Our keepsake Grandad cushion is a really lovely way to hold Grandad (or anyone) close. We can make them from any single adult top/jacket/jumper/cardigan/T Shirt etc. People often have very special items that they struggle to know what to do with and this is a beautiful way to cherish those memories and maintain a reassuring physical bond. It works brilliantly for loved ones that have been lost, or who are just far away. The cushions are tailor made here at our workshop in Devon and take approximately 4 weeks once we receive the shirt - please contact us if you need it sooner. Please note that this price is for the cushion outer only and does not include the cushion inner.
The embroidery can be any verse you like (up to 100 characters, including spaces) and there is an option to specify this as you go through the process. The verse shown on the product picture is an example only and is not used by us unless you specify this is what you want in the embroidery text. We will print the embroidery exactly as you write it in the box. We generally put the embroidery on the right hand side of the cushion as you look at it from the front, but if the shirt has a pocket on that side then the embroidery will be moved to the left side. The buttons down the front can be undone to enable the insertion/extraction of the cushion inner. The keepsake grandad cushion measures 40cm square. It can be made from any shirt - Grandma, Mum, nightshirt/dress. In order to keep postage costs down the cushions DO NOT come with an inner, this price is for the outer cushion cover only. The material composition and washing instructions are obviously exactly the same as the item you send us. We only need one shirt to make the cushion cover from.
We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!
Types of Clothing: We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing. We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.
Number of Items: As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows. This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little.
Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using. If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
Quality: Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page so please do look there for more real life examples. We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products.
Offcuts: We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.
How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.
Customer Reviews 5.0 5 5.0/5 Based on 14 reviews Show all reviews
Heartwarming Reviewed by Losanatuisawau on 16 Jan 2020
This was a gift for my mum who lost her dad (my grandad) on her birthday last year. It was brilliantly made, easy to fit a cushion in, my easy to wash. Very satisfied with the result
A lovely tribute! Reviewed by Nicola.harrison on 12 Jan 2020
I bought this for my mum as an Christmas gift and it was made from my grandads shirt. When she opened it she cried and couldn’t believe how lovely it was. So thank you so much to Love Keep Create for giving her such an amazing tribute to her dearly missed dad that she can cherish forever!
Love it Reviewed by Kristazorpas on 12 Dec 2019
Amazing, done so good!!
Amazing item Reviewed by Beverleylewis01 on 12 Dec 2019
The cushion was just as I imagined. Would definitely recommend to anyone. The cushion came well packaged.
Emotional Reviewed by Karen.dean on 11 Dec 2019
Mainland UK Delivery Rates
|Delivery Option||Dispatch Time||Delivery Time||Tracked||Signed For||Cost|
|Standard Keepsake||Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
|Standard Non-Keepsake||1 - 2 Working Days||2 - 3 Working Days||No||No||£3.50|
|3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
European Delivery Rates
|Delivery Option||Dispatch Time||Delivery Time||Tracked||Signed For||Cost|
|Standard Keepsake||Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes||2 Working Days||Yes||Yes||£20|
|Standard Non-Keepsake||1 - 3 Working Days||2 - 3 Working Days||No||No||£5|
|3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20|
Non-Mainland UK and International Delivery
We are able to process orders from non-mainland UK addresses, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Delivery surcharges for the relevant postcodes are calculated at the checkout.
For more information, please view our full delivery policy here.
We cannot accept personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. Please note that there is a wide variation in how the keepsakes come out, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive and the final item may well not look exactly like the pictures on our product pages. If you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it.
Non personalised items can be returned in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery. We will then either replace the item or, if you prefer, offer a full refund of the goods less the original delivery charges. All return postage is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend that you obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Post Office.
Our return address is:
Unit 8 Burrington Business Park