Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear

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Memory Bear Keepsake

Our beautifully handmade keepsake Memory Bears are made from your children’s or adult loved ones clothes and are a unique gift to give for a special occasion or as a wonderful keepsake and heirloom in memory of a mother, father, grandparents or other family member.

Our Ted Memory Bear design is fully jointed and measures 14.5 inches tall from head to toe, sitting down it measures 12 inches (30cm).  This style of keepsake bear has safety eyes and nose and has a colour co-ordinating ribbon around its neck.  Included in the price you can specify up to 25 characters of personalisation on one or both paws.

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

    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 as you remember your loved one wearing their clothing.

    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 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

    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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    Sandra S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Love our memory bears

    Excellent communication from start to finish, kept me updated with progress. Bears are stunning, far exceeded any expectations. An emotional home coming but now they make us smile. Thank you for taking good care of our memories.

    Simon T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Utterly Amazing

    The standard of care we as a family received was nothing short of fabulous. Thank you.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Sally W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory bears for a craftsman, demonstrating excellent craftsmanship

    From my first contact with Helen, to the safe arrival of our special bears, the customer service was second to none. Entrusting my Dad's clothes to be crafted into bears initially felt daunting but I should not have worried. We now have ten beautiful bears all featuring treasured clothing to honour a special man. Each time I look at my bears (I have two of them) evokes memories of times spent with my beloved Dad. When they arrived home, there were lots of tears, remembering Dad but also tears of happiness. We will treasure them forever. Thank you Lily Grace for your care and compassion, I recommend without reservation and urge anyone who has lost a loved one to have something unique created with loved ones favourite clothes.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Ian J.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Amazing service

    Fantastic service, they went above and beyond to ensure complete satisfaction. I requested the possibility of a flat cap for the teddy. They saurced a pattern and made one with looks perfect. If you are looking for a memory bear, do not look anywhere else as these are simply THE BEST !!! Well made product made with love .Thank you so much. We will treasure our bear !!!

    Jackie L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Words can not describe

    The title says it all, everything about this little company is amazing. Their customer service from enquiry to delivery is perfect. The two bears I had could not have been better you can tell these items are made with love and care. These girls have definitely got an eye for design and are very talented. The items of clothing I provided were quite old and worn but they managed to produce two first class beautiful bears for me and my brother to cherish in memory of our dad �♥️

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory bears

    Lily Grace Keepsakes are a wonderful company who produce the most spectacular bears from your loved ones clothes as a permanent reminder. I have ordered 4 from them, I have received 3 and just waiting for the 4th, they are amazing. I’m so glad I found them. Thank you so much.

    Mrs E.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    wonderful company

    Excellent service, quality and eye to detail amazing, couldn't be happier with my amazing bear ❤️

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Claire B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory Bears

    Excellent service throughout. Lily Grace Keepsakes were recommended to me by a colleague, and I can tell you, I was not disappointed. From the very first email I knew this is where I wanted to entrust my late Father-in-Law's treasured clothes. I had no idea what to expect when they were completed, images do not do the craftmanship justice. My husband and I were overwhelmed when we received them. The respect, love and care taken to create our bears is evident in their overall finish; right down to the button off Pop's flat cap being used on the bear's ear and the scarf he loved so much, thank you for such a personal touch.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory bear

    Lily Grace keepsakes are fabulous to deal with, they keep you up to date throughout the procedure and the end product is absolutely gorgeous. I had the bear made for my eldest daughter out of mums skirt and it’s a permanent reminder of mum. Can’t wait for my other bears to arrive. Thank you so much X

    Julia B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    My new family additions

    I ordered 3 bears in memory of my late mother for 3 of her great grandchildren. Helen and Charlotte guided me through the whole ordering process and any questions i raised were promptly answered. The ordering process is clear and simple to use. I took delivery of my bears last week and to say i am over the moon is an understatement. They are fantastic, well made and the materials used for each bear is exactly what i requested. The workmanship is brilliant and i am so happy with them - so much so, that i contacted them immediately and they are going to make one for me with the remaining materials. I highly recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes and have already passed on their details to friends. Thank you so much to you wonderful people for helping me keep my mum's memory alive.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Katy R.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Beautiful bear!

    They were so great. They kept in touch and let me know where they were in the process and delivered a wonderful bear.

    Carol B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Could not be happier!

    Flawless experience with the Lily Grace Keepsakes team. Such a beautiful company to exist. My product was absolutely perfect.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Rebecca H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Gorgeous keepsake bear

    I ordered a keepsake bear as a gift for my niece’s christening as I had some of her newborn outfits. I have to say the finished product is absolutely beautiful. The clothing has been placed so lovely together and the designers took account of all my requests. It’s a really quality item and I will be ordering again.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    jane s.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    If I could give more than 5 * I would

    We have so far ordered 7 bears and couldn’t be happier. It’s hard to trust somebody with your loved ones clothing but I have to say we have full faith with Helen and from start to the finished product her level of service is second to none. I would highly recommend �������

    Diane A.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    Amazing done before the time said Very very very pleased so glad it was Helen I Chosed to make it

    Lisa B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    What a fabulous abs caring company. The attention they pay to the fact you are sending something which is personally valuable and the kindness in their email communication was appreciated. I love my bear and having seen her, my sisters are now ordering one too. She is perfect and gives me comfort every day. I cannot recommend Lily Grace enough.

    Amanda D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Excellent quality. Worth the wait!

    Absolutely worth the wait for these bears. Initially I thought they seemed quite expensive but once I received them you certainly get what you pay for. The quality of the bear is exceptional. I have since purchased 4 which speaks for itself. I also requested a change to my order and the response was very quick and helpful. If you are thinking of using this company - don’t hesitate :)

    Tracey L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Our Bear

    We are soo chuffed with our gorgeous keepsake Bear ,Our beloved Mum passes away last June ❤️. And our Bear is such a poignant reminder ! We love her xxxx

    Janice S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Teddy bear keepsake in memory of my mum and dad ❤️

    I was overwhelmed when my memory bear arrived. It was more than I expected and will be a lasting memory of my dear mum and dad. I would highly recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes you have done my mum and dad proud Thankyou x

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Amanda D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    You get what you pay for. These bears are exceptional quality and totally worth the wait. I have since ordered again and recommended this company to others. You won’t be disappointed x