Memory pillow from shirt, Memory bear from shirt, Memory bag, memory ornament, keepsake shirt, sympathy gift, grief gift, memorial gift

$42.50

Shipping to United States: Free


I have been taking the shirt of your loved one and creating a memory pillow with or without a collar. There are often scraps leftover, and I hate just tossing them. I have been adding add ons, items like a bear, pouches and ornaments. This gives an opportunity to give two gifts from one item.

These are made from the scraps, mostly sleeve remnants. Photos can be added. 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.

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.

I have other sentiments available and love customs. Please check the memory section of my shop.

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. I have done all kinds of shirts. However some of the add ons are difficult with tshirt material.

The cosmetic bag was designed so you can carry a part of her loved one with her everywhere!

Just order the item, select options and I'll convo you my address to send the shirt.

If you have something special in mind, feel free to convo before ordering.

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 the lead time at 2 to 3 weeks to allow time for transit of your shirt to me. I also refund all shipping overages.

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

It will come complete with the insert. The bear is about 11" tall.

Add a personalized gift card here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/635242440/gift-card-upgraded-gift-card?ref=listing_published_alert

Add a pic! That is also included in options. You don't have to send me a photo with the shirts, it can just be attached to a convo.

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. https://www.etsy.com/listing/532138661/memorial-pillow-with-photo-your-shirt?ref=shop_home_active_1

The bear also cannot be made from heavyweight fabric.

Lots of ways to live a personalized life at www.carrabelle.etsy.com

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.

I love these! I highly reccomend this item. Carol worked so fast to get these back to me. I recieved them extremely quick. She sent them way ahead of the date I requested. Thank you again!


These items are truly the best. I had asked Carol if she could add the sleeves of the arms of my husband'a shirt to the pillows. She had never done this before and felt she was up to the challenge. And, the results were a perfect way to add to the memory pillows that will be given to my grandchild to remember their grandfather.


There aren’t enough words to say how amazing this is!! I had a number of personal requests and she was able to assist me with everything. Also got back to me so quickly and had my package shipped back within two weeks! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


It was perfectly done... Couldn't of been happier.


Carol answered all my questions very quickly. I love the pillows and bears! Thank you! This will be a very special gift for my two beautiful nieces. Would definitely do business with Carol again!