Clothing Keepsakes

Remember your baby's first onesie home from the hospital, the high school t-shirt you wore holes into, grandpa's favorite tie collection, your wedding gown, your mom's softest fleece pajama pants?  Clothing items can hold just as special of memories as photos, songs, and smells do.  Those special items shouldn't be kept boxed or bagged up, but should be repurposed into a lovely heirloom to enjoy again and again.   All of these special clothing items and more can be transformed into a bear, pillow, or quilt to create treasured heirlooms or clothing keepsakes.

Patchwork bears, pillows and quilts are beyond sentimental as they can hold bits and pieces of many different items, so each item made is an unique as the person who used to wear those shirts, ties, dresses or sweaters.  We hand-cut every item to ensure the most accurate placement of logos and adjust sizing of pieces to make sure all the good parts get seen.  We also machine and hand sew every item to highest level of care and craftsmanship for a long lasting keepsake.  

Here are the items of clothing that are most compatible:

  • dress shirts
  • pants
  • robes
  • sweatshirts
  • uniforms/work shirts
  • PJ bottoms
  • blankets
  • onesies
  • shirts
  • polo/golf shirts
  • ties

Customization Options

Customizing your keepsake bear, pillow or quilt with message, poem or even a handwritten note, can make your item the ultimate heirloom.  We offer embroidery services to stitch a name, nickname, dates, special messages or poems directly on the memory items or can create patches that can be added to them.  These are your special memories so we want you to be involved in making them as personal as you would want.


We know it's hard to hand over irreplaceable items.  Trust is something earned and we do our best to care for your items better than our own.   Your items are kept in totes in our safe and secure location in our shop where there is no smoking and no pets.  When shipped back to you they are insured even though there is not a dollar amount high enough to truly put on these keepsakes.