Cardigan / Jumper Memory Bear
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Flat Cap
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If you'd like to buy this keepsake as a gift for someone, simply fill out the fields below and then checkout as usual, adding their address for delivery.

We'll then send an email to the recipient, letting them know they've received a gift and providing details on how they can send their clothes to us.

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Description

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 generally use the jumper/cardigan you send in to make the little part panels on the tummy and also on the arms and back of the bear (as much like a human cardigan as possible).  If you only want the tummy panels doing (like the main product photo here) then please pop a note in saying you want a 'waistcoat'.

Sizes

  • Standard - approximately 30cm tall
  • Large - approximately 40cm tall

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.

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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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 Reviews5.05 5.0/5 Based on 102 reviewsShow all reviews

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Such a special teddyReviewed by Jillmarkwell on 30 Jul 2021

I sent a bit of an eclectic mix of my Dad’s golf clothes to be made into a special keepsake bear. I couldn’t have imagined anything better! Thank you so much for creating such a special bear who I will treasure forever. It took almost 6 weeks from Love Keep Create receiving the clothes to me receiving the bear which I think is very quick. The detail and quality of my bear is top notch and I absolutely couldn’t recommend this company enough! Thank you so much xx

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Fantastic Memory BearsReviewed by Michelle.scantlebury on 24 Jul 2021

Absolutely over the moon with the three memory bears we ordered. We provided 3 of my late dad's jumpers and were worried there wouldn't be enough material but the company were able to work their magic. Wonderful bears that will be treasured forever! .

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2 lovely bearsReviewed by Karen.wilkerson on 22 Jul 2021

My mum and me loved these bears, made with my dad's clothing. My mum had wished the eyes were brown, liked dad's, but I didn't know if I had missed this request option, if available, if so that's my fault.

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Brought to tears 😢Reviewed by Paul.horabin on 22 Jul 2021

A very BIG thank you to the very talented team at Love Keep Create ❤ My request was far beyond the products catalogued but the team assisted us with the selection and produced the most amazing bear, it brought us all to tears and truly is very special and will.live with us forever 😊

5

We love our memory bear!Reviewed by Vanessa on 09 Jul 2021

Absolutely charming! Highly recommended!

Delivery Policy

Mainland UK Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 6 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£7.50
Standard Non-Keepsake1 - 2 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£3.50
3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£20.00
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 5 working days from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£30.00

European Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 6 weeks from receipt of clothes2 Working DaysYesYes£20
Standard Non-Keepsake1 - 3 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£5
3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£20
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 5 working days from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£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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