Memory Cushion - Shirt Button Design

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Memory Cushions
It is always difficult to know what to do with a loved ones pieces of clothing when they leave us, they are likely sitting in a cupboard out of sight, we believe that a memorial cushion is a beautiful way to remember them.

We can hand make you a memorial cushion from a shirt, a blouse, pyjama top or cardigan which was your loved ones favourite piece of clothing, it will make the perfect keepsake cushion to give a hug 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. 

Required Clothing:

  • A shirt or blouse in any type of fabric

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 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, with the option to have a special meaning message on the front embroidered onto a light or dark background patch (colour chosen will compliment the fabric sent). or another pocket made from the fabric for the message.  If your shirt has a pocket it is also the perfect place to hold your reading glasses.

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: 

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)

Someone who wore this
Is in Heaven,
So we have a little
Piece of heaven 
in our home

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 info@lilygracekeepsakes.co.uk 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 info@lilygracekeepsakes.co.uk

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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JH
07/18/2020
Julie H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Memory Cushions

Just love the beautiful cushions we had made using my late fathers shirts. They are a beautiful, priceless keepsake and have been much admired since we received them. Great service, particularly in the difficult times we are having.

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MW
06/15/2020
Mollie W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely Amazing Product & Service

I cannot recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes enough! From start to finish I was beyond impressed. I was kept updated the whole way through and received the highest level of customer care. I am beyond happy with my keepsake of my loved ones item, and I cannot recommend this service enough. I absolutely love my cushion...thank you so much for going above and beyond my expectations! Would 100% recommend and use Lily Grace Keepsakes again. Thank you Helen x

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion - Shirt Button Design Review
BJ
06/15/2020
Brenda J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Perfect in every way....

I had a cushion made from one of my Dad’s shirts that had been tucked away in a drawer for 23 years and I’m just so pleased that I chose Lily Grace to make it into a very special memory of my Dad. Helen, who I believe made mine, was so determined to get it “just right” and I would totally recommend them to anyone wanting a special memory of their own ......

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion - Shirt Button Design Review
SR
04/16/2020
Sharan R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Cushions

From start to finish I was informed of the process and care was taken all the way. At this difficult time it made me smile and the kids love their little keepsakes. Thank You so much, they are amazing.

DB
04/03/2020
Diana B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful Keepsakes

Beautifully and lovingly created cushions. Helen kept me updated every step of the way. A comforting reminder of lost loved ones

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JW
04/01/2020
Jessica W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dads Cushion ❤

Fantastic thank you. Kept up to date throughout and so pleased with the outcome. My memory cushion is so well made ❤

Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Cushion - Shirt Button Design Review
SJ
03/10/2020
Samantha J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful keepsake cushion

I just adore my keepsake cushion! It was beautifully made with so much care . The communication was so regular too. I had updates to say my Dad's shirt had arrived safely and I had a sneak preview of my cushion once it was finished! I received my item quicker than expected too. I would highly recommend this company! Thank you very much. Sam xx

CM
08/12/2019
Carol M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Memory Cushions

This is the second time I have had memory cushions made, with my beloved dad’s shirts, as I was so pleased with the first ones I had made for my family. They truly are a wonderful keepsake.

CM
06/26/2019
Carol M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
My wonderful memory cushions

Can’t thank Lily Grace Keepsakes enough for the lovely memory cushions made from my beloved Dad’s shirts - was kept up-to-date with progress from Helen, who was so helpful. I’ve already recommended to a friend who is having one made and having yet another one made for another member of my family. Such a lovely thing to have in memory of a loved one - thank you so much once again

LD
04/05/2019
Lauren D.
United Kingdom
Cushion

Helan did an amazing job making a beautiful cushion out of my grandads shirt as a keepsake for my nana

AV
02/04/2019
Angela V.
United Kingdom
Memory cushions

Very impressed. Very quick to reply to any queries I had and was dealt with .cushions were made to a high standard and will be treasured .

SC
01/18/2019
Susan C.
United Kingdom
My daughters are thrilled with

My daughters are thrilled with their pillows, we are a close family and they were very close to their dad and we all miss him tremendously. So the pillows are a very special keepsake .

CC
01/18/2019
Chantelle C.
United Kingdom
Extremely beautiful

Beautifully made and looks exceptional. Would recommend to anyone.

JM
01/18/2019
June M.
United Kingdom
Memory cushion

I am so pleased with my cushion. It is better than I expected, so well made, I would definitely recommend Lily Grace to anyone who wanted to have some clothing made into something memorable.

CH
01/04/2019
Chloe H.
United Kingdom
Dad shirt pillow

It was easy and relaxing dealing with Lily Grace keepsakes. Losing someone is such a hard time but it was easy creating our memory of dad. They kept me updated with the pillow and before they sent it back they sent me photos of it! It was wonderful.

SS
12/30/2018
Susan S.
United Kingdom
Memory cushions

I ordered 8 memory cushions and the ladies were very understanding and considerate of my needs. From start to finish the service and quality of product has been outstanding and I have recommended this company to all my friends.