Bereavement Bear

$ 120.00

We know it's hard to lose a loved one. Now you can have them back in your arms with a bereavement bear made from their clothes.

Perfect for when you want a dignified way to remember her in a favorite dress, the t-shirts that were 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 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.


  1. Place your order today!
  2. We email shipping instructions and a printable order form 
  3. Send us: 1-2 adult (or 4-8 child) size clothes with the order form
  4. In about 4-6 weeks, you'll receive a memory bear made entirely from the clothes you sent. 


  • 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


This bear DOES NOT include personalization. Please order HERE if you would like the feet personalized (or you can ADD-ON custom personalization on the bear's chest and/or feet).


**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.


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. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 67 reviews
Erica A.
Favorite gift!

I had these bears and pillow made for my family for Christmas this year. It was our favorite gift we had received. Now we always have a piece of my mom with us. Thank you to Jen and her team for their amazing work and great customer service!

Eileen M.
My heart is full!

I followed your page for a year and a half before I finally decided I was ready to get a bear made with our daughter's clothes. After I purchased the bereavement bear online, it took me 2.5 months before I could get myself to mail the clothes to. The bear came just before Christmas... my heart is full and I am in love! It might be 18 years since we lost our daughter at the age of 4 to cancer, but this bear is something tangible to hold on occasion. In addition, how much better to have something sitting out for us to smile about instead of having some clothing packed away in a tote that we never look at. My expectations were exceeded

Alyssa H.
The perfect bear!

My bear was absolutely amazing. They used all the parts of the clothes I asked for and it turned out so perfectly. I also ordered past the Christmas deadline and they still got it to me on time for the holidays. It means so much and the person I gifted it to adores it!

Kristin (.L.
17 Beautiful Bears

We asked for a tall order - 17 bereavement bears for 17 nieces and nephews that lost their irreplaceable Great Aunt Aline. The Patchwork Bear went above and beyond and delivered 17 beautiful bears as a final Christmas gift from her. You shined a bright light on a very difficult Christmas for our family. We appreciate your understanding, care and clear communication throughout this process. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. - The McGrail Family

Peter S.J.
Excellent work

I had several bears made for family members. They are done wonderfully. Thank you so much. Great communication and timely work. I couldn't be any happier with the product.