Shirt Memory pillow with collar, keepsake shirt, memory shirt, sympathy gift for loss of dad, grief gift, memorial gift, in memory of dad


Shipping to United States: Free

I take the shirt of your loved one and create a memory pillow retaining the collar. I will use your provided shirt to cut, sew and embroider in my smoke free home.

First, if you are shopping for an item like this, I am sorry for your loss. This can be a difficult or sensitive time. I understand I really want to make this perfect.

This is a wonderful memorial pillow, father's day gift, mother's day gift...

I take the shirt you provide and line it up-- square it up, and embroider as shown.

Note that they don't have to be dress shirts. In the pix I have done all kinds of shirts.

There is also a pic with a cosmetic bag. This was something I made out of sleeve (can also be shirt tails) of one of my shirts. I made this for a customer so she could carry a part of her loved one with her everywhere!

I like creating items with the parts of the shirts as shown... examples are the cosmetic bag, the ornament.

Please check you emails! I may have questions about thread colors, etc.

In most shirts the design will be put on a quilt block that will be sewn on . In some shirts, it can be applied directly, but I am finding this is rare. This is mainly due to the type of fabric or color.

I've set mu production time at 2 to 3 weeks to allow time for transit of your shirt to me.

This shirt usually fits an 18" square insert. But some shirt sizes are smaller. So your pillow will come between 16 and 18" square.

The last photo shows where I did a combination of a popular sentiment that I sell alone on the back of the shirt. It is avail as separate listing.

It will come complete with the insert.

Add a pic! That is also included in options.

After you purchase I will convo you my address to send your clean shirts to.

IMPORTANT: This design (with collar) is appropriate for regular weight shirting and flannel. It is too thick for my sewing machines if quilted, heavy denim or heavy weight flannel or fleece. If you have a heavy weight fabric, you should purchase the collar-less designs for thicker fabric. Purchase them here.

I love making these Memory Pillows for many reasons -- it is something special, keeps the memory alive, and also the upcycling of a shirt is a way to keep the clothes of a missing loved one that are otherwise hard to part with.

This cute, fun, and sentimental use for the old shirts, keeps the memories alive for small children, and keeps our own love-connection open. It brings our missing loved one into our current lives in a meaningful joyful way.

Please feel free to convo prior to purchasing.

If you like some of the accessories, convo

Once you place the order I will convo you with my address to ship the shirt(s). Please provide shirts clean to me.

Please provide in the personalization section what the signature line of the poem should read-- "grandpa, dad" or whatever your choice. Some people choose no sentiment and closing, include that info. The signature line font may vary.

Lots of ways to live a personalized life at

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-4 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wholesale availability

I am very open to wholesale opportunities. I used to be an independent manufacturers rep. I know how wholesale works and how to support a buyer

Custom and personalized orders

Please check your personalization! If I make a mistake I will redo pronto. If you have made an error, I will remake pronto at 50% discount as a courtesy.

I love custom!

My proudest reviews are when customers use my tools to create a OOAK gift. No question or request will go unanswered.

Custom and personalized orders

I love customs! I will never share your photo, but in purchasing from my shop gives me permission to share my own photos.

Tracking an order.

Carrabelle is not responsible for errors made by the United States Post Office. I promise to ship within stated lead time. However, if your item is delayed past an "estimated arrival date" we apologize, but that is something that is outside of our control and recommend that you file a complaint with the USPS.

Tell me about osnaburg

I love using osnaburg fabric. Its a natural heavily woven cotton. It has a nice texture that many compare to linen or burlap. Many of my designs are very dense, and it takes the stitches better than a flat fabric. Sometimes there is a random thread that doesn't take the color or bleach.Just like you'd see in linen or burlap. There aren't a lot of them, sometimes we won't see one in a project, other times you'll get one or two. They are super small, visualize a single thread woven in about an inch of the fabric. The fabric may also have a slub, this is not a snag, with a hole as if you snagged a sweater. Nature doesn't create cotton uniformly and most embrace the organic look. Neither are flaws.

I can't say enough positives about this transaction. The recipient loved the pillow from his dad's shirt. Carol promptly let me know when the item had arrived safely for her to work on. I had some concerns about where to locate the message and she was thoughtful and kind enough to show me pictures of three options which was really helpful. Her communications were prompt and understanding and pillow was beautiful. I also liked that she used a pillow insert. Thank you very much!

Love love love my pillow and wonderful to work w.

They turned out beautifully. I would definitely order again.

Really like how our memory pillows turned out. My mom loved hers.