School Leavers Bear
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Description

Our wonderful School Leavers Bear is a fantastic way to mark those key moments as children move up through schools (or even school years). School uniforms, blazers, sports kits, PE kits or school play costumes can all be turned into timeless keepsakes to mark these BIG moments. 

Made from the clothes that your child has worn throughout their school life, as well as other precious items that you want to keep and treasure, this school leavers bear is sure to become one of your most beloved possessions.

Your keepsake school leavers bear will be lovingly handmade by our team, ensuring each bear is completely unique to you. Choose your favourite items - make sure you send us enough material according to our guidelines. You can leave us special instructions at the checkout so we know which are your favourite items, and we’ll do our best to include them how you wish.

Sizes

  • Standard - approximately 30cm tall. We suggest you send 1 - 4 items of older child’s clothing.
  • Large - approximately 40cm tall. We suggest you send 2 - 6 items of older child’s clothing. 

If you are having a large animal we need at least two items of slightly longer clothing as some of the pattern pieces are quite big. If you only have smaller items that is fine, but please be aware we may need to use more seams).

Adult Clothing: We only need one decent sized item of adult clothing per animal, but people usually prefer to send more. 2 - 3 items per animal is ideal, 5 is the maximum we would suggest.

While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would recommend that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. The stuffing is 100% CE tested polyester. 

As these can be delicate items, often made from very well-worn clothes, they can not be CE tested and therefore come with the following: Warning: This product is not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.

More Details & How It Works

There can be a real variation in the appearance of the animals depending upon the clothing that we receive. Please ensure that you do look through the full product photo picture selection in order to get a good idea of how the appearance can vary.

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive an email telling you how to send us your clothes. Once we receive your clothes, it takes approximately eight weeks to get your finished keepsake back to you, unless you choose one of our Express Options at the checkout - we can make them in as little as one week. If there is a special date you need it for, please do make a note of this when you checkout or send in the clothes.

If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.

Our images are to display 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.

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Weighting is only available on certain animals as shown in the table below. Please note that for those animals where it is available, you have to select the large size of animal.

Please be aware that large weighted animals will appear a lot bigger than they do in the main product photos and will generally have much chubbier looking limbs. As with all the keepsakes, generally the older/more worn the clothing, the more stretched it will look on the final item, but this is particularly so with weighted keepsakes. It does not mean that they are overstuffed.

  Up to 7lb Up to 8lb Up to 10lb
Mouse Yes No No
Cat Yes No No
Bunny Yes No No
Monkey Yes Yes No
Elephant Yes Yes No
Lion Yes Yes No
Bear Yes Yes Yes

We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!

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. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.

Number of Items: As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows.  This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little. 

Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using.  If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.  

Quality: 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. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page so please do look there for more real life examples. We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos  so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products. 

Offcuts: We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time 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 within a few weeks.

How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.

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Outstanding product and service Reviewed by Vycki on 02 Jul 2020

Thank you for my school leavers memory bear it’s absolutely fantastic, although my daughter hasn’t seen it yet as it’s a surprise to cheer her up and I’ll give it to her on what would have been her prom. The quality of this product is outstanding , the service was exactly as it was offered, no delays, I opted for the fast track of 3 weeks and I received the bear within that time frame also beautifully presented in her own bag. Thank you love keep create for outstanding customer service and a beautiful, quality product that I know will be treasured forever.

Delivery Policy

Mainland UK Delivery Rates

Delivery Option Dispatch Time Delivery Time Tracked Signed For Cost
Standard Keepsake Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes 24 Hours Yes Yes £7.50
Standard Non-Keepsake 1 - 2 Working Days 2 - 3 Working Days No No £3.50
3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only) Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes 24 Hours Yes Yes £20.00
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only) Within 1 week from receipt of clothes 24 Hours Yes Yes £30.00

European Delivery Rates

Delivery Option Dispatch Time Delivery Time Tracked Signed For Cost
Standard Keepsake Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes 2 Working Days Yes Yes £20
Standard Non-Keepsake 1 - 3 Working Days 2 - 3 Working Days No No £5
3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only) Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes 24 Hours Yes Yes £20
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only) Within 1 week from receipt of clothes 24 Hours Yes Yes £20

Non-Mainland UK and International Delivery

We are able to process orders from non-mainland UK addresses, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Delivery surcharges for the relevant postcodes are calculated at the checkout. 

For more information, please view our full delivery policy here.

Returns Policy

We cannot accept personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. Please note that there is a wide variation in how the keepsakes come out, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive and the final item may well not look exactly like the pictures on our product pages. If you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it.

Non personalised items can be returned in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery. We will then either replace the item or, if you prefer, offer a full refund of the goods less the original delivery charges. All return postage is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend that you obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Post Office.

Our return address is:

Unit 8 Burrington Business Park
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

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