I’ve been making some memory pillow covers from clothing since December.  Until last week, all of the memory pillows I’ve made were fashioned from men’s button up shirts.

On more than one occasion, I’ve had someone ask if I could make a memory pillow cover from a tee-shirt or a sweatshirt.  My answer to that question was affirmative, and last week, I finally gave it a try.

tee-shirt memory pillow

Tee-shirt Memory Pillow

My sister, whose husband passed away two years ago, gave me one of his tee shirts so that I could make a pillow cover for her granddaughter.  The shirt she gave me held sentimental value for this particular granddaughter who liked to tease her pap when he wore this shirt.  I think she’s going to enjoy having this special reminder of her beloved grandfather.

The shirt had the same line “Old Guys Rule” on the back, and I was able to incorporate that into the back of the pillow. memory pillow from tee shirt
A covered zipper on the back of the pillow cover allows easy removal for laundering.  This pillow cover was made to fit a 16″x 16″ pillow form.  memory pillow with zippered cover

If you’d like to have a memory pillow cover made from a clothing item, please contact me.  You can use the contact form here on this website or you can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/elainesearersewing/ .

My price for turning a tee-shirt or sweatshirt into a memory pillow cover is $20.

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