Completion for Custom Orders is 03/20--Hugs Photo Card available for Holiday Gifting

About BearHugs

About BearHugs


BearHugs creates handcrafted custom textiles from your meaningful clothing. Attention to detail and time are required to accomplish all specialized and artistic textile bears, pillows, blankets and quilts. There is no mass production, nor any heavy machinery used. Needles, threads, scissors, skill and patience are used to make custom products by BearHugs. The individualized handcrafting and care results in an one-of-a-kind, treasured keepsake.

The Founder


The founder of BearHugs, Aysha Hall, combines her passion for art and her love of people as the solid building blocks of BearHugs. Aysha attended Iowa State University. She graduated with a double major in Fine Arts and Psychology. Upon graduation, she pursued her Nursing Degree and worked as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Registered Nurse. Aysha has always been fascinated with Art Therapy and bridged her two talents together working as an Art Teacher and RN at a private school in Houston. From there, she moved to the public school setting.  After teaching for 15 years, Aysha put her teaching career on hold and devotes her full time to the success of BearHugs.

"BearHugs is the perfect combination of the talents that have been gifted to me.  I love working with people, helping people, and creating.  I am beyond passionate about BearHugs!"

Aysha Hall, Founder and Memory Bear Designer 

How It Started

Original shirt that started BearHugs Memory Bears

Aysha explains how BearHugs began:

"BearHugs originated with my sweet mom's favorite shirt. She wore this denim shirt all the time as a light jacket. It had worn cuffs and several Kleenex stuffed in the pockets--a definite tendency of hers! I kept that precious shirt, put away for nearly three years. The first year after her passing, I never pulled it out. The second year, I would take it out on occasion when I wanted to feel close to her. Finally, in the third year, I was ready to transform her very loved denim shirt into two bears. The memory bears were for my daughters as a gift of remembrance of their Grandma. It was an incredibly healing time for all of us. Those two memory bears prompted the beginning of BearHugs."

A mother's support is truly never-ending.

Hugs Photo Card

Always Available

It’s not too late!❤️ Although the time has passed to have Custom Textiles in hand for the Holidays, BearHugs is happy to create a Hugs Photo Card for you. You can gift the card, made with a photo of your precious clothing, for the Holidays and your Custom Item/s will be completed and gifted at a later date. Place your order and request a Hugs Photo Card for gifting regardless of the completion time of your Custom Order.


BearHugs for Comfort

Aromatherapy Warming & Cooling Packs

A collection of weighted, handcrafted, soothing items designed for comfort. Made with premium, lush fabric and flax with organic lavender or peppermint, this line can be warmed in the microwave for a comforting warm pack or cooled in the freezer for a soothing cool pack. The beneficial aromatherapy scent can be tailored to your liking by adding pure essential oils as needed to the fabric.


A sweet, cuddly bear measuring 14 inches with a handstitched face. A WarmHug can conform to your body for comfort.

WarmHugs Wraps

Measuring 28 inches long, this wrap is perfect as a soothing neckwrap or for low back comfort.


This loving heart, measuring 10 inches wide, is designed to fit nicely on your upper chest, lower abdomen. or wherever a comforting warm or cool pack is needed.


Made as a peppermint infused cold pack, CoolHugs are ideal for headaches, puffy eyes, or anywhere else soothing cool relief is needed. The 8 x 5 inch size perfectly cradles your forehead.


WarmHugs, WarmHugs Wraps, XOXOs, and CoolHugs are available in variety of fabric designs in BearHugs Online Store and at BearHugs Markets & Festivals. Special orders are welcomed by contacting BearHugs directly.

Upcoming Markets, Fairs & Festivals


These are perfect times to discover what BearHugs has to offer. Shop for meaningful gifts, experience BearHugs for Comfort-a line of Aromatherapy Warming & Cooling Packs, place an order for a Custom Memory Bear, Pillow, or Quilt, and meet our Memory Bear Designer.  See you there!

November 2019

November 9th & 10th

Langham Creek FFA Market and Craft Fair

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center

Cypress, TX 

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

November 16th & 17th

Golden Eagle Holiday Market & Autofest

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center

Cypress, TX 

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

November 22nd, 23rd & 24th

Home for the Holidays Gift Market

The Merrell Center

Katy, Texas  

Friday 10am-8pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

December 2019

December 7th & 8th

Cy-Fair FFA Christmas Craft Show

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center

Cypress, Texas 

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

Enjoy the Holiday Season!