What can I do with the names on my late husbands shirts?


my husband passed away a couple of years ago and just this weekend, i found a box full of his work shirts (about 50 or so) with his name on them (patches). What can i do with them for my son who's name is the same as my husband?i was thinking of cutting out the name patch cause i don't like the work shirts. but if someone suggests something nice looking, then i'll leave the patches on the shirt and use it like that.

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  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Dec 18, 2018

    Is he a second or junior? Have patches made for the shirts 11 or JR to place under the patched. I am sure he would proudly wear them to honor his dad!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 18, 2018

    Mona had a GREAT idea!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 18, 2018

    Not that you would want 50 of these, but this is something a friend of mine did. You could make the pillow without the embroidered saying.

    Nothing else comes to mind but maybe this will help you or others to have more ideas.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 18, 2018

    Make a throw to snuggle with like patchwork quilt.

  • Margie Margie on Dec 18, 2018

    i love Kathy and Lynn's ideas. i have plenty of shirts to go around, so i could make a snuggle pillow for each of my children (our 2 daughters and our son) to hug, and the remaining shirts into 3 small throw blankets - one for each of my grand-children!

    i think i'll even have enough to make 2 more small pillows - one for my husband's sister and 1 for his brother. thank you all; this will definitely make a memorable gift. and the best part is that if i don't have them ready for xmas, i can have them ready for what would've been my husband's 50th birthday this coming January. i'm so excited...THANK YOU ALL.

  • Skippinsd Skippinsd on Dec 19, 2018

    Make a quilt with cut pieces of each shirt and place name in center

  • Phaedra Phaedra on Dec 22, 2018

    Lots of good ideas. I would also put some back for later. Your kids might want them when theyre older. Especially your son as a junior. The young people around here are into wearing mens work shirts with company logos and name tags.