Offering Unique Fabric, Paper & Wood Products Since 2001.
Distinctive, handmade, quality items designed just for YOU!
Bear with Poem
Bears made from shirts.
Plaid Bear and Baby Blocks
L Carroll Bear.
Sloth of bears.
Bear made from jacket.
Hawaiian Shirt Bear.
Bear made from sweater top.
Cardinal Bear Group.
New Sloth of Bears.
Golf Shirt and Necktie Bears.
Bears - Group Shot
Mickey Mouse T-Shirt Bears.
White and Brown Velour Bears.
White Bear with Tie & Cowboy Patchwork Shirt Bear
PJ Bear - made from a Onsie with added fabric, 14".
Bears and Gab
Blue Bears - a lovely pair!
Bright blue plaid.
Buckeye Fan with zipper ear.
Plaid bear made from a cape with a furry hood.
Formal Guy - look at those ears!
Bears created from robes, with pillow.
GG Buckeye fan, denim with red logo patch.
Medium sized bear, seated.
Blue striped bear.
Orange plaid bear with matching pocket.
Dapper bear - complete with cap.
And another bear with a cap - his scarf is so snazzy!
Purple plaid bear.
Striped sweater bear.
Close up of bear made from caftan.
Close up of bear from adult pajama bottoms.
Another view of bear from adult pajamas.
Patches and his hot air balloon.
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Turn your loved one’s favorite clothing into a custom, huggable bear to honor memories and share with others.
We all know what it's like to miss someone you love who's passed on, or someone who's not near enough to hug as often as you'd like. Our Memory Bears, uniquely crafted for you from your loved one's clothing, are a tangible, huggable way to honor their memory or keep a part of them close.
They're also a great option for any clothing you've been hanging on to or storing...why not have a Wedding Bear created from your wedding dress, allowing you to see it each and every day and remember that very special moment in your life? Or how about the collection of baby clothes tucked away in the back of your closet? Combine them with a baby blanket for an adorable patchwork Baby Bear!
Please see below for clothing details, sizes, and pricing as well as the Memory Bears' Beginnings. Fabric remnants from your project can be transformed into pillows, herb-filled sachets, and more. CLICK HERE to see larger images of ALL our bears.
Memory Bears Beginnings
Athena was two and a half years old when we were introduced. She was K-9 trained, smart, willful and very high energy. We agreed to let her visit with us for one week which ultimately turned into 8 years of unconditional and boundless love. One might wonder what this has to do with Memory Bears. A friend of a friend was having an increasingly difficult time managing certain aspects of her life after her mother’s passing. She found that three children, two dogs, work and home was a little more than she was able to manage at the time. She knew Athena needed much more than she and her family could give. She knew Athena had to find a new home where this GSD was number 1 in all aspects of her life. Athena needed to be the only one in a family with no competition for affection or attention. The friend was also having a very difficult time giving up her mother’s clothing. It was suggested that in exchange for a loving home for Athena, I would make some "Memory Bears" out of her mother’s clothes. So I turned some favorite clothing into unforgettable, huggable bears. That is how these cherished memory bears were born. Athena came for a visit and stayed a lifetime, giving us boundless and indescribable joy. I welcome the opportunity to construct bears or pillows from your loved one’s favorite clothing in the hopes some of your memories will be near and dear forever, bringing joy into the lives of you and your loved ones. - Robin Habunek, proprietor
Pricing & Sizes
MEMORY BEAR Sizes and Prices:
Large Bear Approximately 30” Tall, approximately 20" in sitting position from ear to bottom = $45.00
Medium Bear Approximately 26” Tall, approximately 18" in sitting position from ear to bottom = $40.00
Small Bear Approximately 20” Tall, approximately 14" in sitting position from ear to bottom = $35.00
Other miscellaneous items available: custom sized pillows, bracelets from buttons, caps, vests, sachets, flower pins from zippers, scarves, etc. using pieces and parts from your fabrics. Inquire regarding pricing.
How to Order/Inquire About Pricing
To request a custom order and have something made just for you, please either fill out our MEMORY BEAR form below, or click the button below to order online. Payment terms and information can be found HERE.
Clothing & Construction Details
Bears are lined for stability and double seam stitched for durability (denim is an exception). Snap together plastic eyes are used and once inserted they are nearly impossible to pull apart. Additional reinforcement is also sewn in behind the eyes. There is no extra charge for eyes, nose, scarves or ribbons. Bears are available in 3 sizes.
NOTE: Memory Bears are not recommended for children under 3.
A standard men’s shirt or woman’s blouse typically can be turned into one Medium sized bear. Pants, bathrobes, dresses, blankets, jackets or just about any other type of clothing can be used, even neckties. Clothing needs to be cleaned prior to sending in for assembling into bears.
Please let us know if you want fabric remnants returned.
Memory Bears Beginnings
Pricing, Sizes & How to Order
MEMORY BEAR REQUEST FORM
2183 Strimple Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
Each item is typically individually constructed based on requested requirements, therefore completion and delivery times are approximate.
This is not a bricks and mortar store therefore inventory is kept at a minimum.