Memory pillow, Memory shirt, sympathy gift, loss of dad, grief gift, sympathy gift with photo, memorial gift dad, in memory of grandpa


Shipping to United States: Free

Use the clothing of a loved one to create this wonderful memory pillow with photograph and poem. I take your provided shirt to create this memory shirt pillow.

I cut, sew and embroider in my smoke free home.

ORDER EARLY IF THIS IS FOR AN EVENT-- I also deactivate the listing temporarily when I receive a large request so I don't disappoint anyone. If you are reading this I am taking orders.

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.

The sentiment will be embroidered on a fabric block that is color coordinated.

I've set the lead time at 2 to 3 weeks to allow time for transit of your shirt to me. However, I usually run ahead of that time. The time is set to allow you to send shirts to me.

After you purchase the item, I will convo you with address to send me your clean shirts.

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

It will come complete with the insert.

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.

Add a personalized gift card here.

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 notes section what the signature line of the poem should read-- "grandpa, dad" or other. The signature line font may vary.

Lots of ways to live a personalized life at

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-3 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.

Carol has been amazing to work with! She is very responsive to messages which I really appreciate! The pillows she made for me with my dad’s shirts are just perfect! The quality is very good, and I am so thankful! I would recommend Carol if you want memory pillows made!

Came out amazing did a great job!! Thank you!

Thank you for fast order and so perfect just what I wanted from my friend

I love it! Very nicely done. A wonderful memorial. It means so much.

I highly recommend this shop and these products! Carol, the shop owner, truly cares about each item she creates. She's responsive to messages and understands the emotion behind sending sentimental clothing across several states. I would use this shop again in a heartbeat!❤️