What type of clothing can be made into a keepsake?
What type of clothing can be made into a keepsake? My customers ask me this a lot…
There’s a quick answer, and a longer answer.
(Also if you need to know how much clothing I need for each style of keepsake scroll down this page)
First – the quick answer
The quick answer is “anything that holds precious memories for you”
And, second – the longer answer
Your keepsake is about the memories that you want to preserve. I can make your keepsake from any type of clothing, and also include other fabrics such as muslins, and blankets.
So, if your son has a bib that he is wearing in his weaning photo – I can include the bib in his keepsake. If your daughter has a t-shirt that reads ‘I love my Mummy’ and it makes you feel all gooey every time you see it (even if you bought it yourself!) then include it in the clothes you give me for your keepsake.
If you are including some smaller items just ensure you make the quantity up with other items. Email me and I can help you with the quantities.
The giraffe below is made from Joshua’s baby clothes.
I make reindeer shaped keepsakes and cushions from Christmas clothes. These are a fab addition to your Christmas deccies. For more info and pictures on my Christmas reindeer click here.
How much clothing do you need for an animal style keepsake?
To make any of my animal style keepsakes I will need 8-10 babygros or an equivalent amount of clothing. Any type of clothing can be used from from t-shirts to jumpers to dresses. Also socks, hats and other fabric items such as muslins and blankets. I use babygros as a guide to the quantity of fabric I will need.
Giraffe and reindeer keepsakes made using Funky Friends Factory patterns
My 8″x 16″ cushions needs around 8 babygros
My heart shaped cushions need 5+ babygros, up to 11 pieces of clothing can be displayed
And finally my 16″ square cushions need around 16 babygros
For quilts and blankets
I make lap size quilts and blankets which measure 27″ x 35″, these need 15-18 items. I also make cot size quilts and blankets which are 39″ x 47″, and these need 20-25 items.