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

Give the gift of memories- a Memory Bear gift kit to have us make a memory bear. All they need to do is send their clothes with the enclosed order form and we do the rest. The Patchwork Bear
We make it easy to have a memory bear made: order online, send your clothes and we take care of the rest
Memory Bear made with favorite Ironman T-shirts to show off accomplishments. Saved memories instead of t-shirts taking up space
Jennifer Cura from The Patchwork Bear at Oprah's Favorite Things!

Memory Bear Gift Kit by The Patchwork Bear

$ 150.00

One of Oprah's Favorite Things! 

Give a custom, sentimental gift with minimal effort- our award winning MEMORY BEAR GIFT KIT. 
They get an instant heirloom, you get credit for giving the best gift ever.

All the recipient needs to do is choose 1-2 adult size clothes (or 6-10 child-size) and send them to us in the mailing bag provided.

Each Memory Bear Gift Kit includes:

  • Shipping instructions
  • Tips on choosing clothes to make the best patchwork memory bear
  • Order form to write special requests and personalization
  • Optional design guide with pattern blocks if they want to input on the bear design

Creative, sentimental and easy- all in one fantastic product: a Keepsake Patchwork Bear made entirely from your most sentimental clothes.


NOTE: If you are ordering a memory bear for yourself and already have the clothes, we recommend ordering a MEMORY BEAR. It's the same as the gift kit, except we email the shipping instructions directly to you instead of sending them in a gift box.


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!

21 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
GDT (Alexandria, US)
Charming Patchwork Bears

Very pleased with the bears made from old clothes. Although cut from the same cloth, each bear is stiched carefully to give it its own personality. The team's eye for pattern and design, is superb! We've ordered many bears over multiple orders and plan to order more soon. We wanted to have a good item to remember grand parents and great grandparents, the bears will help keep those memories alive.

Ericka S. (Alexandria, US)
My bears

I’m very happy with my bears, they turned out amazing. It was a surprise for my teenage children and they cried. Definitely a keepsake from their father who passed away back in August. Thank you!!

Claudine D. (Hauppauge, US)
Everything I hoped for and more ❤️

It’s nearly 5 years since my husband passed away, and I was always hoping to make something from his T-shirts for our children because he had so many and wore them all the time. I sent some favorites connected in special ways to each of my children and the final product of each bear reflected everything I had hoped for. I even included an image with wording that I hoped they could incorporate into the design and they included it beautifully on the foot of each bear. It will be a very bittersweet time this holiday when I give them the bears, but I couldn’t have asked for a better gift for them!!! Thank you for sharing your talents and amazing creativity with the world!!

Judy D. (Philadelphia, US)

This is a gift.

Robyn F. (Fort Washington, US)
Patchwork bear

So easy to work with. We sent our shirts to them and can’t wait to see our bear!

Matt M. (Philadelphia, US)
Patchwork bear kit

I received the patchwork bear kit . It was an awesome gift to give . Can update when we get bear back .

Wendy S. (Mesa, US)
Amazing bear

Love it so much going to do it again for my second grand as it is such a great treasure

Michael O. (Raquette Lake, US)
New baby bear from old family clothes

Bear is fantastic. They were even able to use older very thin shirts. Just the best

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