memory shirt teddy bear

This teddy bear has to be one of the most adorable items I have ever made. My customer approached me about having it made for her new grandson. The material is from a shirt that belonged to her late husband.

teddy bear memory shirt

She had previously purchased one from an Etsy seller whose shop is now closed. I researched patterns and found that this pattern is available for free for personal use. I purchased a license to sell it because I knew that if I shared photos of it, others might be interested in it. This is a HowJoyful Design by Joy Kelley (

memory teddy bear

It’s hard to get perspective on it, but this is a big bear! It sits at about 16″ tall! The design is fantastic but the construction method is challenging.


The end result is worth it, however. This special bear will now be a keepsake for a new little baby named after his grandfather.

memory teddy bear



memory teddy bear