- How it works
It's a smaller version of our much loved Patchwork Memory Bear!
Measuring just 11 inches (vs 17 inches for the Original Memory Bear) this cutie has a soft minky nose, embroidered eyes and perfectly sized to tote around.
Due to the smaller size of this bear, we do not recommend using clothes with graphics since they will be cut too small and be unreadable. Personalization or add-ons not available on this item.
We use only one article of clothing for your bitty bear but can incorporate more than one for orders of 2 or more bears.
If you have clothes with graphics like t-shirts, please order the ORIGINAL MEMORY BEAR
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 was so excited to receive my three bitty bears and when they finally arrived, I LOVED them all! The details they added ( even the small side pocket from the shirt of my Dad & the little shirt logo of my elder brother ‘s favorite shirt) were on the bears. It made it more meaningful. I probably should have specified that they not cover the bitty bear’s head of my Mom since the pattern of her her blouse was a bit “busy” —but all in all, they al came out pretty good plus they are so light and easy to carry even in long trips! Thank you so much Patchwork Bear! Will surely order a memory tote bag soon!
I bought a bereavement bear but also purchased this one as well. I wanted something made just from my dad’s flannel that he always wore. It could not have come out any better, it was beyond my expectations! They even added a little pocket, it is so cute and I will treasure it forever! Thank you guys, so much! I highly recommend this company, and I tell everybody about it….I know this will not be my last purchase from you, you all are true angels for what you do! Forever grateful!
These bears came out beautifully. So well crafted. They are a fitting memory to our loved one. Thank yuh again so much.
I had 7 bitty bears made out of my dad’s old uniform tops- one for each grandkid and one for my mom. Everyone loves them, and each is slightly unique even though they are all from the same fabric. Great quality and a wonderful keepsake to remember him by.
You did a wonderful job. Love, love, love little purple bear. My girlfriends little granddaughter will love this bear.
Awe, I loved the mini keepsake bears. They turned out very nice. Thank you.
I cannot say enough good things about this company and the items I received. I actually went back 3 times with the original clothing and had them make all that they could with my son's shirts and fleece pants. I look at my elephant and Itty bitty bear and smile. I take the birds with my when I travel. My heart is so thrilled and happy. So....THANK YOU for helping me on my journey without my boy in a blessed way.
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.