Memory Pillow Tutorial
Turning a special shirt or sweatshirt into a pillow, quilt, or stuffie not only gives you a visual reminder, but also something to hug and hold onto.
My Granddad passed away about a year and a half ago, so last Christmas I used quite a few of my Granddad’s old western shirts to make quilts for my nana, mom, and uncle, but I still had a thick quilted jacket of his hanging in my closet. It wasn’t the right texture for a quilt, but I thought it would make the perfect memory pillow for my Nana.
You may have to make a decision about whether or not to wash the clothes. Granddad’s jacket had a few slightly dirty spots, but since it still had his lingering smell, I thought Nana would prefer it left as is. We can always wash it later.
A memory pillow is really simple to make, especially if you’re working with a button-down shirt.
What you need to make this project
- Soft Touch Pillow - 16" x 16"
- Button-down Shirt or Jacket
- Thread, sewing machine, and scissors