Your clothing has so many memories, whether it be your child's layette, your teenager's sports jerseys, your mother's house coats, your father's flannel shirts, sorority shirts, band t-shirts from concerts or team shirts from sporting events. A baby's clothes acquire a history so quickly: the blanket they came home from the hospital on, the overalls they wore while learning to crawl, the flannel pajamas they slept in. For those items too precious to give away there is a solution more creative and less cluttering than a box in the attic -- a one-of-a-kind baby memory blanket that is sure to become an heirloom that you will cherish for a lifetime.
I can use bibs, hats, maternity shirts, receiving blankets, bedding, uniforms, sports jerseys, college memorabilia, military items, wedding dresses and almost anything else that is made out of fabric. Be creative! It will make your blanket that much more memorable.
Baby clothes memory blanket are made with your newborn or toddler's clothing. The blanket is made using 7.5" squares. Squares can be pieced together from small pieces such as sleeves or pockets, unless you specify otherwise.
This listing is for a blanket that is 49" x 49" - this is made using 49 pieces of your clothing. You do not have to have 49 items since I can *usually* get 2 squares from one item. As long as it's not a preemie outfit or pants that are smaller than 3/6 months. Smaller items such as bibs, headbands, hats, etc. do have to be sewn onto a square. Please take this into account when collecting the items to send. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
You do not have to cut your clothes into squares before you send them! Just pack up your items and send them to me, and I will do all the work.
The backing will be very soft and comfy fleece. Your child will love snuggling up to it. The backing colors are pictured. Please indicate your preference during check-out and I will check availability. ***Please inquire if you would like a different material to be used for the backing. Please note that the colors may vary slightly from the colors pictured due to differences in computer monitors.***
My blankets do not have any batting so that it can be used during all seasons. The back is so soft and fluffy that it doesn’t even need it.
The outer seams are double-stitched for added durability.
They are sewn rag style with the seams exposed. They fray when washed to create a fuzzier look and feel.
All of my blankets are machine washable (gentle cycle, cold water) and can be line dried or tumble dried on low heat. They have a tendency to shed the first few times you wash them, so I recommend that you wash your blanket separately until the shedding stops. Don't forget to clean out the lint tray, because it will fill up the first few times you wash your new blanket.
Any unused items will be returned with your blanket, but I do not return the "scraps". If you would like the scraps returned, please send an extra $5.00 for return shipping.
Price includes everything except your clothes. There are no additional costs for the fleece backing unless you wish to use a different fabric - then only the price difference per yard is charged.
Please contact me if you would like to pay in installments. I am happy to accommodate. I do require a minimum of 50% up front as a non-refundable deposit. ***Please note that the order will not be shipped until full payment has been received.***
All items come from a smoke free/cat free home.
Kentucky residents are subject to sales tax.
Shipping is FREE to all domestic residents!
Need a custom size? Want to mix baby and adult clothes? No problem! Just send me a convo! *^_^*
Once I receive the clothes:
*I cut everything out!
*I sew the individual squares of clothing to fleece backing squares in the color of your choice!
*Once the squares are sewn to the backing, I lay the squares out in an esthetically pleasing way!
*I take pictures and send them to you for approval! The pictures will have:
A, B, C, D... across the top
1, 2, 3, 4.... down the side
This makes it easy for you to communicate to me if you would like any of the squares to be switched! (Example: Switch B4 with B3, and C3 with B2.)
*Once I make any adjustments that you requested, I retake the pictures and send them to you again! This will give you the chance to make any further adjustments! We will do this as many times as necessary until it is absolutely perfect!!
*Once I have your approval, I will start sewing all of the squares together!
*I take one last set of pictures of the blanket once it is finished!
*I mail it back to you! *^_^*
***Please inquire about my current turn-around time! Especially if you need your order by a specific date!***
Don't forget to indicate your color preference for the backing at check-out! *^_^*