Memory Bears Keepsake Bears and Artist Collector Bears

Memory bears made by Bearcrafty
A memory bear is a Bear with a past – keep that Memory

Sometimes, when it’s hard to let go, it helps to have something to hold onto.
Bearcrafty comfort those who are grieving by helping
them feel close to someone they have lost with a beautifully crafted memory bear.
To create your bear, send a favorite shirt, blanket, or article of clothing to Bearcrafty.
We will turn it into a beautiful unique designed bear. It is heartwarming to see what happens when we can actually hold something that connects us to someone we have lost.

Why not convert your first baby grows,  your favorite dress,
or a lost beloved one’s shirt to a unique memory bear you can cherish forever?

Bearcrafty creates the most unique memory/keepsake bears you have seen.
visit the album with some examples of bears we made by clicking here 

Quick order available on this page here→


What is an memory bear?
Memory Bears are teddy bears made from clothing and belongings with sentimental value to you.
Clothing includes knitted sweaters, bed coats, wedding gown, uniforms, t shirts, pants and much more. 
Memory Bears are usually made in remembrance of a loved one or as a keepsake to pass from one generation to another.
In making a memory bear, old clothes are transformed into a beautiful and comforting bear.
Memory Bears make excellent Sympathy Gifts, Memorial Gifts and Bereavement Gifts. During times of loss and grief, they can offer great comfort.
Why not convert your first baby grows, your favorite dress, or a lost beloved one's shirt to a unique memory bear you can cherish forever? Bearcrafty create the most unique memory/keep sake bears you have seen. visit the album with some examples of bears we made in our Gallery

What is an keepsake Bear?

Keepsake Bears are teddy bears made from clothing as a way to remember special  times in our lives. 
They are a wonderful way to put to use all of those stored away baby clothes and baby grows, or other loved one’s clothing, that otherwise would not be seen or enjoyed like that amazing wedding gown, prom dress, school uniform, and any other clothing who keep a special memory in are hearts.
Keepsake bears from Baby clothing can be made to the actual birth weight 
A bear made from a wedding gown can be created as a single teddy or as a dressed bear where she wears a gown and veil, a school uniform dress can be  made in a dress for a bear to wear, so many posisbillitys, so many choices,
you can find more examples in the gallery, no matter what you choose, the memory wil be yours forever
You can read here how to order your own keepsake→

What is an Artist Bear?

A term typically used to describe Teddy Bears that are often handmade and hand finished by an individual
They are made in limited quantities and are valued by bear collectors.
There is no ‘Teddy Bear Panel’ to decide what is an artist bear.
That is ultimately left to the collector to decide.
Award-Winning Artist Bears are very different from any other bears.
They capture your heart and make you feel so full of love that you must bring them home.
They are handmade by artists who dedicated their life professionally to design original works of art.
These bear artists have achieved standards recognised in competitions and awards.
The bears, like paintings, are only limited to a few and most of the time, one-of-a-kind.
Their prices are always a little bit higher, which is why our bears are exhibited with prestige. Visit are Gallery to see more examples or go to our adoption page→ to see if there is a bear waiting for a new home



Jade Baker

Jade Baker Dressed memory bear


They are absolutely beautiful the pictures don’t do them justice, they are so special and the attention to detail is amazing. My grandad loved mine, he has asked to order one for himself. Thank you so much for creating some a beautiful bear xx

Amanda Mather

Amanda Mather OOAK Collectors bear


I bought a bear and I must admit I'm in love. I can't stop looking at him and the artwork is amazing. You can see how much time and love goes into these bears. I'm always looking out for more bears now. Can't wait to see what s created for the show in November. I will be taking a trip there hopefully to buy a new addition.

Kelly Sibly

Kelly Sibly Memory Bear


I absolutely recommend BearCrafty, customer service was amazing. It took me years to let go of my Dads jumper and BearCrafty put me at ease.. Our Bear arrived and I was over whelmed with emotion! Beautiful Thank u from the bottom of my heart

Maxine Wrightson

Maxine Wrightson Memory Bear


Since I lost my mum four years ago I have looked at many different memory bears but there was something about the quality that was not right so I have hung on. I saw the work of bearcrafty and it felt right. it is a big decision to let someone cut up the favourite suit of a loved one but I have not been disappointed the end product exceeded all my expectations

Kate Hayword

Kate Hayword Memory Bear


I've received an extremely special memory bear today from Ineke. I can't express how happy I am. Can't keep the smile off my face since she arrived. Excellent service and I was kept updated throughout and my bear arrived sooner than I was expecting too. I could not be happier! Thank you soooo much

Donna Kenelly

Donna Kenelly Keepsake Bear


My bear arrived today. I am in love with him. He is for my sons 1 birthday made from his newborn clothes. The design and quality is excellent. The communication from start to finish has been great. I would highly recommend.

 My  bears are NOT designed or intended for use as a toy as they are decorative keepsakes. 
In view of the individual and bespoke composition of each bear, they cannot be CE approved and accordingly do not comply with any toy safety guidelines and are not deemed safe for use as a toy by Law. 
They are not designed or intended for use in play by children under 14 years of age. 
 Each keepsake is double-stitched with the utmost care and attention with a home sewing machine some detailing is finished by hand, ’ limbs are cotter pin jointed, glass eyes are used and often beads and or buttons that can cost swallow hazards if they come off. BearCrafty Customs does not accept any liability for the misuse of these decorative keepsakes. 
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