I sent instructions as to how I wanted the material used and they exceeded my expectations. I will treasure it forever.

Bitty Bear

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


We received our keepsake bear today, made of our almost one year olds newborn clothing and gahh it’s perfect!! It brings back so many memories of those early days. I had lots of her newborn clothing just sitting in our closet taking up space and I wanted this bear to cherish and remember such a precious time with my babygirl. I love it so much!! Thank you Patchwork Bear!!

Bitty Bear
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.

Memory Heart
Anonymous (Brooklyn, US)
Heart Ornaments

Thank you to the patchwork team for creating my beautiful hearts from my son's early clothes. I gave them as gifts to family and friends. Everyone was touched by them. They were great and I highly recommend this company and product.

Loving Lil

I’m so happy with Lily’s memory Bear. All her favorite clothes are there for me to hold on to at anytime💞it’s just perfect. I feel like you may have even used the ones that were “loved” on more and that made me so happy to see. Thank you. And the 3 hearts with extra fabric was such a nice gift! I have told so many about your company and shared pictures.

Memory Bear

I’m over the moon satisfied with my Memory Bear. There craftsmanship is amazing. I can’t express the emotion I felt hugging my Bear when I received it 2 days prior to Father’s Day! I love it!❤️

The Original Memory Bear
Heather G. (Greenville, US)
Graduating Fellows

We wanted something special for our graduating fellows and what better way than to make a keepsake with their personal white coat worn during training! You did a fantastic job and have started a new tradition with our fellowship. We look forward to many years of making memories with you!

The Original Memory Bear
Giulia H. (Elkton, US)

There's a certain sentimental allure to the idea of this bear. It's crafted from a police uniform, the child's father and that personal connection adds a layer of potential warmth. Unfortunately, the execution falls short. The dark fabric overwhelms the bear's form, making it difficult to see the playful essence of a teddy bear. While the concept of honoring Dad's service is touching, the result feels more like a somber reminder than a cuddly companion.

The Original Memory Bear
Barbara K. (Austin, US)
Flannel sweetness

I sent in two of my father’s flannel shirts for the Patchwork Bear. I love it and especially the shirt pocket they used for a pocket on the bear. My dad loved pockets. Thank you for this darling keepsake that is a perfect tribute to my dad.

Patchwork Puppy

I bought this puppy ready made as my granddaughter has outgrown her raggedy jeans and no longer has them. It will make a super gift for her 18th birthday as she lives in jeans. The puppy is adorable and very well made.

My First Keepsake Memory Bear
Abby S. (Queens, US)

I was so conflicted about what to do with my little one’s too-small baby clothes - I didn’t want to give them away, but they were taking up SO much space. This was the perfect solution! I nearly teared up when I received our bear - it brought me right back to all those firsts. Get the bear! You won’t regret it!

The Original Memory Bear
Leanna (Yorktown, US)
The best gift to give yourself as a parent

Her coming home outfit to her first birthday.
Her first Christmas at 15 days old. Her first smiles and the first time she laughed. The first time she walked.
Her Daddy's old pajamas she also wore, a couple of favorites in between and her first bow. This bear is a tangible story of our first year together.
Thank you for creating such a special piece for the memories to live on and not just stashed in a box for years to come


I absolutely LOVE my bear! U all r
The best and I wish all the success you deserve!

Bitty Bear
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.

Bereavement Bear
T J. (Hastings, US)
Amazing attention to detail!

I ordered 2 bereavement bears and sent off 4 of my mom's favorite tops. The most special of these was one she wore a lot and was from a Disney cruise.
When the bears arrived, I was pleased beyond words.
The bear made with the Disney shirt was perfect! The characters were placed on the bear in very specific places. Then, I had sent a striped shirt to go with it. The bear's face uses 2 pieces of material and they made the stripes match, so you don't even realize it's 2 pieces of material.
The attention to detail is amazing.
I can't say enough good about my experience with The Patchwork Bear!
I highly recommend them!

A Simple Memory Bear made with one shirt
Joseph T. (Gaithersburg, US)

Am extremely happy with the 3 bears I received, as were my sisters. Very well made and my request on the placement of the graphics from the one shirt was done perfectly. Highly recommend The Patchwork Bear

A Simple Memory Bear made with one shirt
Kathleen A.H. (Phoenix, US)
Hawaiian Memory Bear

I had the honor of taking my parents to Hawaii to visit my brother and his family a few years before they passed. They LOVED it! These were the last shirts they received so I had a bear made out of them. It brings such joyful memories. I will be forever grateful for your little company. What a beautiful creation you came up with. Blessings always!

Mini Wedding Dress Quilt, 36x36
Joanne C. (North Augusta, US)
A Wedding Quilt of Memories

I wanted to create a lasting memory for my wedding dress and my mother’s wedding…. that wasn’t in a box in a closet and never looked at…. So when I saw what Patchwork Bear did with wedding dresses by making them into quilts… I knew this was a perfect way to be able to set and remember the memories. When I received my mini quilt I thought it was beautifully done and preserved the memories. They were very creative in the placement of the wedding dress fabric and lace… it was just perfect. It warms my heart every time I look at it . I get plenty of compliments on it and my family just loved the idea of it. I am going to hang it on the wall for all to see when they visit. Thank you so much for being able to make this happen for me… a perfect keepsake of memories!