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Use the tshirt or sweatshirt of a loved one to create a keepsake gift. I will use your provided shirt to create this sentimental item.

This custom memory shirt pillow uses T-shirts or sweatshirts, with or without retaining the neckband. Often people tell me "all I have is Tshirts", well that's ok. I can still create a memory pillow.

While tshirts or sweatshirts are collarless, they do have a collar, a band. The drop down list will prompt you if you want to retain that. If you choose shirt without band, I'll be using the center of the shirt. There are multiple pix in the listing, showing examples of both.

Often with a graphic, people like the sentiment on the back of the pillow. You can also add a photo. You send me the pic via convo, I print on fabric and attach to the item.

If you have questions ask before buying. I'd rather have you ask first vs be disappointed.

I have several styles of memory pillows using clothing. I have done flannel, dress shirts, nightgowns, sweatshirts and polos. I've added ties, and suspenders.

I can also create ornaments, bears and cosmetic bags from scraps, as in the sleeves and shirt tails.

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

Yes, you can add a closing. Please convo if you have any questions.

The design will be put on a quilt block that will be sewn on .

After ordering I will send you my address to send the shirts.

I've set the lead time at 3 to 4 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.

Another customer request has been gift certificates for this item. So yes! I can do those. Sometimes the recipient has had a loss but is unable emotionally to go thru the clothing, its a heartfelt gift.

I love customs. Please convo anytime with a special request. Made in a smoke free home.

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.

Reviews (7)


I have had 5 different memory pillows completed by Carol. Her quality and skills are excellent and above and beyond my expectations. The recipients of these pillows have loved them and were honored by the gift. Communication with this seller is prompt. Seller has gone above and beyond with the work she does on these special items to please me, and the recipient who has lost their loved one. Carol is helpful to answer questions about placement of message and how pillow will be made so it will look best due to shirt variations. Messages were customized for each individual. Thank you for all you do with these special memories.

Tears as soon as I saw it absolutely 💯 perfect Please buy from her Support her business!!

Cried as soon as cut open box didn't even get out of box perfection so personal the pictures are the extra special so glad I bought multiple and made them so so fast!

Brought tears to my eyes as soon as I opened box didn't even get it outnof box perfection!! So glad I bought multiple!! Made them super fast!!

Carol made a wonderful pillow for me from a few sentimental items I’ve been hoarding for years. It’s very well made, and I will treasure it always. Service is top of the line, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!