Free Delivery and Personalisation Included in our price!
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 a shirt or blouse 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 cushion keepsake will be created with the greatest care and sent back to you.
A collared shirt/ladies blouse or T shirt with collar in any type of fabric
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 8-10 weeks (this occasionally may be longer due to current demand)
Each cushion measures around 17 inches square and includes a good quality cushion insert, you also have the option to have a message on the front embroidered onto a patch in contrasting fabric or a pocket made from the shirt fabric added for the writing (colour cotton chosen will compliment the fabric sent). If your shirt has a pocket it is also the perfect place to hold your reading glasses or the tv remote.
The buttons down the front are the access to be able to remove the inner cushion pad so that the cover can be easily laundered.
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 (Name)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and sent to you within 10 weeks (this occasionally may be a little longer due to high demand) via recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item before this time, please let us know in the requirements comments box when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
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.
I am so grateful to Lily Grace Keepsakes for making a beautiful keepsake cushion of my dearest Grandads shirt! The service was amazing and I was updated every step of the way! The quality of the product was also faultless and I will cherish it forever, thank you so much x
We absolutely love our memory cushions! Such special keepsakes to have and such great quality. The children have beautiful cushions to remember their lovely Grandad and the shirts he always wore. Thank you for doing such a great job and giving the children something they can treasure and remember him by. Great customer service and communication throughout the process.
What can I say, service and finished cushion were both outstanding. Helen made it possible for me to have the cushion in time for my mom's 80th birthday. I trawled the internet for keepsake cushions and decided on Lily Grace as the photos looked amazing. I was not disappointed. I would 100% recommend Helen and Lily Grace. Thank you so very much, a beautiful tribute to my lovely dad.
Really recommend this business! Our cushion was beautiful and it really means a lot being able to have this keepsake forever. Helen kept us up to date on the process and it was really good being able to see the final product through photos before it arrived.
From start to finish, Helen went over and above to reassure me, nothinf was ever too much trouble and her kind and compassionate nature shone throughout. She took great care every step of the process and it was great to recieve update emails along the way. When our final cushions arrived I was blown away by the quality and design. I can't thank Lilly Grace Keepsakes enough for creating such an important gift to treasure for a lifetime. Would recommend this business to anyone and everyone xx
Helen is amazing . I couldn’t of asked for a better talented person to do such a beautiful gift in memory of a loved one . Fantastic communication throughout . I will certainly be Contacting Helen for more gifts in the future . Highly recommended and will recommend her to friends, family and locals in my area . ***
I purchased two collared shirt cushions to give to my daughters made with their granddads shirts. I'm really pleased with the finished items, better than I imagined, and finished to an excellent standard.
The coordinated message sewn onto the shirts makes them so special and personal.
Lily Grace kept in touch through e-mail throughout.
I will definitely be asking Lilygrace to make some more items for me, as it's lovely to have a keepsake of someone who was so special ,and/or to give as a special gift.
My items took about 10/11 weeks. I was aware of length of time when I ordered, due to high demand. But well Worth The wait. Just something to consider if you're ordering for a special occasion.
Thank you "Lily Grace Keepsakes" , even though it made us cry on opening, they were, happy, loving, memory tears..x