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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 

Original shirt that started BearHugs Memory Bears

How It Started

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.

Custom Photo Card

Always Available

BearHugs can provide a Custom Photo Card for you if your anticipated completion time for your Custom Textile does not coincide with your desired timeline. The card includes a photo of the precious clothing that will be turned into a Custom Textile. Place your order and request a Custom Photo Card if needed.

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!

2020 Markets

September 19th & 20th

Autumn Acres

Gerald D. Young-Robinson Pavillion

5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road

Katy, Texas 77493

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

October 17th & 18th

Home for the Harvest

Stafford Centre

10505 Cash Road

Stafford, Texas 77477

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

October 24th

Wonderland Market

Cinco Ranch High School

23440 Cinco Ranch Boulevard

Katy, Texas 77494

Saturday 10am-5pm

November 20th, 21st & 22nd

Home for the Holidays 13th Annual Christmas Craft Market

Katy Merrell Center

6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, Texas 77494

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

December 5th & 6th

Cy-Fair FFA Country Christmas Craft Show

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center

Cypress, Texas 77429

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm