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Memory bear keepsake with voicegift voice recorder message - teddy from clothing / shirt

15 reviews


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.


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.


  • The bears can be personalised on their paws or a felt patch on their belly
  • Enter your personalisation details in the Personalisation box
  • Paws - (1st paw / 2nd paw) add dates or names (max 3 lines, 8 characters per line)
  • Belly standard quote "These are clothes, I used to wear, hold me close, & I'll be there" or personalise with names or message (max 5 lines, total 100 characters)
  • 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


Each bear comes with a VoiceGift 20 Second Mini-Me™ Voice Recorder, which you can use to add a voice recording, favourite song or voicemail from a loved one. A velcro opening is used to insert the voice recorder, which means it can be removed for washing or changing the message. They are really easy to use, and you can find more details about them on the Voice Express website.

TIP: See our blog post "Top 10 memory keepsake quotes" for other quote ideas.


Memory keepsake instructions

TIP: Visit Facebook or Instagram to see examples of memory items.

  • 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.
  • Made in Devon, UK
  • 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.

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