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Home of the ORIGINAL Memory Bear & Oprah's Favorite Thing

The Original Memory Bear, personalized

$ 150.00

Your clothes hold memories from when you wore them. We help save them. Some ideas:

  • Baby clothes that mark the moment she first walked
  • Team jerseys from every one of his high school matches,
  • T-shirts from every concert you ever saw, 
  • Dresses and polos from all the places you traveled together
  • and even your wedding dress...

  • Choose 1-2 adult or 4-6 child or 6-10 infant/baby clothes per bear.
    Please allow 6-8 weeks to make your bear (+shipping time)

    *This Memory Bear INCLUDES custom personalization on both feet and measures approximately 17 inches tall

    Want to give this as a gift and you don't have the clothes? Order a MEMORY BEAR GIFT KIT (ships in 1-2 business days)



    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!

    109 Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 109 reviews
    D.P. (New York, US)

    We received our keepsake bear today, made of our almost one year olds newborn clothing and gahh it’s perfect!! It brings back so many memories of those early days. I had lots of her newborn clothing just sitting in our closet taking up space and I wanted this bear to cherish and remember such a precious time with my babygirl. I love it so much!! Thank you Patchwork Bear!!

    Leslie C. (Dinuba, US)
    Loving Lil

    I’m so happy with Lily’s memory Bear. All her favorite clothes are there for me to hold on to at anytime💞it’s just perfect. I feel like you may have even used the ones that were “loved” on more and that made me so happy to see. Thank you. And the 3 hearts with extra fabric was such a nice gift! I have told so many about your company and shared pictures.

    Sherri J. (Madisonville, US)

    I just love it. It means so much to me. My grandson passed away when he was 27 years old and you did such a good job. I will be getting another one.

    Anonymous (New York, US)
    Memory Bear Review

    I couldn't be happier with my recent purchase of an original memory bear. My sister had two of these made for me/my children with the dress my late mother wore to my own wedding. I used the remainder of the dress to have a bear made for my sister's first child; the care and quality work of the Patchwork Bear team in creating this keepsake for our family was second to none. The order process was seamless and I received my order within the timeline communicated to me at purchase date. I highly recommend The Patchwork Bear and will continue to tell anyone who will listen!

    Jamilyn (Winter Springs, US)
    Absolutely beautiful!

    An amazing keepsake. Extremely well made and will be ordering another one.

    Cindy B. (Clarksville, US)
    I love my bear!

    My husband passed on Halloween, his favorite holiday. He was a bug Ghostbusters fan. I sent in his Ghostbusters jumpsuit and had the most perfect bear made. I absolutely love it! I will treasure it forever.

    Steve W. (Los Angeles, US)
    The best!

    Best service, communication and product!

    Highly suggest

    Ashlie C. (Mulkeytown, US)
    Everything I Expected

    I ordered 2 patchwork memory bears, and they are exactly what I imagined they would be - great quality, unique, and keepsakes that will last forever. Jen was so great to work with answering my questions in a timely manner and understanding the requests I had for how the shirts were to be used for each bear. Thank you!

    why us?

    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. 

    award winning

    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. 

    The Patchwork Bear x Oprah's Favorite Things