Hello. My Name is Nancy.

I handcraft Memory Bears for people all over the world and would love to make a Huggable Memory for you, too!

Being a Memory Bear Maker is such a blessing! I have found such great fulfillment in helping people like you preserve cherished Memories of loved ones. I put thought and love into every Memory Bear keepsake I create and hope they bring a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.



A Memory Bear is a huggable memory created using re-purposed clothing from your cherished loved ones. 

A Memory Bear can be made from one men’s shirt, sized medium or larger, or one women’s shirt sized large or larger. You can send a couple of shirts if you want them mixed together. I can use youth sizes, women’s x-small, small, or medium, and men’s small, but I will need two shirts to create each bear.

Looking for Ideas on Clothing for your Memory Bear?

Here are some great ideas on types of adult clothing to use!

  • Button down shirts
  • T-shirts must send 2 (please keep in mind that if there is a large logo on your t-shirt, that it may not all fit on your bear)
  • Golf/Polo shirts
  • Flannel shirts
  • Fleece items
  • Sweatshirts (please keep in mind that if there is a large logo on your sweatshirt, that it may not all fit on your bear)
  • Long bath robes (fleece or flannel)
  • Dresses
  • Skirts (knee length or longer)
  • Corduroy or Denim items
  • Uniform shirts


Have some old concert T-shirts that may have…let’s just say “shrunk in the wash”, and aren’t worn anymore but you want to keep the memory of those shows alive? Perfect material for a Memory Bear!

Sizes that use 1 shirt per bear:Sizes that use 2 shirts per bear:Materials that can’t be used
Men’s Medium
Men’s Large
Men’s X-Large (and up)
Women’s Large
Women’s X-Large (and up)
Men’s Small
Women’s X-Small
Women’s Small
Women’s Medium
All Youth Sizes
Loose knit items
Handmade crochet or knit items
Sheer or lace items
Silky or thin satin items (like night gowns or blouses)
Leather (genuine or synthetic)
Genuine Fur

I do use your item’s buttons for embellishment and a small piece of felt for the nose. I use my own buttons for the eyes, I try to use any emblem or logo from the shirt if it will fit onto your bear (unless specified not to). And the neck is double stitched (since it’s the part that gets the most lovin’ 😉).

NOTICE: While every care is taken to make your Memory Bear safe and strong, it is intended as a keepsake only. Should you wish to give this to a child for gentle play, that is your decision, and therefore your responsibility to supervise their play, as small buttons are used. I can also make your bear “child-friendly” utilizing felt in place of actual buttons; there is no extra charge for this.


I ship out orders Monday through Friday. My preferred shipper is FedEx, however if you would like me to use UPS or US Postal Service, I’ll be happy to do so; just let me know at the time we discuss your bear. Made to Order packages containing your Memory Bear(s) are sent with a tracking number and at least $50 insurance.

Please Note – All Memory Bear packages are mailed to the address on your order so please make sure the address is correct at the time of your purchase. Thanks!


Sizes are approximate and we utilize the clothing provided using our best, professional judgement when creating your bear. If you have specific instructions on how the bear is to be constructed above and beyond normal construction and time, we will be happy to oblige for a customization fee (up to $15).

Please fill out the form below and I will get back to your with details and payment options. Bears can take up to 6 weeks from payment to delivery…order ahead! (Especially around the holidays).

If you have a custom request, please note it in the form below.

Thank you, and have a blessed day!


Tell me about yourself and the memory being preserved