Memorial pillow, made from an embroidered jean jacket and a bathrobe.
I recently got a commission for a couple of “Memorial” pillows. In case you’ve never heard of this before, a memorial pillow is made using clothing items that have some sort of sentimental value to you. Usually, the items belonged to a loved one who has passed away.
Two jean jackets and a bathrobe I turned into two Memorial pillows
In this case, I used two denim jackets that were embroidered by my client’s mom. The backing was cut from her bathrobe.
First I cut the back panels out of each item
This is a great way to remember someone and upcycle items at the same time. You can use old concert tshirts or a favorite blanket.
The first pillow all cut out and ready to sew into a pillow
If you are interested in having your own Memorial pillow made, check out this custom listing in my Etsy shop.
Two Memorial pillows before being stuffed.
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