I wanted to make a small memento for Miss Mary (as her church family loving calls her). I've seen stuffed animals and blankets made from a loved ones clothes but I wanted something a little more practical.
That's me - practical.
The idea of a comfort pillow hit me and when I saw the print on Grandpa's old shirt, I was sold. It will look great on a rattan chair in their coastal sun room.
However, the problem comes when you are cutting a one-of-a-kind-still-smells-like-Grandpa type of shirt.
I was a nervous wreck.
Once you think you've got it, measure it again.
Once you have your squares cut out, flip them so the right sides are facing each other, pin, and sew all the way around.
It's not the same as hugging him, but she can squeeze the pillow tight and picture him dancing on those golden streets.