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A Simple Memory Bear made with one shirt

$ 98.00

As you can imagine, design and labor are the biggest cost to make our Memory Bears. This test group will help me figure out if there is interest in a memory bear made from just one article of clothing or if more people prefer using multiple clothes for a true patchwork bear. The cost savings comes because it takes less time to design a bear from 1 shirt vs multiple shirts.

Thank you for being part of this test group of customers and we're happy to pass on the savings to you. 

NOTE: Because this bear is offered at a significant savings, we cannot include any special requests. It's just one simple memory bear made from one article of clothing.


**If you would like to give a Memory Bear as a gift, please order our Memory Bear Gift Kit. (It's the same as this memory bear, just packaged for gift giving!)

Any questions? CONTACT US and I'll be happy to get back to you. 


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!

40 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews
Allison C. (Fort Lauderdale, US)
Simple Bear with One Shirt

Absolutely wonderful, so well made and I can tell a lot of time and effort went into making it this way, just perfect. We used the fabric of our angel dogs favorite couch pillow (we no longer have the couch) but this bear brings me so much joy touching the fabric. Will be ordering more bears immediately.

Sue J. (Chandler, US)
Absolutely perfect! Keeps memories alive and part of daily life!

My mother passed 12 years ago and her "iconic" sweater has been hanging uselessly in my closet since then... I see if and it brings memories but when I came across Patchwork Bear I knew it could be so much more... It was scary to trust the one clothing item I have to a process like this, but the results are AMAZING. The bear, heart and bird, and so wonderful! I now get to "see" Mom in the living room or even sit and watch TV with her. The bear was made from just one piece of clothing and they did such a great job. I couldn't be happier and this is such a blessing for me to have this as a remembrance versus just a sweater hanging out of sight in my closet. The bear helps keep memories alive daily and to be shared with others who visit the home!

Vickie B. (Lexington, US)

This bear is so cute and sweet. I got this one from one of my Dad’s flannel shirts. It is perfect. Great size. Only suggestion: with a darker color shirt, I would have liked different eyes and nose. They disappear a little into the fabric. Beautifully crafted bear. I love it. Ordering a second one for my brother.

Melissa W. (San Antonio, US)
SO Special

My mom was killed in a car crash on Father's Day 2023, and I've experienced immense grief since. I sent in a shirt of hers that she got in Los Angeles Christmas 2022. I received my bear today and it is just perfect. I couldn't ask for a better memory bear than this!

Julie M. (Blytheville, US)

Phenomenal job! Thank you so much. I cried. My Mom always wanted a grand daughter named Abbey Kathy. (My Moms name is Kathy). She has 8 grandchildren. None of which is named Abbey Kathy. My husband and I have struggled our entire marriage with infertility. In honor of my Mom, I name her (this bear) Abbey Kathy. 💜 She was wearing this night shirt when she left this earth and began her journey to her forever home in Heaven. She fought a hard, but brief battle with cancer. I miss her. No words can explain the amount of how much I miss her. Thank you so much!! Such a wonderful keepsake.

Samuel M. (Clayton, US)
Absolutely Beautiful

Our bear came out better than we expected. It is of high quality and we are very pleased. We will certainly be using The Patchwork Bear again.

Kathy G. (Salt Lake City, US)
Memory Bear

I was just so impressed with my Bear . I was going to put it in a spare room. But love to have it next to me in bed . So well made .

Joyce N. (Greenville, US)
Memory Bears for Grandchildren

The bears were beautifully made. Such care with each one. They were in memory of their Pa.

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