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Memory bear keepsake - teddy from clothing / shirt

These handmade memory bear keepsakes are made from your loved ones clothing. They are a lovely way to deal with grief and treasure the memories of loved ones, and turn their clothes into something you can treasure forever. A lovely memorial teddy gift for grandchildren to remember their grandparent.

Your clothing

Teddy bears are best made from shirts, t-shirts or jumpers. They can be made from 1 items of clothing - the more items (maximum 5 items per bear), the more varied your bear will be. For example, if you want a group of 5 bears, you can send 5 items and I'll use a piece of each clothing for every bear.

To give a better idea of the amount of clothing I need - each teddy bear uses 6 x A4 sized pieces of fabric.

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How to personalise

  • Embroidery can be added on their paws, a felt belly patch or both
    • PAWS - (1st paw / 2nd paw) add dates or names (max 3 lines, 8 characters per line)
    • BELLY - quotes, name or message (max 5 lines, total 100 characters)
    • Add "standard quote" if you want the following on the belly
These are clothes
I used to wear
hold me close
and I'll be
    See our blog post 10 Quotes for memory keepsakes for other quote ideas
    • Enter your personalisation details in the Personalisation box
    • Please feel free to add any notes in with the order or requests. I'm also happy to contact you after receiving the clothing, if you want to discuss anything

    Bear mock up

    Want to see what your finished bear might look like, using the clothing in different places?

    Visit the Memory bear mock up page and send us images of your clothing and we'll add them onto images of a bear for you, to help you decide how you want your precious clothing used.


    • The bears are approx. 30 cm tall
    • Stuffing is a hollowfibre filling
    • Please not this product is not suitable for children under 14 years of age and is meant as a keepsake not a toy. This is because the nature of using your recycled clothes, means the keepsakes can not be CE tested.
    • If you're wondering "who makes memory bears near me?", then why not order one online. The order process is simple, and your clothing will be taken care of at each stage of the process.

    The process

    Memory keepsake instructions

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 23 reviews
    ALISON Campbell
    Memory Bears

    Just wonderful. Lovely teddies well made. So glad we used 2Green Monkeys for these very special keepsakes for me to remember my husband and my 3 children their father. Thank you so much we will love them forever.xxxx

    Nicola Bell
    The most special gift 💝

    Thank you so much for the most gorgeous special keep sake teddy for my daughter after losing her best friend . Means the absolute world to her 💙

    Jacqueline Hawkins
    Memory bear keepsake

    I’m so pleased and happy with my bears it’s lovely for my grandchildren to have a lovely keepsake in memory of their grandad made from his shirts and for myself. We will cherish them. Thank you. X

    Thank you for simply the most beautiful gift

    My mum is so incredibly moved. Its utterly perfect. Thank you so much for making this so personal. You really went above and beyond. The heart with his signature was a special touch.

    Emily Campbell
    Memory Bear

    Thank you so much, it’s beautiful. I cannot fault the service I have received or the quality of the finished product. Please keep doing what you do, it’s an invaluable keepsake and I’ll treasure it forever. My family will be placing an order for their bears very soon and I have also recommended to a friend. It was also extremely quick turnaround, brilliant!
    Thanks again!