This unique and creative idea enchanted me from Day One! As a mom, grandmom and doggie mom, I could think of no better idea to gift myself or a beloved friend with a bear that is handmade from bits of my collection of saved clothing that memorialized my children’s babyhood, my friendships, a special event, or even a beloved pet. Jennifer Cura, owner and designer, was a delight to work with and my finished bear is exquisitely made. I have owned my own business making dog coats, and I am a stickler when it comes to invisible, tight seams and no threads hanging off the clothes I buy. My gorgeous bear arrived with impeccable workmanship, and Jennifer’s OOAK staff arranged my clothing swatches artistically and meaningfully. I really felt the love and ownership of a company that CARED that I loved my Patchwork Bear. And I do. I almost cried when I lifted him from the box: he was that amazing and the memories of my children and my deceased dog were staring me right in the face!!
The Patchwork Bear sent me a box with complete instructions to place 6-10 small items of clothing or cloth swatches to send back to them. The instructions included a pattern of my bear where I could figure out where I wanted each piece of clothing. They also include a form to fill out with each piece of cloth, and where you would like it placed on your bear. Since I was doing a memorial bear for my beloved Bouvier Des Flanders, Savannah, I chose her service vest (the yellow piece on the front) as my first placement. Then I included her bandannas, a few of my children’s baby clothes, and Savannah’s Service Bag to make up my bear. The bear kit also includes personalized name embroidery, and of course, I chose Savannah on the front of the chest for my bear.
I know that most Moms will choose to memorialize their children’s baby clothes on their bear, but I wanted something different, something to remind me of my beloved pet. The Patchwork Bear emailed me to make sure that I wanted certain things on the bear, and they were fast and so efficient! What a great staff. It took about 2 ½ weeks for my bear to arrive and I was thrilled with the result. If you are looking for something personal that will mean everything to your children, mate, or friends, this is one of the most unique and heartfelt gifts that I can think of.
– Keepsake Memory Clothes Bear GIFT KIT$98.00
Give a custom, sentimental gift with minimal effort! Ahhh, the best of both worlds. Creative, sentimental and easy- all in one fantastic product: a Patchwork Bear made ENTIRELY from favorite clothes! We re-designed this gift-friendly kit for the award winning KEEPSAKE CLOTHES BEAR. Each eco-friendly kit contains complete instructions and tips for choosing clothing for a Patchwork Bear. All the gift recipient needs to do is place 6-10 articles of clothing in the box provided and mail to The Patchwork Bear. That’s it!Your BOX GIFT KIT includes: complete instructions and tips for choosing clothing for a Keepsake Clothes Bear, return shipping of the finished bear and personalized embroidery.
As an aside, The Patchwork Bear also offers handmade memorial quilts out of your fabric along with other amazing gifts for you to consider.
So many gift opportunities! This gift kit is perfect for: Baby Shower, Baby Gift, Wedding Gift, Graduation, Birthday, Condolence (made from loved one’s clothes who has passed away), Teachers, Coaches, anything you can think of.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Review by Broad “A” – Ava
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