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

$25.00

Shipping to United States: $7.50



Use the clothing of a loved one to create this wonderful memory pillow set, with or without a collar and photograph and poem. I take your provided shirt to create this memory shirt pillow.

This is a set of two pillows, both with insert. The main pillow and a smaller one about 14" square. I have done a variety of items with the scraps, please check out the memory section to see more. I love customs, I am very open to other ideas.

The "love" is a raw edge applique.

Order the set or the small pillow alone. Its called "small pillow" in the variations. Then choose "no closing" as none is required.

ORDER EARLY IF THIS IS EVENT SPECIFIC-- THIS ITEM WILL DEACTIVATE EARLY TO MEET HOLIDAY DEADLINES. IF YOU ARE READING THIS, I AM STILL TAKING ORDERS. I often deactivate when I receive a large request so that I don't disappoint anyone.

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 in my smoke free home.

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

The large shirt usually fits an 18" square insert. But some sizes are smaller. So your pillow will come between 16 and 18" square. The smaller pillow is about 14" square, it has a zipper in the back. The back of that pillow will be the same as the front background white.

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.

Its a cute, fun, sentimental use for the old shirts, and is comforting for small children. It keeps our missing loved one in our lives.

Please feel free to convo prior to purchasing.

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

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-- (large pillow) "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

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.

The small pillow turned out better than I expected. I love it so much, I want to keep it for myself!


Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship from a kind and compassionate seller. Excellent communication from start to finish.



When I made the purchase on my pillows, I spent a lot of time messaging back and forth with the seller about adding on a handwritten note on each pillow with various signatures on each pillow. They were all meant to be gifts to various family members. When I finally received my pillows after weeks of waiting, I was super disappointed because none of what we discussed was done on any of the pillows... I messaged her immediately and she apologized, said there was a technical issue with our previous messages not showing up, and offered to do another pillow for free if I had another shirt which I sadly didn’t. That was my Papa’s favorite shirt. Although it wasn’t what I was expecting or hoping for, I will still give 4 stars because I still love it and it was sweet to offer to make a new one for free.