My First Keepsake Memory Bear, personalized
- How it works
Send us your baby's clothes from their first year and we will 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.
We'll need at least 6-10 BABY sized clothes (if preemie size, please send a few more) to make this commemorative bear. Finished bear measures approximately 17 inches tall with embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety (no plastic parts or buttons!).
*INCLUDES personalization on both feet (up to 15 letters per foot). If you would like additional personalization, you can ADD-ON here.
**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.
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!
Everything looks amazingly done perfectly
Received our daughter’s Bear and it was exquisite. Brought back so many memories of her childhood. Beautifully crafted. What a gift to give
My kids loved my bears so I had to get them one of their own. Also, Patchwork kindly embroidered our common loving phrases for my kids to remember how much we love them. Next up, my third bear for my third baby.
Hello! I just want to say thank you with all of my heart! When I received the box today and opened it I literally burst into tears. I absolutely LOVE the bear!!! These were just a couple of things that my son wore over his first year and to now have this momento is priceless... This is one of the best gifts I have ever received. The work is impeccable and you can tell that they really care for your items and the finished product. They even perfectly packed and sent back the unused portions of clothes. This will be a go to purchase for myself and gifts for friends and family! Thank you, thank you thank you, thank you!
I had this Patchwork Bear and Memory Bird made for my sweet, beautiful, sentimental daughter out of some of my favorite baby clothes she wore during her first year of life...as a gift for her 13th birthday. I just gave it to her on Friday, for her birthday......Along with an album full of her baby pictures wearing all of these sweet little clothes as a baby. It is so precious!!! She will cherish and treasure this forever! I just love how it turned out!!
Have you heard about The Patchwork Bear, an Oprah Magazine Favorite? Just got mine and cud cry! They take old clothes and pieces of fabric and recycle them into memory bears. This one is made from the dress I wore out to California to pick Jagger up, and her hospital swaddles. What an INCREDIBLE idea.
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.
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.