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Made entirely from your clothes, a Memory Bear helps save your memories in a handmade keepsake
Memory Bear made with running t-shirts. Saving memories by The Patchwork Bear

The Original Memory Bear

$ 120.00

The Original Memory Bear is our best-selling memory bear and was featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things!
Your clothes hold memories from when you wore them. We help save them. Some ideas:

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

      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!

      104 Reviews

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 104 reviews
      KAREN K. (Chicago, US)
      Love my bears!

      Such a terrific memory! My bears are so well constructed and so artfully crafted! I now have 3 and each is different and special! Thank you!

      Anna V. (Livingston, US)
      Happy happy happy!!

      Thank you for such a lovely gift for my niece. She will be so excited. It means so much to us to have something so personal and adorable as a memory of her grandma. Great job.

      Stacy (Seattle, US)
      Awesome job

      I’m so happy with the bears that were made for us. Very nice job. Love the way they use the shirts we sent. Highly recommend them.

      Michele C. (Princeton, US)

      We were looking for a unique baby gift for a very special person. Jen and her team exceeded every expectation we had. It was truly heartwarming to see the joy our gift brought and the gratitude for such a thoughtful and meaningful gift. Thank you Patchwork Bear for making gift giving so much fun.

      Lisa (Sioux Falls, US)

      Your work is amazing! The bear is cute, soft and a great size!
      The communication on receiving the shirts and then letting us know the bear was on its way was very helpful.

      Jennifer A. (Castro Valley, US)
      Beautiful & Lovingly Created

      I am so happy I chose The Patchwork Bear to create a bear in remembrance of my Father-In Law!!!
      They were professional, they incorporated my ideas, and they were great in communicating during the the different stages of development.
      I would most definitely support and recommend this company!! I’m very pleased with the bear they created!!! Thank you soooo much!!!

      Lance I. ('Ewa Beach, US)
      Perfect workmanship , pattern / color coordination

      Had an emotional moment , good memories of my Dad !

      Carolina L. (Miami, US)

      the team was great with updates and the final product was just amazing. I'm sure my friend will love this Memorie of her little angel.

      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