Memory Bear Questions

Here are some frequently asked memory bear questions and answers that might be of help. I understand you may have many more, please do not hesitate to contact or call me for guidance. TammyBears has been providing memory bears over two decades and I am always here to help and to talk with you about how best I  can be of service.

Memory Bear made from blue floral shirt.

Memory bear made from pink and blue shirts.Before and after picture of red and tan clothing turned into a memory teddy bear.

There are materials that work best, but what is important is what's most special, loved and remembered by you and your loved one. Anything from a flannel shirt, robes, loved scrappy blanket, a blouse, sweater or jeans to pajamas or even a single handkerchief. Sweaters or sweatshirts to wedding dresses and uniforms all make special memory bears. If you are afforded a choice, materials such as cotton, flannel, denim, khaki, and sweaters work great, I've made bears from scraps of blankets and even socks. For baby bears we can use blankets, onesies, and even maternity clothing. Quilted, padded, coats, leather are all still options, there will just be an additional charge. Please inquire with any questions.

Memory teddy bear made from blue polka dot robe.Loved one's sage green clothing shown before and after turned into a memory bear.

A man's short sleeved shirt will make about 3 smaller bears or 1 medium or large bear.
A sweatshirt will make 3-4 small, 2 medium or 1 large bear. My designs are very detailed with many small pattern pieces so I don't need a lot of material. If your one article is not enough, we can consider making them part furry-faced bears or I can supplement with coordinating material.


Memory teddy bears made out of plaid and gray shirts.

Yes please, and kindly ask to avoid dryer sheets or fabric softeners if possible, thank you.

No, they are not. TammyBears are not toys.
TammyBears are primarily for holding, hugging, comforting, and sharing.
They aren't meant to be played with by young children. Most have sewn in eyes, buttons, pins and other small parts.
TammyBears are not toys and you are receiving your bears with this knowledge.

Please pay your deposit with a personal check, or PayPal. 
For your convenience Venmo and credit cards are also accepted.
If you prefer to pay with credit card, I will send secure invoice through my merchant account.
International orders may be done so with PayPal.

Normal completion time is about 4/5 months depending on
time of year and amount of orders I have in queue.

I understand this is a long process, and thank you in advance for your patience.
The quality and personalization is why TammyBears has been providing memory bears since 1999.
I have limited room for error with your precious belongings,
from the first cut, to the finishing bow or button,
I am committed to providing you with heirloom quality craftsmanship.
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Absolutely. They miss their person too.
I can make small heart or bone shaped pillows or blankets to share with your pet family.
A pillow or toy made from their person's jean or shirt just might be pretty special too.

Yes I sure do. Please inquire.

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