Grandad Keepsake Cushion
Our keepsake Grandad cushion is a really lovely way to hold Grandad (or Dad) close. We often have very special items that people struggle to know what to do w...read more
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.
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 (www.facebook.com/
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.