Memory Cushion

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Memory Cushion
It can sometimes be hard to know what to do with a loved ones pieces of clothing they may be sitting in a cupboard out of sight, we think that a memorial cushion is a beautiful way to display them.

We can  create a memorial cushion from clothing, a jumper, cardigan or perhaps a tshirt with a logo on the front, which your loved one used to wear, it will make the perfect keepsake cushion to treasure and hug close whilst you remember them.


How Does It Work?

Step 1 - Enter your Personalisation in the boxes above.

Step 2 - Click Add to Cart and go through to payment.

Step 3 - You will immediately receive a confirmation email with our mailing address included. Simply package the clothing and send it to our address.

Step 4 - Once your clothing items are received, your memory keepsake cushion will be created with the greatest care and sent back to you. 

Required Clothing:

  • A jumper, cardigan or fleece (or similar).

Materials used:

  • Clothing items you send to us
  • Polyester cotton thread
  • Complimentary polyester fibre cushion insert
  • Patch in a co-ordinating colour to compliment your fabric or the patch may be made from a piece of the fabric you send

Once we have received your clothing items, your finished cushion will be hand made and sent to you in around 10-12 weeks (this occasionally may be longer due to current demand)

Each cushion measures around 18 inches square and includes a good quality cushion insert, you also have the option to have a message on the front embroidered onto a light or dark background patch (colour chosen will compliment the fabric sent). 

Each cushion has an envelope opening in the back so that you can easily remove the cushion insert for laundering.

Enter your message when ordering, you can choose from our most popular passages (see below), or you can have a custom message written by yourself.

Popular passages we have used recently are: 

This is something
I used to wear
When you hold it
Know that I am here
Love [Name]

Someone who wore

this is in Heaven
So we have a

little piece of

heaven in our home


When you need a hug
Hold me tight
I am here
Love (name)

I have an angel
Watching over me
And I call him/her


How many items of clothing do I need to send?

This may differ depending on the product you are ordering whether it is an adult bear or a child's clothing keepsake, all the specific details you will need will be contained within the description of the item you are ordering however generally, for memory bears, we recommend using between 6-8 baby grows per bear (3-6 months size or larger) 8-10 grows/vests for newborn size.  We can create an adult bear from one item of clothing or if you would like a more varied pattern then you can send between 2 to 6 items. Please feel free to make notes with the clothes when you send them about which ones are most important to you.

Can I send you more items if I want to?

You can send more if you wish, this could be for either a more varied pattern combination, if you specifically want all the items to be included in your memory keepsake or want a certain item of your clothing to be incorporated. You must specify your requirements or which items you want us to use first within your package when your clothing is sent to us. Any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order.

What do you do if I send you too many items or not enough?

If you want to send more items that we recommend (6-8 items) please include a note when you send them to let us know which ones you want to be used first. If we are able to incorporate all of your items we will, but any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order. If you haven’t sent us enough fabric to create your keepsake, we will contact you and and ask you to send us a few more items.

What types of clothing can I send?
We can work with most types of fabric, all except for really thick items such as leather.  All of our bears are lined with interfacing which stabilizes more stretchy fabrics and enables us to create a high quality finish on all of our bears and cushions.

What condition do the clothes need to be in?

The clothing items you send us should be in a good condition that is suitable for cutting out and re-stitching together. If an item is in a bad condition, too worn or unclean and we think may affect the quality of our final product, we will get in contact to discuss further. If you are in any doubt about the condition of an item you want to send us or have any other questions about them please email us at to check.

How do I send you the clothing?

Please take care when sending your clothing items please pack them securely ideally in a box or plastic, brown paper does tend to tear in the postal system therefore we don't recommend this type of packaging and please always send by recorded delivery to minimise the chance of loss or any damage. We will also let you know when we have received them, this will be to your email provided when you ordered via our website. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please contact us to check we've received them.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Once your clothing items are received, your keepsake will be created with the greatest care, our current turnaround time is up to 14 weeks (this may be a little sooner dependant on current demand) your keepsake is returned home by recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item by a certain date, please pop a note in with your clothing items and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Can my child play with the keepsake?

Your keepsake animal is for you and your child to admire and to treasure, however it is made from used clothing items, it cannot be CE tested and therefore it should not be treated as a toy. Some of our bears have moving joints and these are attached with a button and thread and therefore it needs to be treated very carefully. Your child may hold the keepsake to give it a gentle hug, but we advise that they be always supervised whilst doing so.

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Madeleine C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Special cushion

Lily Grace have made a really beautiful cushion from my Dads waistcoat. Keeping you updated on their progress and finished before the original date given. Thank you for my special cushion.

Mrs L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory cushions

A great experience from start to finish, good communication and will definitely be ordering items in the future.

Jane J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

5 star service yet again ⭐️

Such a caring lovely company, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Rachel N.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My Nans Jumper pillow

I am in absolute love with my nans pillow which has been turned into a pillow, they have done an amazing job I am over the moon with it. Customer service was excellent very fast and they put there heart and soul into making such a great memory which I will cherish. I would highly recommend. Thankyou soo much for everything. Rachel

Delith W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Absolutely fabulous

Sarah G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic product, brilliant service, thanks so much

Initially I was nervous at the thought of sending away Mums clothing as they have precious memories. However, Helen was amazing at communicating with me, answering any questions and set me at ease. I was kept up to date at each stage and I absolutely love the finished items. I shared these 3 cushions with my family members and we all love having a part of mum near us that we can hug whenever we want. Helen is a very talented lady who has made us very happy. I can’t thank her enough xx

Lynne D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful cushion

Superb. The service was sensitive to our needs and we were kept informed of where the process was up to throughout. The end product is beautiful. We are so, so pleased with the cushion - it’s beautifully made. Thank you.

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Sharon B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful cushion

Very helpful about which item to choose. Beautifully made. Kept updated on delivery.

Fiona S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A cuddle from dad

Kept me informed. Showed picture of it before posting. Mum got this on her birthday and its had lots of cuddles.

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Michael M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A cushion to treasure

From ordering my memory cushion to the delivery I have to say the service was first class, I was kept informed of every step from them receiving the clothing item to cutting out and completion and delivery, the cushion I received exceeded my expectations , so professionally made, the quality is first class.. I would highly recommend Lily Grace keepsakes you won’t be disappointed, a huge thank you Helen it will be treasured forever

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Gloria C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Loved my cushion made from one of my later Mothers favourite tops. Very well made and Helen updated me at all relevant stages. Kind and compassionate service.

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Caroline C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Everything about Lily Grace Keepsakes is fantastic. The product in which we received was absolutely beautiful using my aunties hoodie. We are now getting the same thing done with my grannys clothes. Just amazing! Will always be used from now. Thank you to Helen at Lily Grace who keeps us up to date with the progress!

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Christine P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory cushions

I had wanted personal, permanent memorial keepsakes of my Mum for me and my children, and chose Lily Grace Keepsakes to make three memory cushions using Mum's favourite t-shirts. The service given by Lily Grace Keepsakes was faultless. We were kept informed of updates and queries, and had photos of the finished cushions. Would definitely recommend and use again.

Marian H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Keepsake cushion

Absolutely fabulous service, thoroughly recommend this company. Beautifully made and sensitively assembled to still resemble the item of clothing you remember your loved one wearing. Excellent. I had two made so have reviewed twice, both cushions fabulous.

Shaunie F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory cushion

Helen was so helpful and kept me updated the full way. Would 100% use again

Elaine H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Professionally & lovingly made to your style

I had cushions made from a polo shirt and a T shirt that belonged to my late husband. I was nervous about sending such valuable items to strangers. The items are so special to me. But I needn’t have worried, the shirts were carefully and professionally made into the most wonderful cushions that I’m so very pleased of. I was kept informed at every stage of the making so I had all the up-to-date information on how things were going. They are definitely worth every penny. And I would recommend this company to everyone. I’m so pleased that I’m putting in another order for another two cushions for my Son & Daughter. Thank you Lilygracekeepsakes ���

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Sue M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful reminder of someone special

From start to finish I cannot praise highly enough the service received. At the beginning after paying, being given time to send item off at my pace, to advising that the item had arrived with them safely, to photos of the items. They made an earlier trip to the Post Office to put my cushion in the post before Lockdown started. Amazing service, I recommend this company and the wonderful service they provide.

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion Review
Susan B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Memory Cushions

Professional service from start to finish regarding the making of memory cushions from jumpers that belonged to my Mum and Dad and I am delighted with the results. Thank you

Alice G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing cushion

Ordered a memory jumper cushion and couldn’t be happier! Amazing quality, really happy with this purchase

Tracey W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Truly Brilliant

This is my second order with Lily Grace Keepsakes and once again l received brilliant service from them from the start to the finish. Helen kept me informed on each step of the process. The items are fantastic, made to a very high standard, l would fully recommend them.