I get asked quite often if I make memory pillows or will show how to make them. Today I wanted to share why I don’t make memory pillows.
Pillow shams can be
*washed and dried as needed
*changed as often as wanted
*stored in a small space.
This allows someone to own only a few pillows, but shams for every holiday, occasion, etc.
*harder to wash and dry
*larger to store
*can get lumpy or compacted as time goes on
Those reasons are why I always encourage people to consider memory pillow shams instead of memory pillows. They want to preserve a special article of clothing from a loved one, so it would make sense to do so in a way that will last the longest.
Today I wanted to show one of the easiest ways to make a pillow sham. It incorporates the original closures from the clothing (zipper or buttons) as the closure on the sham. See the step-by-step tutorial HERE!
So what do you think? Do you prefer memory pillows or pillow shams??
Want even more memory sewing inspiration?!? I have an entire playlist full of ideas HERE!
I’ll be back next week with another new video. Until next time, Happy Sewing!