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

Memory Bear Workshop

$ 90.00

Let's share some memories together. Bring your clothes and friends to design and layout your Memory Bear! 

When: Your choice! CONTACT US to schedule your own workshop of 4-8 people. Allow 3 hours of studio time.

Where: The Patchwork Bear Studio, 20 South Main St, Pennington NJ 08534

Please bring 1-2 adult, 4-6 child or 6-10 baby-sized articles of clothing (more if they are infant size) and your imagination. We will provide the rest. 

At this workshop, we will guide you to design your own memory bear, layout, stabilize and cut each of the pattern pieces. 

**NOTE: In this workshop, you will only design and cut patterns for your bear.
We will do all the sewing and stuffing for you after the workshop. Your completed memory bear will be ready for pickup approximately 2-3 weeks after the workshop date.


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!

2 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Caryn C.

Jen was wonderful to work with. She is very friendly and helpful. She gave expert advice on how to select which clothing articles to use for different parts of the bear's body to make it look balanced and beautiful.

Rachelle S.

Jen was wonderful. She is so caring and kind. Truly a gift that she is sharing with the world and those grieving in particular.

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