What can I make using clothes from my late son?

I want something I can display in my family room.

  15 answers
  • Gail Gail on Dec 11, 2017
    A quilt or throw is always nice. Cotton / poly fabrics work great. t'shirts work too but are little trickier to sew due to stretchiness of fabric. Jeans make good quilts. Jeans also make good wall hangings when pocket sections are included. The pockets allow trinkets to be displayed in them as reminders of hobbies or special events. Can't even begin to tell you how many of these I have made. Have fun with it remembering special moments with your son.

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    • Ruth Ruth on Jun 06, 2018
      Thank you!

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 11, 2017
    do a quilt....i do like gail' s ideas. many years ago my aunt, my uncle, 3 of my cousins were t- boned by a drunk driver. only one survivor. my mom and i made quilts by salvaging the clothing worn by them. we made quilts for each of my aunts surviving siblings. it was a family of 13 kids. each still has them.

  • Pam1418628 Pam1418628 on Dec 11, 2017
    If he was older, a beautiful quilt using his favorite T-shirts, to put on the back of the couch. Then he would be with you in the family room forever and you could snuggle in his warmth whenever you needed a hug.

  • Diane Diane on Dec 11, 2017
    Quilt or comforter, also pillows. Use the sleeve to make hug bow on the front of the pillow.

  • Linda Linda on Dec 11, 2017
    You can make pillows from sweaters and shirts. Check pinterest for many ideas to repurpose clothing. Www.pinterest.com

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Dec 11, 2017
    I'm so sorry for your loss :( I love that you want to keep his being alive in your home. Wonderful idea ! I like the pillow idea too !

  • Sandy Sandy on Dec 11, 2017
    Ok I'm thinking of something besides a quilt (because not everyone can sew) Take some favorite t shirts sweatshirts with pictures or logos and frame them. I did this to a shirt that I just liked the picture. Super easy

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2017
    Quilt - Cushions - Toys - Rug -

  • Carol S Anderson Carol S Anderson on Dec 11, 2017
    My husband loved gingham shirts, I made a pillow for each daughter using his shirts. They are so cherished.

  • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on Dec 11, 2017
    A quilt of cotton shirts; pillows from tshirts; pillow from a sweater. So sorry for your loss.

  • SandyG SandyG on Dec 11, 2017
    A throw for your bed or couch or a wall-hanging. Also, bears are a great way to use clothing to make a keepsake. God's blessing on your in your time of grief.

  • Jessica Cossin Jessica Cossin on Dec 11, 2017
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you!
    Have you thought of making a braided rug, or even prayer rug from some clothes? There are simple to follow directions on Pinterest for doing it even with a "No Sew" option. You can take shirts & upcycle them into "green" bags, I've done this with my family members outgrown shirts/tank tops. Again, there is a sew & "No sew" option for people that don't have access to a machine or are not sewers. I have used both options with equal success!
    Best of luck, prayers to you and your family.

    • Ruth Ruth on Jun 06, 2018
      A prayer rug sounds really great. Thank you!

    A memory pillow, blanket. I made this pillow by hand and embroidered it also all by hand. It was made for my Daughter Inlaw with her Dads shirt.

    Also my Condolences

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 13, 2017
    You received some great ideas but I wanted you to know my heart goes out to you. My cousin lost her son in September 2017 and his wife made her and her three daughters something special from his shirts. They were so pleased. I will talk with her soon and find out exactly what it was and if it is different from other answers will let you know. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.