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

What can we make from YOUR clothes?

Your clothes have memories. We help save them.

We all have them. Special clothes saved that hold memories from when they were worn: baby clothes, team jersey, concert t-shirt...even a wedding dress or clothes from a lost loved one

We'll turn your clothes into a memory bear so you can save the memories, not the clothes.

Swipe the image to see how we can transform your clothes into an instant heirloom...

We make the process easy:

Place Your Order

Choose a keepsake and place your order. We can make a memory bear, bunny, puppy, bird, bitty bear, pillow or quilt.

We email shipping instructions

We'll email shipping instructions and a printable order form to include with your clothes.

Send us your clothes

Send us your clothes with the order form and in a few weeks, you'll receive a keepsake made entirely from your clothes!


Sign up and we'll send you a $10 gift card towards your first order

Turn children's clothes into a memory bear you see every day

Your children's clothes hold memories from when they were little and they deserve better than a cardboard box or storage bin.

Remember every milestone - from the day you brought them home to their first steps; first day of school to graduation, and all the little memories in between. We'll take turn those clothes into a memory bear that holds all the memories of their childhood.

Bereavement Bear made with loved one's clothes who passed away

Remember loved ones gone, but not forgotten

We know it's hard to lose a loved one.

When you want a special way to remember her in their favorite dress, the t-shirt that was so him, or the uniform they proudly wore to work every day- turn their clothing into a Bereavement Bear.

With careful attention to detail and expert workmanship, you can trust your loved one's clothes with us here at The Patchwork Bear. We'll create a memory bear that captures their spirit and put them back in your arms.

Remember Your Big Day Forever

When the wedding day is over, don't store your wedding dress in a box never to be seen again.

Let us turn it into a Wedding Dress Memory Bear so you can enjoy memories of your special day every time you see it. We can also re-purpose it into a quilt, pillow, even a christening gown!

Trusted since 2003 & one of Oprah's Favorite Things

We are the ORIGINAL Memory Bear company and one of Oprah's Favorite Things!

From start to finish, we take pride in our work.

  • Don't let just anyone cut up your irreplaceable clothes- we've been trusted to make thousands of memory bears and would love to make one for you.

  • It starts when your clothes arrive- each package is signed for and kept in a secure, indoor facility, safe from theft or bad weather.

  • Your keepsakes are made by a small, talented team of designers and sewists in a professional sewing studio. We take the time with your clothes to create keepsakes that are as special as the people who wore them.

(Photo: Founder, Jennifer Cura at Oprah's Favorite Things Media Event)


help reduce landfill waste by upcycling
your favorite clothes and give them new life as an instant heirloom


our talented designers expertly transform your clothes into a new and practical keepsake


your clothes have memories from different stages of your life. we save them and bring them to life