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

Baby boy onesies used to make this memory bear. Onesies and sleepers paired with blankets and memories
Memory bear made with baby clothes to capture the memories from when they were babies. Onesies, hospital blanket, milestones remembered, memories saved.
Front and back views of a memory bear made from vintage baby clothes. Saving memories from times past.
We sent some very special clothes with deep sentimental value and the attention to detail and design of each part of the bear just brings back so any wonderful memories. We will treasure this bear forever.
Memory Bear by The Patchwork Bear. Saving the many pieces of childhood through clothes
memory bear made with baby onesies to remember those precious baby days
A memory bear made with vintage baby clothes makes the perfect keepsake to save childhood memories

My First Keepsake Memory Bear

$ 128.00


Remember buying your baby's first clothes? The tiny onesies, sleepers, receiving blankets. The smell of baby detergent...mmmm. It's hard to remember they could be so small. These clothes have memories of precious early days and we can save them.

Send us your baby's clothes and we'll create a memory bear to remember all those special moments: coming home outfit, receiving blanket, first steps, first holidays... Perfect way to keep those memories close to your heart.

Choose at least 6-12 baby-sized clothes (if preemie size, please send a few more) to make this heirloom bear. 

Finished bear measures approximately 17 inches tall with embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety (no plastic parts or buttons!). Allow 6-8 weeks to create your keepsake (+shipping time).

This memory bear does not include personalization. If you would like additional personalization, you can add ADD PERSONALIZATION HERE. 

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!

6 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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.

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!


Very good

Norman K. (Kalāheo, US)

We did a Patchwork Bear from for our older son out of his baby clothes and this one was for his little brother. We love them both! This one was smaller and softer than the one we got for his older brother, and I prefer that. It's very cute! The sewers were kind enough to reach out to us to clarify how we wanted our fabric when there was question, and they followed our directions very well. We're very happy!

John (Princeton, US)
love my memory bear!

I love it

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