Sometimes a single item of clothing can bring memories flooding back, and that's why our cardigan or jumper memory bear is so popular. It has all the same features of our classic bear, but we encourage customers to send us a particular jumper or cardigan, which we then turn into a smaller version for the bear.
If a loved one has recently passed away or you've got treasured clothes that you don't want to throw away, this keepsake bear is a lovely solution. We find it's a particularly loved item to remember grandparents or parents, and can be loved by adults and children alike.
We make the rest of the bear out of other clothes you send us, while the jumper or cardigan is sewed to the front. Please bear in mind it will not be a removable item like a human jumper or cardigan.
We only need 1 - 2 two items of adult clothing to make each bear, but feel free to send us more if you want them to be included.
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
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.
We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!
Types of Clothing: 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.
Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes any special requirements you have 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.
Customer Reviews 5.0 5 5.0/5 Based on 8 reviews Show all reviews
Memory bear Reviewed by Barbara-nurse-1 on 26 May 2020
The bear was made up just like I had asked ......really good workmanship......all perfect .....reply to my email while waiting was prompt .....and delivery was on time .....the bear was packed in a lovely box that can hold such a precious item .
Amazing Reviewed by Ilovemygypsycobs on 25 May 2020
This bought so many tears it was crazy...well a mixture of emotions with the bear being so cute and made with such perfection it was a case of wow then awwww.beautiful bear.treated my mums clothes with total respect and even wrapped them neatly in tissue paper to return what material was left over.lovely friendly caring kind company ❤
As requested Reviewed by Lornawhitelaw1 on 12 May 2020
My mum absolutely loves "wee Josie". And the fact you managed to incorporate all the materials we sent makes him extra special. Thanks so much.
Excellent product Reviewed by Susan.sayer1 on 24 Apr 2020
We lost my sister in Jan in a car accident & I wanted something special for my nephew to have forever. I picked three items of her clothes and sent off with a few bits of how I wanted it to look. The bear is amazing and exceeded all expectations. Such a beautiful item made with love and attention to detail. Great quality, I was sooo pleased I could do this special gesture for my nephew. I was so impressed I’ve ordered a bear with my baby boys clothes and a memory bear with my sisters jumper and mine and my boys clothes combined. Thank you can’t wait to receive my next items!
memory bear Reviewed by Pandl.daubney on 03 Apr 2020
Thank you love Keep Create for my lovely bear in memory of my Father, whilst I am quite creative myself I don't think I could have made anything anywhere near as nice In fact I have now sent in a blouse that belonged to my mother in order to have a lovely memorial of her again Yhankyou
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||£7.50|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
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.
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