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Frequently Asked Questions!

1. What is a Clothing Keepsake?

Clothing keepsakes provide parents with a way to creatively preserve memories of their children’s milestones, whilst also providing people with a way to remember loved ones who have passed on. I transform your most treasured items of clothing, filled with memories, into a beautiful, handcrafted keepsake to be held, cuddled, or wrapped around you, rather than stashed away in the attic.

2. Who will make my Keepsake?

At Honey Stitches you can be certain that your precious items will not be passed around from pillar to post. Once they have been received in my studio, your clothing will begin and end it's journey in the caring hands of one person, me! This ensures continuity of care and minimises any opportunity for mistakes! 

Every keepsake goes through a thorough Quality Control process before they are allowed to leave my studio. 

You can find out more about me here.

3. What type of clothing can I use for my Keepsake?

All clothing must be clean and in good condition. Most clothing items can be used except very bulky/heavyweight items, or items that can't be ironed, such as PVC, leather, chainmail... If there is an item you would really like included, but you are unsure if it is possible, just drop me a message at melissa@honeystitches.ie and I will try to make your vision a reality! 

Also, please ensure clothes are clean and dry before sending them to me. No need to worry about ironing them though!

4. How many items of clothing do I need for a Keepsake Bear?

If you are using children's clothing then I recommend the equivalent of around 8 babygros, but no more than 12. For bears made from adults clothing then I recommend 2 items, though more can be included.

5. How many items of clothing do I need for a Blanket or Quilt?

The number of items varies depending on size of blanket or quilt and whether you have adult clothing or baby clothing. We have made a chart so you can work out how much you will need.  The guide for children's clothing is based on 0-6 month baby-gros, you may need fewer items for older children's clothing. Any items not used will be returned to you with the finished quilt. However please do not send an excessive amount of clothing as this may incur an additional postage charge when returning them.

Size

Children's Clothing

Adult's Clothing

Lap

12-20

4-8

Cotbed

25-40

8-12

Single

45-60

15-25

Double

60+ 24+

 

6. What are the measurements of the Blankets & Quilts?

Size

Measurements

Lap

70cm x 90cm

Cotbed

100cm x 120cm

Single

140cm x 190cm

Double

180cm x 210cm

 

7. How do I Order?

Once you’ve decided that you’d like a HoneyStitches' Keepsake made I'd recommend you get in touch as soon as possible. You can do this by emailing me at melissa@honeystitches.ie or filling out the contact form here

When you get in touch I will be able to advise you on the current waiting list (as of April 2020 it is approximately 6 months).

Six weeks before I am ready to create your Keepsake, I will be in touch to confirm that you would still like to have a HoneyStitches Keepsake. We can finalise your order details and I will send you your invoice which will also include details of where to send your clothing package.

A deposit of 50% of your total invoice is required within 48 hours to secure your order, with the balance to be paid and your clothing to reach me within 4 weeks. 

8. How long will it take for my Keepsake to be made?

I will give you an approximate date for creation of your keepsake when confirming your order. The length of time to complete each order varies depending on the materials used and the amount of detail included. I will keep you updated, and will contact you if I have any questions regarding any of the items you have sent.

9. How much do you charge for shipping?

Your completed keepsake will be returned to you as a tracked package free of charge (within UK & Ireland). If you are local to me (Convoy, Co. Donegal) you can collect your completed keepsake from me - we will need to agree a day and time for collection of your completed keepsake.

10. How do I get my clothes to you?

Details of where to send your clothing will be included in your invoice. I recommend packaging your clothes in a secure and waterproof parcel and sending via a tracked postal service.

If you would prefer to drop off your clothes to my studio in Convoy, Co. Donegal, then please just let me know. Most customers send their items by post, but it’s always lovely to meet you.