Grandad Keepsake Cushion
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If you'd like to buy this keepsake as a gift for someone, simply fill out the fields below and then checkout as usual, adding their address for delivery.

We'll then send an email to the recipient, letting them know they've received a gift and providing details on how they can send their clothes to us.

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Description

Our Grandad keepsake cushion is a really lovely way to hold Grandad, or another loved one, close. People often have very special items that they struggle to know what to do with, and this cushion is a beautiful way to cherish those memories and maintain a reassuring physical bond.

These memory cushions can be made from any single shirt, top, jumper, cardigan or t shirt, and we find this works brilliantly for loved ones that have been lost, or who are just far away. No matter who you're trying to remember, we can make any garment into a cushion that you can treasure forever.

We can also add embroidery to your cushion if you choose (it will not come with any wording unless you specify on your order). We generally put the embroidery on the right hand side of the cushion as you look at it from the front, but if a 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.

  • Size: Approximately 40cm square.

Please Note: This price is for the cushion outer only, and does not include the inner.

More Details & How It Works

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive an email telling you how to send us your clothes. We only need one shirt to make the cushion cover from. Once we receive your clothes, it takes approximately eight weeks to get your finished keepsake back to you, unless you choose one of our Express Options at the checkout - we can make them in as little as one week. If there is a special date you need it for, please do make a note of this when you checkout or send in the clothes.

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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 20 reviews Show all reviews

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Love it Reviewed by Kellygornall on 20 Aug 2020

They turned out better than I could ever of dream of

5

Quick and great communication Reviewed by Robertsjodie282 on 06 Jul 2020

Excellent service.

5

I absolutely love the cushion Reviewed by Jenniferharvey39 on 26 Jun 2020

I ordered a cushion to be made using my daughters favorite zipper to gift to her dad. My beautiful daughter passed away suddenly in November last year whilst in labour with her son so it was important to me that the zipper be handled with care. From the moment I sent item away I was kept upto date regarding delivery. I will definitely be ordering again

5

Grandad cushion Reviewed by Natalieparfitt on 17 Jun 2020

Even with the current pandemic LKC were quick to collect my item, complete the item and return within the 3 week time frame requested. My siblings and myself are more then happy with the finished design. Thank you

5

Just Perfect Reviewed by Elainefletcher7 on 10 Apr 2020

My Dad was renowned for his shirts so when he passed it was only fitting our keepsakes to remember him by would involve a shirt! Lovekeepcreate was the only place I would choose for this and they didn’t disappoint. The cushion is amazing, so much care and attention, it’s just perfect. Thank you x

Delivery Policy

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 £20.00
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only) Within 1 week from receipt of clothes 24 Hours Yes Yes £30.00

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.

Returns Policy

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
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

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