Memory Bear - Patch Design

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Memory Bear Keepsake

Memory Bear 'Patch' is just one of our range of handmade beautiful keepsake Memory Bears, is fully jointed and measures 12 inches sitting down (30cm) made from your child's or adult loved ones clothes and is a unique gift to give for a special occasion or as a keepsake heirloom in memory of a mother, father, grandparents or other family member.

How Does It Work?

Step 1 - Enter your Personalisation in the boxes above.

Step 2 - Click Add to Cart and go through to payment.

Step 3 - You will immediately receive a confirmation email with our mailing address included. Simply package the clothing and send it to our address.

Step 4 - Once your clothing items are received, your memory bear keepsake will be created with the greatest care and sent back to you within our current turnaround time which is updated on our home page.

Required Clothing:
  • 6-8 baby grows per memory bear (3-6 months size or larger) or if your baby clothes are 0-3 months size please send 8-10 items
  • OR
  • 1+ pieces of adult clothing (we can make a bear from 1 adult shirt, however you can send more if you would like pattern variation throughout the keepsake) please note we cannot use long haired fur or real/faux leather fabrics

Memory Bear 'Patch' has safety eyes, a felt nose which is hand sewn on, a colour co-ordinating ribbon around its neck and has button jointed movable limbs.

Included in the price you can specify up to 25 characters of personalisation on one or both paws.

Please note that our memory bear keepsakes are not meant to withstand rough play, they are really for display.  We use plastic safety noses and eyes, although these could still be pulled out by a young child.  Our keepsakes are meant to be admired, or cuddled occasionally, as you remember your loved one wearing their clothing.
*Patch is made using a Funky Friends pattern
How many items of clothing do I need to send?

This may differ depending on the product you are ordering whether it is an adult bear or a child's clothing keepsake, all the specific details you will need will be contained within the description of the item you are ordering however generally, for memory bears, we recommend using between 6-8 baby grows per bear (3-6 months size or larger) 8-10 grows/vests for newborn size.  We can create an adult bear from one item of clothing or if you would like a more varied pattern then you can send between 2 to 6 items. Please feel free to make notes with the clothes when you send them about which ones are most important to you.

Can I send you more items if I want to?

You can send more if you wish, this could be for either a more varied pattern combination, if you specifically want all the items to be included in your memory keepsake or want a certain item of your clothing to be incorporated. You must specify your requirements or which items you want us to use first within your package when your clothing is sent to us. Any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order.

What do you do if I send you too many items or not enough?

If you want to send more items that we recommend (6-8 items) please include a note when you send them to let us know which ones you want to be used first. If we are able to incorporate all of your items we will, but any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order. If you haven’t sent us enough fabric to create your keepsake, we will contact you and and ask you to send us a few more items.

What types of clothing can I send?
We can work with most types of fabric, all except for really thick items such as leather.  All of our bears are lined with interfacing which stabilizes more stretchy fabrics and enables us to create a high quality finish on all of our bears and cushions.

What condition do the clothes need to be in?

The clothing items you send us should be in a good condition that is suitable for cutting out and re-stitching together. If an item is in a bad condition, too worn or unclean and we think may affect the quality of our final product, we will get in contact to discuss further. If you are in any doubt about the condition of an item you want to send us or have any other questions about them please email us at info@lilygracekeepsakes.co.uk to check.

How do I send you the clothing?

Please take care when sending your clothing items please pack them securely ideally in a box or plastic, brown paper does tend to tear in the postal system therefore we don't recommend this type of packaging and please always send by recorded delivery to minimise the chance of loss or any damage. We will also let you know when we have received them, this will be to your email provided when you ordered via our website. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please contact us to check we've received them.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Once your clothing items are received, your keepsake will be created with the greatest care, our current turnaround time is up to 14 weeks (this may be a little sooner dependant on current demand) your keepsake is returned home by recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item by a certain date, please pop a note in with your clothing items and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@lilygracekeepsakes.co.uk

Can my child play with the keepsake?

Your keepsake animal is for you and your child to admire and to treasure, however it is made from used clothing items, it cannot be CE tested and therefore it should not be treated as a toy. Some of our bears have moving joints and these are attached with a button and thread and therefore it needs to be treated very carefully. Your child may hold the keepsake to give it a gentle hug, but we advise that they be always supervised whilst doing so.

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JR
05/19/2022
Julie R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Keepsake bear and rabbit

Amazing service from start to finish The keepsakes are beautiful and really well made

CA
04/21/2022
CHRISTINA A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My patchwork bears

From ordering to receiving my bears it was smooth and easy I originally ordered 4 but later changed my order to 5 the are stunning I have now ordered a 6th my family absolutely love the memory bears they are the perfect way to remember our mum gg and sister ❤️

CA
04/21/2022
CHRISTINA A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My gorgeous family of bears

Excellent service right from ordering to receiving my family of bears intact I've ordered my 6th bear the quality is superb my family are all in love with our special reminder of our mum and gg and sister

C
03/26/2022
Catharine
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent

Couldn’t be happier

JW
03/14/2022
Janet W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory Bear

From initial enquiry to receiving the finished bears, the customer service & quality of goods was exceptional. I am so thrilled with the bear & was quite emotional when I opened them - they exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much. Would definitely recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes.

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MC
03/05/2022
Megan C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Keepsake bears

I love my bear thank you for the care put into the clothing item precious to me you are a wonderful company and I would recommend your products

AS
11/25/2021
Abigail S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing memory bear!!! ❤

This company is amazing! Helen was so helpful and informative every step of the way and you can tell by the quality of the bear and how the left over fabric was packed she puts all her love and care in to all of her handmade items. She helped every way she could and after I had a deadline I needed the bear to be ready by she exelled and more than helped to deliver my bear in plenty of time even though she is very busy. I would recommend this small business 100% she has done a fab, quality job for my personalised bear and she looks amazing! You have an eye for detail Helen, thank you so so much!! Will definitely be using this company again. Lily grace keepsakes you are fabulous, and thank you for your help, love and attention to detail with my wonderful memory bear which my mom will always cherish ❤

KS
10/18/2021
Kerry S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning!!

The teddy bears I had made were so much better than I was expecting! The detail and quality are exceptional. All of the little details like my Grandad's cap, the stitching around pockets and lots of little extra things I wouldn't even have thought about, were all included. They are stunning. Made me incredibly emotional receiving them. Such s beautiful way to remember my late grandparents. I can keep a bit of them with me forever now. Thank you again for your service!

KK
10/12/2021
Kelly K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Perfect

Fantastic company trusted with my mums outfit that she wore to my wedding my bear arrived safely and is just beautiful. Would definitely use again

CW
08/23/2021
Christine W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic bear

Brilliant service from start to finish The end product is fantastic- even better than expected

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SB
08/23/2021
Sarah B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful Memory Bear

This is my 2nd order from LilyGrace, my absolute beautiful Memory Bear. Kept up to date with the progress of my order. Great service

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JG
08/05/2021
Julie G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Outstanding service and craftsmanship

From start to finish the service has been first class, excellent communication which is reassuring when you are trusting someone with your precious items. I had 2 different bears and both were so well done, I am over the moon with the results. If you are thinking of having something made you will not go wrong using this company.

LB
04/30/2021
Laura B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing memory bear

Absolutely amazing! Our memory bear brought tears to my eyes. It is so well made, Helen used the selection of baby grows I sent to ensure the fabrics complimented each other for the final design. The detail & quality of this bear is flawless, I really am so happy. I am already planning on ordering another for my youngest. I cannot thank you enough Helen. Highly recommended

PV
03/04/2021
Polly v.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory Bears

Just received our memory bears and they are so beautiful. The attention to detail is incredible and such a high quality finish. I also experienced fantastic customer service - always being kept updated about when the fabric arrived with them, timings etc. This is even more impressive during the pandemic. Thank you!

KW
03/03/2021
kellie W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Just perfect

I am beyond happy with my precious memory bear ! Could not recommend them enough ,communication throughout was great also ***

JP
03/01/2021
Jane P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful Keepsakes

I ordered 4 memory bears in memory of my dear Mum for myself and siblings. The service from start to completion was amazing - listened - nothing was too much trouble. Communicated with me along the way as to how they were progressing. The bears are now safely with me and I couldn’t be happier. I would fully recommend the service and thank them kindly xx

AK
01/07/2021
Alison K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic

Fantastic, was kept well informed and the bear was beautiful my granddaughter loved it.

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AC
10/29/2020
Alastair C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brenda's bear

Lovely memory for my late wife's unborn (as yet!) grandaughter.

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LR
10/23/2020
Lesley R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory Bears

I was absolutely blown away with the 3 bears i ordered in Memory of my Mum Evelyn. The thought and dedication that went in to them was amazing, the craftmanship is outstanding. Beautiful emails sent keeping me posted and photos before sent home to me . They truly are precious. Thank you to all of the team for once again making special memories for my familyxx

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KV
10/12/2020
Kelsie V.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing memory bear

I really cannot recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes enough, I recieved the most amazing customer service and my memory bear is perfect i will cherish it forever. Please don’t hesitate to use Lily Grace Keepsakes, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you again x

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