The Original Memory Bear

$ 120.00

Your clothes hold memories from when you wore them. We help save them.


  • Baby clothes that mark the moment she first walked
  • Team jerseys from every one of his high school matches,
  • T-shirts from every concert you ever saw, 
  • Dresses and polos from all the places you traveled together
  • and even your wedding dress...

  • We can turn them all into a handcrafted, keepsake bear that gives your memories so much more meaning than clothing stuffed away in a cardboard box

    This Original Memory Bear is our best-selling memory bear, and was featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things!

    Measures approximately 17 inches tall and features embroidered eyes and nose for added charm and safety.

    How does it work? 

    1. Place your order here.
    2. We EMAIL you shipping instructions  
    3. Send 1-2 adult (or 4-10 baby/child) clothes to us and in approximately 4-6 weeks, you'll receive a custom memory bear made entirely from your clothes!

    *This Memory Bear does not include custom personalization. You can order HERE to purchase a bear with personalization.

    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!)



    Please note: These are keepsake memory bears and not toys. They are not designed or intended for use as a toy for children of any age. While we do not use any buttons, plastic eyes or small parts, they are made entirely from your clothes and therefore have not been tested and do not conform to any safety standards or guidelines in place for children’s toys. The Patchwork Bear does not accept any liability for the misuse of these keepsakes. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 72 reviews
    BETSY V.
    Memory bears

    All three bears were perfect. I love them!!!

    Mar J.
    Beautiful work!

    I am so happy with my memory bear made from my dad’s ties! Jen’s work is flawless! Her team designed the bear perfectly, attention to detail is evident, and it came shipped so carefully packed as well. It brings me great joy each time I look at it! I highly recommend Jen and her team! Thank you so much🙏❤️

    Holly M.

    We are absolutely thrilled with the bears and pillows you made from my late father’s clothing. Each one is created with such care and attention to detail. We gave a bear to my father’s dear friend; he absolutely loves it. The other 7 bears and 11 pillows will be Christmas gifts from my mother to her children and grandchildren. We could not be happier with the quality of your design and artistic flair. We are so grateful, and have already recommended you to many friends! Thank you to the whole team at Patchwork Bear.


    I can NOT say enough about how thrilled I am with our bears. The communication with the team was great, and they asked me questions along the way to make sure that they understood my vision. I only had a couple of requirements, and then let them do the rest as they are the designers and professionals. I was, of course, a bit nervous, so when I opened the box to see their work I was so taken aback and just overcome with happiness. Simply beautiful. And they were able to do the signature on the foot even though what I gave them to work with was a bit difficult.

    I had them do two bears and 8 birds. They did such a beautiful job. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    Ashley V.
    Beautiful Bear!

    Ordered this bear for my daughter in memory of my mom who passed recently. The bear came out so so nice and my daughter will cherish this forever. Thank you so much to the patchwork bear for turning my mom‘s clothes into such a special keepsake!