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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 8

$ 150.00

Give the gift of memories to everyone in the family. Save when you order a set of 8 birds.

We will need 2-3 articles of clothing to make 8 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!

6 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Kristi (Brenham, US)
Memory birds from father's shirts

My father passed away in 2022. I sent in 3 of his shirts to make 8 birds - more than enough fabric. The birds are well-made, they are thicker than I expected. I can't wait to share them with my family.

Jackie H.

I ordered a set of 8 memory birds for my daughter (her father recently passed) and her father’s family and they just perfect keepsakes. Something they can have to remind them of him and that he is still with them. They are so well made and will be treasured forever.

Kimberly (Richardson, US)
Simply Perfect

I had a bear made from my mom’s nightgowns and used the left over to make these sweet birds for me and my nieces and nephews. They turned out simply perfect and exactly as I hoped with the cute sequined wings from her wristlet.

Thank you so much for taking such care with my Mother’s things!

Bianka S. (Sanford, US)
Perfect Keepsake to Share!

Our set of memory birds is perfect and such a nice keepsake that married someone special fabrics across three generations in our family. Thanks so much!

Erin G.

It's hard to decide which ones to keep and which to give to my siblings.

Rebekah F.

These memory birds came out amazing! They were the best surprise and I love knowing that we will always have a piece of my father in law with us.

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. 

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