This memory shirt has a sentiment back and front.
I take the shirt of your loved one and create a memory pillow with collar. I will use your provided shirt to cut, sew and embroider in my smoke free home. The back has a very popular quote found on another memorial item in my shop. It reads, "because someone we love is in heaven, there is a bit of heaven in our 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.
Often, clients are torn which item to order-- this combines both items into one keepsake pillow.
As I do these, I am finding that quilt blocks vs embroidering on the item directly is the norm, front and back
This design is NOT suited for heavy fleece lined shirts.
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.
Please check you emails! I may have questions about thread colors, etc.
I've set the lead time at 2 to 3 weeks to allow time for transit of your shirt to me.
My picture shows the embroidery directly on the shirt. However some shirts are more colorful and the embroidery may not stand out -- in those cases a patch may be used.
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.
After you purchase I will convo you my address to send your clean shirts to.
This design is appropriate for regular weight shirting and flannel. It is too thick for my sewing machines if quilted or heavy weight flannel or fleece. You can purchase the collar-less designs for thicker fabric. Purchase them here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/532138661/memorial-pillow-with-photo-your-shirt?ref=shop_home_active_1
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.
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 www.carrabelle.etsy.com
Shipping from United States
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.
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
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.
Oct 11, 2018
Thank you so much Carol. I love my pillow. Carol does such beautiful work that I have ordered a 2nd pillow for my nephew.
Oct 9, 2018
Our family's Memorial Pillows were more than we expected! I had changed my order several times and Carol was gracious and was able to make the changes. She kept in constant contact with updates. Our pillows arrived ahead of schedule. I will continue to purchase from Carrabelle and I highly recommend her to everyone. This has been a wonderful experience.