keepsake memory bears
The perfect way to re-use and treasure special clothes that you just can’t bear to let go of. From baby grows to old uniforms and favourite jumpers, our bears and cushions can be lovingly handmade from almost any item you choose.Whether you’re creating a memory bear for your little one to treasure as they grow up, or a bear for an adult to remember a special person in their life, our keepsakes can be treasured forever. Simply collect your favourite items together, bring them to us and we’ll create a keepsake bear that’s personal to you.
Our images show what can be achieved with your clothes. All of our bears use the same pattern, and can be made from any clothes that you send us, whether baby, child or adult.
Types of Clothing:
We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing. We can work with all kinds of materials – if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. Fabrics not recommended are chunky knits, plastic rainwear or swimwear. We may not use all of the clothes you send so as not to affect the overall look.
Number of Items:
As a guide as to what to send in we base it on baby-grows approximately 0-6 months. If they are tiny then they would count as half a baby-grow, or if the items are much bigger or have quite a bit of fabric to them, then you may be able to send less. Generally it is better to send slightly too much than too little
Please include a note stating which are the favourites, especially if you are sending slightly more, so we can make sure they appear in the finished item. We will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. It is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites. We will do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
We know that your favourites items are the most worn. However, please be aware the more worn the fabric the finished item may be more likely to pull into little holes on the seams, also the more worn or stretchy the fabric tends to look more stretched. This does not mean it its over-stuffed, just a consequence of the fabric, you need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the website.
Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages.
We do not keep remnants of fabric after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric the same day.