Memory Bears -- made from old clothing (mom and dad's sweaters). Each of the parent's children received one of these memory bears.

Memory Bears made from Old Sweaters


Pictured above are four memory bears made from old clothing. We designed these bears from old sweaters. The sweaters belonged to the mother and father in the family. Each of the children received one of these memory bears as a keepsake. These beautiful sweater bears were made with the highest quality care and materials to last a lifetime.

Keepsake quilting with girl's old clothing, including t-shirts and prom dress

Keepsake Quilts & Custom Quilts from Old Clothing

At ReMinkie, we turn all types of clothing into custom keepsakes. We create keepsake quilts, memory bears, custom pillows, custom blankets, and more. Customers from all over the world send us nostalgic material to transform into keepsakes.

Keepsake Quilts Photos

Pictured immediately below is a keepsake quilt designed for a beloved daughter. She received this unique, custom quilt as a birthday gift from her family. We designed this quilt out of the daughter’s old t-shirts. We bordered the quilt with one of her favorite dresses which she wore to her prom (and had outgrown). Click on any of the images to enlarge photos.

Keepsake quilting with girl's old clothing, including t-shirts and prom dress

Pictured directly below is a keepsake quilt made from a beloved husband’s old clothing — sent to us by his wife. He was a hunter. Therefore, much of the quilt is made from denim fabric and khaki shirts.

Custom Keepsake Quilt made from man's old clothing, hunting shirts and pants

At ReMinkie, we love keepsake quilting. We create custom keepsake quilts from any material, including neckties, old clothing, coats, etc.

Personalized Teddy Bear / Memory Bear with Golf Bag

Personalized Teddy Bear / Memory Bear with Golf Bag

We love to make personalized teddy bears with unique and special details for you and your loved ones. Pictured above is one of our fur bears — with its very own golf bag! This was given to an avid golfer. Personalized teddy bears are superb gifts for any milestone — weddings, graduations, retirement, memorials, and more. We make only the highest quality keepsakes — so you can hold onto your memories for a lifetime. Let us create an heirloom for you — to pass from one generation to another!

Memory Bears by ReMinkie

Memory Bears from Mink Coat, Quilts & Old CLothing

Here are several memory bears we have created from old clothing. We can transform any clothing, furs, fabric, neckties, etc. into a custom keepsake to be treasured for a lifetime.

Memory Bear from Old Quilts

Memory bear made from old quilt. "The bear arrived today. It is stunning! I cried when I opened it. I am speechless! Thank you so much!!" ~ Alice

Memory bear made from old quilt. “The bear arrived today. It is stunning! I cried when I opened it. I am speechless! Thank you so much!!” ~ Alice

Memory Bear from Dress & Coat

Beautiful memory made from a loved one's old silk blouse.

Beautiful memory made from a loved one’s old silk blouse.

Memory Bears from Mink Coat with Personalized Buttons

Memory Bears by ReMinkie

“We love our memory bears made from Mom’s mink coat. The coat buttons on the bears is especially meaningful. Thank you, Rita!”

Fur Memory Bear with Monogrammed Paws. Personalized Teddy Bear.

Personalized Teddy Bear with Monogramming

Customer with Her Personalized Teddy Bear


We love to make personalized teddy bears. We can make them from your furs, fabrics or neckties! We recently made a personalized bear with monogramming on the paw (pictured above). We’ve sewn personalized initials on the paw and added a beautiful red bow. We make the highest quality personalized teddy bears to last a lifetime. We add special details, monogramming and personalization for you and your loved ones.

Custom Pillow / Fur Pillow with Memory Bear

Mink Bear and Custom Pillow

We recently made a mink bear and custom pillow (pictured below). The personalized teddy bear and pillow were created from a mink coat and lining sent to us by the customer. The coat belonged to her mother who passed away. Now she and her sister each have a beautiful keepsake in remembrance of her mom. The following photo was sent to us by our happy customer!


I treasure these personalized keepsakes made from my mom’s mink coat and lining for me and Julie. ~ Karen Holgersen Mack

Commemorate your loved ones by letting us transform old clothes, coats, etc. into a treasured keepsake!

Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears

Memory Bears & Custom Keepsakes by Rita Glosser

Why choose ReMinkie?

  • Highest quality memory bears on the market today (fully jointed arms and legs, fully lined, durable to last a lifetime)
  • Over 20 years experience and expertise in making memory bears in honor of and memory of loved ones
  • Transform ANY fur or fabric into a memory bear or custom keepsake
  • Intricate Personalization includes adding monograms, embroidery, buttons, scarves, neckties, bows, and more to your personalized teddy bears

Sample of Memory Bears

As you can see, we make personalized teddy bears from furs and a wide variety of fabrics. Here’s a gallery of bears made from clothing: furs, corduroy, tweed, blankets, wedding dress, uniform, neckties, and more. Click on any image below to enlarge.

High Quality Personalized Teddy Bears

Rita makes personalized teddy bears of the highest quality for you and your loved ones. Each memory bear is expertly crafted with moveable joints in the arms and legs. Her bears are stuffed with poly-fiberfill and heavily lined for strength and durability.

Memory Bears that ReMinkie made for Family
ReMinkie Bears made for the Smith Family

Commemorate a loved one or celebrate a milestone (birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, new baby, new home, etc.) Do you have old furs hanging in your closet or baby blankets stuffed in trunks? Rita can craft personalized teddy bears from all kinds of materials, including mink, neckties, jeans, sports jackets, shirts, blankets, wedding gown, uniforms, robes — whatever you send to her to create a lasting keepsake for you or a loved one.

ReMinkie Bears make a beautiful memorial gifts as well as personalized gifts for your loved ones. Each of our bears is made from nostalgic materials — from the fabrics and furs found in your life. We design entirely unique and cute teddy bears that are full of beautiful memories for you. ReMinkie Bears are a perfect way to preserve your past and cherish your memories of family and friends. Our teddy bears and custom keepsakes have become heirlooms to be passed from one generation to another.

Create Lasting Memories with Custom Keepsakes

Turn your sentimental fur or fabric into a keepsake to be treasured for a lifetime! Today keepsakes are more important than ever. They help us memorialize a loved one, commemorate our family and history, and pass down our stories from one generation to another. At ReMinkie, Rita also designs:

Professional and Personal Service

Rita Glosser is very “hands on” at ReMinkie Memory Bears. As soon as she receives your fur, fabric or neckties, she will call you and work together with you to personalize your keepsake. Our memory bears come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the materials you send to us. They can be monogrammed and personalized in a variety of ways. Special details include bows, bandana, necktie, buttons, pockets, embroidery, and more. Each bear is especially designed for you. ReMinkie is a cottage industry with four specialized sewers working alongside Rita Glosser.

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Memory Bears & Custom Keepsakes – Video

Rita Glosser’s memory bears have received great customer testimonials as well as acclaim on news outlets. Watch our video below to learn more about Rita and her bears.