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

Memory Bird made from architect Michael Graves painting aprons

Memory Bird, Set of 12

$ 240.00

Deck your tree with memories! Get a 'bakers dozen' when you order 12 birds. Receive 13 birds for the price of 12.

We will need 3-4 articles of clothing to make 12 birds.  Each bird measures approximately 4 inches tall x 6 inches wide and includes a convenient hanging ribbon.

Some ideas for the memory birds:

  • use baby's onesies to make a baby keepsake
  • make one bird for each member of the family from their clothes and create your own 'family tree'
  • make keepsake birdie ornaments for the holidays
  • make several birds from clothes from a loved one who has passed away and give to all the members of the family.

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!

9 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Joanne T. (Flemington, US)
Memory birds

As usual Jen & her team have done an amazing job. I’ve ordered multiple items in the past & they never disappoint! Thank you so much.

martha p. (Canyon Country, US)
Amazing keepsakes

As always such beautiful and meaningful keepsakes… thanks for all that you do to keep
The memories alive

Marlena W. (East Jordan, US)
Amazing stitching

Wonderful job using my mom and dads clothing ! Thank you !!

Alex C.

Any time a loved one passes - we ALWAYS get a keepsake from The Patchwork and EVERY TIME we are so pleased with the entire process and the ultimate product. Here they did it again - Thank you so much for the beautiful birds!!! Highly recommend!!

Jessica G.

The birds are beautiful and exactly as I hoped they would be.

Joanna M.

These birds are so sweet and a fitting tribute to a father who loved Christmastime. We will treasure them forever and are so grateful for your work in creating these birds for our family. Would highly recommend the Patchwork Bear to everyone!

Nicole P.

My memory birds were beautifully made. I absolutely love them hanging on my tree!

Alexandria C.

I have several Bears, but this is my first set of Birds and I am in LOVE. Thank you so much for taking such precious care of my grandmothers clothes and making each one unique, yet similar. I can not wait to share with my family!! So obsessed!!!

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