ThePrettyPiggy

Memory animals from clothing, actual height and weight

Columbia, Maryland
| 2,353 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to The Pretty Piggy!
I make custom memory animals from your clothing items, to the height and weight of your baby.

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME: The Christmas deadline has passed. Current orders will go out in FEBRUARY

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Last updated on Nov 19, 2022

Welcome to The Pretty Piggy!
I make custom memory animals from your clothing items, to the height and weight of your baby.

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME: The Christmas deadline has passed. Current orders will go out in FEBRUARY

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Kira Elbeyli

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About ThePrettyPiggy

Sales 2,353
On Etsy since 2012

I love creating the most professional height & weight memory bears on Etsy

When my son was born, I saw a cute post on Pinterest about a memory bear, but it was pretty ugly and not well-made. So I grabbed one of his old sleepers and a bear pattern, and got to work. It came out so cute! I posted a photo of it, which has since gone viral several times on various social media. For the first year or so, I was making 10" bears that are made from just 1-2 outfits. Eventually, a customer asked if I could make a bear the same height and weight as her preemie. It sounded like a fun challenge. It took quite a bit of trial and error to find the perfect material to weight the bear. Finally, it was perfect. I then began making the only height/weight memory bears on Etsy at the time. Quickly, they became my number one seller, and my small bears sold less and less. It has been about 4 years since I started them, and now I have perfected the way I make them, from the patterns, to the interfacing, to the weights, to the way we cut them. Now a few other sellers offer weighted bears, but I haven't really seen any that are height/weight like mine are (likely due to the incredible amount of work it took to make so many patterns for each animal type). I have an assistant who help me with cutting out animals, as well as stuffing them and hand-sewing. I recently added a second seamstress from Virginia, who will be sewing bears for me. I love hearing your stories, looking at your photos and birth announcements, and making gorgeous heirlooms for your family. My specialty is working with those tiny baby clothes. I can't wait to create something for you.

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  • Kira

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress

    My name is Kira. I've been designing and selling dresses online since 2009. In 2016, I started making memory bears. It has become my specialty. I strive to make the most professional actual height & weight memory animals on Etsy.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to The Pretty Piggy!

Professional memory animals, custom made for you.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

Payment must be completed before production of your item will begin.

Shipping

Turnaround time is approx. 5-8 weeks.

Your item will ship via USPS 1-3 day priority mail (6-10 days international). U.S. shipping is included in your price.

Additional policies and FAQs

Please send clothing items for your animal within 2 weeks of order. If it has not been received in a month, I may cancel/refund your order.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to me. I never disclose your address or information.

I do post photos to my Instagram and Facebook of the animals. If you ordered embroidery, the information embroidered may be visible in the photos. Please message me if you do not want me to post photos of your animal.
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How do I purchase a custom memory bear?

-Purchase the animal of your choice in my etsy shop.
-I will send you my mailing address after I have received your order.
-You send me the outfit(s) you would like the bear made from.
-After I receive your outfit, please allow about 10-12 weeks for me to make your bear.
-I will ship the bear back to you.

Can I use another clothing item for a memory bear instead of a baby sleeper?

-Yes! I can make your bear out of any clothing item. Examples include shirts, pants, uniforms, and blankets.