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 measuring 12 inches sitting down (30cm) and 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 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)

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 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 and sent to you within 10 weeks (this occasionally may be a little longer due to high demand) via recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item before this time, please let us know in the requirements comments box when placing your order 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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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

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!

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 ***

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

Alison K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

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

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Alastair C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brenda's bear

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

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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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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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Debbie R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Moms bears

Very happy with my bears, thank you so much for doing them for me x

Claire D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautifully Made

Lily Grace made the most beautiful keepsakes from such precious items of clothing. The standard of the keepsakes are exceptional. The level of care, understanding and communication was consistently high. The keepsakes I have from Lily Grace shall be treasured.

Karen H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful bear

From start to finish Helen and her team have been amazing.The teddy is absolutely gorgeous ....have now ordered a cushion .thank you Helen and team xx

Carol A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful memory bear

From beginning to end service and communication was, wonderful. Email sent at each stage and photos before the bear was dispatched. It was beyond my expectations. My great nephew will have beautiful memories of a beautiful granny that he never met. Thank you for such a unique way to remember my twin sister x

Kathlyn K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Second Bear

I had a bear made from my Mum’s clothes it was amazing I showed it to my brother and he wanted one the same, I bought it for a present and he was really pleased with it.

Anna L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful bear in memory of my brother

Can’t recommend lily grace enough. I was kept updated the whole way through and my bear is something I will keep forever. Really high quality and worth doing.

Jan W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Exquisite Memory Bears

The quality of my two memory bears were outstanding. When I opened the packaging my heart skipped a beat when I saw them for the first time. The workmanship is exceptional and the attention to detail is exquisite, buttoned arms and legs, making a masterpiece from my items of clothing. The bears were presented in their own voyle bags to help protect them. The customer service I received was first rate, emails answered immediately, very friendly and very supportive. I can not thank Lily Grace Keepsakes enough. Jan Waller

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Freyja D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
5 stars

I am really pleased with my memory bear made from my Grandmother's clothes. I got it made to sit on the shelf in my son's nursery who unfortunately only got to meet her a handful of times but she meant a lot to me and my husband and we wanted to keep her memory alive for him and feel she could still have a place in his growing up. The bear is superb quality and really well designed. The patchwork effect works really well. I'm very happy with how it's turned out and would really recommend the high quality of service from Lily Grace.

Lynn B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A1 Experience

It was very easy to order and communication was excellent throughout the process. Have recommended to all my friends and family and would definitely order again. When our bear arrived it was so much more than we could have expected. A massive thank you.

Joan S.
Ireland Ireland

From start to finish the service and updates throughout was excellent! My Teddy Keepsake is only gorgeous and so special ❤️ Thanks Helen!

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Megan S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A treasured gift and experience

Really good communication and easy ordering process. My bear is adorable, worth every penny.

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Stephanie E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful Memory Bear

I can’t recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes enough. The customer service has been fantastic throughout and I felt that I could trust them with my Nanna’s dressing gown which was very special to me. The bear that they have made for me is even better than I hoped they would be able to make. It is great quality and I’m sure will last. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future.

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