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 around 12-14 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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SO
12/24/2023
Suzanne O.
Ireland Ireland

10 star service

From start to finish, the communication, attention to detail, professionalism was just amazing and then the detail on the bear when she arrived was just magic. Such a lovely experience and I haven't even gifted it yet which will be a very emotional one. So thank you for this beautiful service you provide ❤️

HP
12/18/2023
Hazel P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful. I can't express my thanks enough.

The whole process was handled with courtesy and kindness. I was kept up-to-date with every step of the way. The end product of three bears and three stars was far better than I could have ever imagined and will, I know, be appreciated by family when they receive them. I could not have wished for a better experience at what was a very difficult time.

SS
12/11/2023
sarah s.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing

Excellent communication throughout the whole process ,very friendly and sensitive , my memory keepsake bear is absolutely amazing , Helen and Charlotte are amazing at what they do ,Excellent .caring service from start to finish 100% Recommended

MB
11/30/2023
mandy b.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful

Every step of way felt cared for , wonderful memories of my mum (iris bear ) thank you so much my bear , now sits along side my late father’s memory bear . X

JW
10/16/2023
Jennifer W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful keepsake

My daughter a lovely personalised bear made of all her old baby clothes made to a very high standard. Super communication throughout. Thank you.

CR
10/07/2023
Chris R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Patchwork bear

Amazing l can’t thank you enough ….. they are beyond my expectations So well made and jointed !!! I didn’t realise they would be soooooo good Thank you Thank you Thank you I love them

AM
09/19/2023
Amy M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Keepsake bear - couldn’t recommend enough!

I recently ordered a keepsake bear from Lily Grace Keepsakes, and I couldn’t recommend them enough! I contacted Helen after my Dad recently passed away as I wanted a bear making from Dad’s old t-shirts for our first baby that was due just 7 weeks later. Helen was so lovely to deal with throughout the whole process and went above and beyond to make sure the bear was with us in time for the babies arrival. The bear arrived, and it couldn’t be more perfect! The quality of the bear is absolutely outstanding, we couldn’t love it more if we tried - it is the perfect keepsake for our new baby. I will definitely be ordering from Lily Grace Keepsakes again in the future. Thank you xx

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LB
09/15/2023
Lee B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful memory bear !

Love this company. From first contact to receiving our special bear everything was seamless . Every question answered immediately. Workmanship of the bear is outstanding . Couldn’t be more pleased .

LA
08/02/2023
Louise A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My daughters dress

I found Lily Grace keepsakes to be a fantastic company to intrust with making my late daughters dress into a keepsake bear, I found there prices to be fair I also found there communication first class, My only disappointment was that I never found this company sooner and got to experience there work sooner, I would and will be recommending Lily Grace to friends and family, Matt

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JL
07/04/2023
Jackie L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Over the moon

Over the moon is exactly how my brother and myself felt when we received these adorable bears in memory of our mom. They are perfectly made and you can tell the care and love that has gone in to making them. The customer service from start to finish is first class. Helen will go out of her way to help in any way she can. If anyone is thinking about using this little business do it you will not be disappointed

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EC
02/03/2023
Emma C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

We’re so grateful to Lily Grace Keepsakes!

We’re delighted with our bear. My daughter bought it for her dad after his mum sadly died. When he opened the box, he was so moved to see the beautiful bear, made up of his mum’s favourite clothes. We can’t thank you enough. Excellent service, friendly family company and very good value. We will treasure the bear forever.

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DC
02/02/2023
Denise C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Service

Absolutely fantastic

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LF
01/02/2023
Lorraine F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory bear

I can’t rate them high enough. They made my bear in memory of my mum with care and thoughtfulness

DN
01/02/2023
debra n.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Recent purchase

Fantastic really impressed . Beautiful bears and patchwork pillow . Great service

CE
08/30/2022
Ciara E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory Bear

Lily Grace Keepsakes created a memory bear for me to give to my friend who sadly lost her baby. The time, care and workmanship put into the bear is second to none. I can’t believe something so beautiful and meaningful could be made out of clothing. I am over the moon with the bear and I’m sure it’ll have deep sentiment to my friend when I gift it to her. Not only did they create a spectacular memory but they also took into consideration the time frame I was hoping to have it created by. Even though there was a turnaround time and I was looking to receive the bear after the date I had hoped, Helen pulled out all the stops to have the bear created and sent to me a good week in advance so I could gift it to her in time. Thank you Lily Grace Keepsakes for your services, I highly recommend this company for anyone looking to have something spectacular created and good communication

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

CD
03/26/2022
Catharine D.
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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