Jointed Memory Bears from Clothing
We can use your loved one’s clothing to make a memory bear. Our jointed memory bear can be made from just about any type of clothing including shirt, pants, robe, jacket, blanket, pajamas or any garment you have in mind (except wedding dresses, they are a special category). Each memory bear has jointed arms and legs so it can sit independently. We use strong, acrylic safety-lock eyes and plastic noses. We also offer a number of accessories or “upgrades”.
- Jointed 10″-14″ memory bear = $95 (plus shipping)
- Jointed 16″-18″ memory bear = $105 (plus shipping)
- $25 Premium German Glass Eyes (These are a special order and are available in three color options: Brown, Blue and old fashioned Shoe Button Black. (Glass eyes are NOT child safe.)
- $12 Felt Nose (recommended if bear is for child under the age of 3)
- $15 Custom Scarf
- $18 to embroider two (2) initials on one foot per bear (Because the foot pad is not that large, we are limited to two (2) initials per foot.)
- $18 to embroider initials or name on scarf (I do not have a large, industrial embroidery machine so am limited to a 4″ space but I can put a name on each scarf)
- Clothing: (I can make the clothing from additional clothing you send, or from the lining of a coat, or from my own selection of fabrics. the cost is the same)
- $40 to make a full custom outfit
- $15 to make a hat
- $20 to make a vest
- $25 to make a shirt/jacket/jumper
- $8 for glasses
- $20 for angel wings
- 18 Photo Badge Send us a photo of your loved one wearing the garment–or just a favorite picture–and we’ll make a badge that can be pinned to your bear. You can email a digital photo or put a photo in with your order.
Shipping is $15 for the first memory bear and $5 per each additional bear. We are located in Dayton, Ohio (45402).
Click the Order Form Graphic and it will take you to our order forms page. There are two ways t order. 1) Online or 2) Download the “Memory Bears” PDF order form. Fill it out for the type of teddy bear (s) you want. Send it, along with your garment and payment to:
Fairy Godmother Creations
1001 E Second St #3140
Dayton Ohio 45402
If you you have additional questions or just want to talk to a human being before making your decision, you can contact me at.
Email: Use the form at the bottom of this page
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Important!: The premium glass eyes are NOT child safe. They are blown glass on the end of a wire. Although they are securely attached to the bear, a child pulling and twisting them can break them off and they can become a choking hazard.
How much fabric does it take to make a bear? I can usually get the following:
Standard men’s shirt = Two 12″-14″ bears or one 16-18″ bear
Standard woman’s blouse = Two 12″-14″ bears or one 16″ bear
Standard pair of pants = Two 12″-14″ bears or one 16″ bear
Full length bath robe = Four to six 14″ bears, Two to three 16-18″ bears, two 20-24″ bears
Each jointed bear has approximately 24 pattern pieces. If someone wants more bears from a garment, I can sometimes adapt my patterns to make smaller bears. I don’t like to work with bears less than 9″ though.
I have a couple of shirts from my late husband and would like bears for each of my grandchildren. How can you use them to create five bears the same? I can use quilting and patchwork techniques that incorporate the different fabrics into each bear. Look at my Patchwork Bear page for more information