Our keepsake letters are a fantastic way to keep your most treasured items of clothing close to you. Made from the most cherished of your little one's old clot...read more
Our keepsake letters are a fantastic way to keep your most treasured items of clothing close to you. Made from the most cherished of your little one's old clothes (or adult clothing too), these are a really unique gift for a loved one or as a special memento for yourself. The letters can be made either with a ribbon or string loop for hanging, or to go on a keyring. You can get one letter, or a whole selection of letters if you want to spell out a name. If you want to give one as a gift and can't get hold of the clothes, why not consider one of our lovely gift cards? You can select the size you want, whether you'd like it attached to ribbon or string, add any embroidery and then checkout and you'll receive an email telling you where to send the items of clothing. Embroidery that can be added is one name and date of birth. We only need one item of clothing in order for us to create your beautiful keepsake, although you can send two if you'd like the back and front of the letter in different materials. The LoveKeepCreate keepsake letters sit at approx 10cm tall in the standard size, or 15cm in the large size. If you want to order more than one letter you will need to fill out the form below and add it to the basket for each individual letter. Once we receive the clothing from you the letters will take about three weeks to get made up and posted back to you. They are sent Royal Mail signed for at a cost of £3.00. While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would prefer that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. Pattern is by Rachel Day
Types of clothing. We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing. We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.
Number of items. As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows. This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little.
Notes. Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using. If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
Quality. Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
Offcuts. We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.
How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.