Frequently Asked Questions


A legacy bear is a teddy bear that is built from your own special clothing or fabric; be it a baby onesie, a favorite shirt or dress, a blanket, or any other fabric that has a special memory of a loved one connected to it. You simply send us the fabric, specify any options, and we'll take care of the rest. We understand that these items are very important to you, which is why we take great care and pride in creating an exceptional product. We would be honored if you allow us to build a bear for you.

We have a few different styles of bears to choose from. Please visit our pricing page to see the styles and their prices.

Customizable eyes, nose, and smile.

Embroider a special message on the bear's feet or chest.

Heat-transfer vinyl can be used to put custom images on the bear.

Other customization options are available, such as a pocket to store cremains, customized fabric positioning, keeping original buttons and sewn on tags, ruffled bottoms, or anything else you may want. Just tell us what you want, and we'll do our best to make it happen.

High quality G├╝termann polyester thread, in a variety of colors, is used to stitch bears together.

For embroidery, we use Isacord polyester thread.

Each bear is stuffed with the original Poly-fil brand polyester stuffing. Poly-fil is super resilient, hypoallergenic, and is made from recycled materials.

Delicate or well loved materials will be backed with a soft shape interfacing to ensure many more years of durability. There may be a $25 charge for this service because of the extra work that will be necessary.

Place your order: Select a style and follow the customization steps.

Order review: Your order specifications will be sent to us and reviewed for accuracy. You will receive a confirmation email from us, along with the address for shipping your clothing to. You may receive an additional email from us, regarding any coll requests that you may have, as well as to answer any pending questions.

Send us your fabric: Drop off or ship your materials/clothing to us (our address will be in the confirmation email).

Payment: Once we finish reviewing your order and materials, and approximately one week before I plan to begin constructing your bear, you will be sent an invoice for the total cost of bear, including shipping and tax(where applicable).

Bear built: Once you pay your invoice, in full, I can start working on your bear.

Bear shipped: Your order will be directly shipped to you, or you are welcome to come pick it up if you live locally.

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