Bereavement Bear, personalized
- How it works
We know it is hard to lose a loved one. Keep their memory alive with a bereavement bear made entirely from their clothing. These bears are by far the closest to our hearts to make- we hope each bear we make bring comfort and happy memories for every member of the family. Includes custom personalization on each foot.
With careful attention to detail and quality workmanship, you can trust your loved ones clothes with the team here at The Patchwork Bear. Every stitch is sewn with love & respect, and we hope each bear we make for you brings comfort and happy memories for your entire family.
Your finished bereavement bear measures a perfectly huggable 17 inches tall and features embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety.
HOW IT WORKS
- Place your order today!
- We email shipping instructions and a printable order form
- Send us: 1-2 adult (or 4-8 child) size clothes with the order form
- In about 4-6 weeks, you'll receive a memory bear made entirely from the clothes you sent.
WHY CHOOSE US
- We are the ORIGINAL memory bear company, started in 2003 with the goal of saving your memories by up-cyling favorite clothes. You can trust our experience, talent and heart when it comes to saving your memories.
- Your clothes are received and signed for by a real person, not left outside by shipping carriers with the threat of weather damage or theft
- We have a professional sewing studio with a small, talented team of designers and makers who share the joy of creating keepsakes for you
- We encourage your design input and requests and love to hear stories about the memories made in the clothes you send.
- We are one of Oprah's Favorite Things and Creative Child Magazine's Product of the Year
**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!)
Contact us for a discount on 5 or more memory bears.
(Some photos shown with optional ADD ONs for your memory bear. CLICK HERE to see all our add on options.
Please note: These are keepsakes 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!
I ordered 3 bears with clothes that were my Mom’s who passed away in January! Two of the bears were made out of the pajamas she wore in her final days and one ( that was for my son - his mama) was the outfit she wore to his wedding! She will be missed dearly but the bears bring back memories of her daily!
I’m so pleased with my Bereavement Bear! When I hold my bear & feel the material from my husbands clothes it gives me such comfort & I do feel he is here with me. It brings tears to my eyes & joy to my heart.
I was a bit hesitant ordering at first due to the price but am SOO glad I did! They turned out absolutely AMAZING, better than I expected! I got them for Christmas gifts for my kids, in-laws & myself and everyone LOVED them! I am so glad my kids have a forever keepsake of their dad & his love of the Dallas Cowboys! Thank you for such a great gift!
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.