Bereavement Bear with poem in heart

$ 150.00

NEW! For your convenience you can now order a bear complete with the poem in a red heart.

This Bereavement Bear is made entirely from your loved one's clothes and includes this special poem in a red heart on the front of the bear's chest that says, 

"These are the clothes I used to wear. 
When you hold me, know I am there."

The poem will be printed in white letters inside a red heart placed on the bear's chest.

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 here.
  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 upcyling 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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
gayla b.
Love it!

I had two bears made out of two of my dad’s favorite shirts, one for myself, and one for my sister. They turned out perfect and bring a big smile to my face.

Marni L.
Smiles and Tears

The precious bear made by the talented staff at the Patchwork Bear delivered! He brought smiles to his new owner, my nephew, and tears to my sisters eyes. What a special and unique gift for a new baby— very well made and sure to last. Thank you!!

Gale F.
Love this bear!

I have now purchased 4 bereavement bears - one for myself and 3 for different grandchildren. They were all made so well and made the best use of the clothing provided. The heart with the bereavement poem was a wonderful touch. These bears will be treasured forever! Thank you!

Eduardo m.

I didn’t know what to expect but when I received it it was perfect. There is no words to describe how well done it was made. It was the best thing ever. Thank you so much

Lisa G.
Bereavement Bear

Loved it. Turned out better than I expected.