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 or cardigan 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.
A jumper, cardigan or fleece (or similar).
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 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 (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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Just Fantastic!!, emails at every step, pillow is wonderful and can see great care has been taken to keep features. Thank you so much for taking great care of my dads jumper and making this wonderful pillow xx
I got my grandad’s jumper made into a cushion for my grandma as a present and she absolutely loved it! It was perfectly created and during the covid19 it still came on time! Would highly recommend trusting Lily Grace keepsakes with your loved ones items, thanks again Helen!
I would most definitely recommend! Communication was excellent throughout and professional. Our memory pillow is beautiful with a excellent creation with the scarf I sent to them. Also the delivery was on time with no issues at all. More than happy x
The cushion I had made from my late fathers favourite sweatshirt is priceless to me. LilyGrace keepsakes kept me informed every step of the way and the finished product is beautiful. I will be having another one made for my mum to keep.
Thank you LikyGrace Keepsakes.
I can not recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes highly enough. Helen made me a beautiful memory bear and cushion from my beloved late husbands favourite clothing and they bring me so much comfort. Both items are so well made. I had a special request that two hearts could be appliquéd onto the cushion ( made from material of t shirt I supplied) and this was done beautifully. Thank you thank you thank you ❤️
I have recently taken delivery of my Knitted Keepsake Cushion. It is truly wonderful and priceless......the best money I have spent for a long time.
Service was excellent. The cushion was delivered within the timescales. I received regular emails to update me on it's progress and photographs of the finished product just before it was sent back to me.
The workmanship is of the highest standard and I have no doubt that this cushion will last for years and years.
It was made from an old cardigan that belonged to my Dad. It has been stuck in a drawer, out of sight, for 13 years. Now it has pride of place in my home and I could not be happier. It is a constant reminder of a loved one that I can hug whenever I feel the need to.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend this company.