Preserve cherished memories when you RE-VIVE old Tee’s into custom quilts and pillows.
An affordable and Canadian way to upcycle old clothing that celebrates life, achievements, and adventures.
Hello everyone! My name is Gemma. I’m a mother of three, wife to a very supportive husband, south of England native who emigrated to Canada, and head designer behind RE-Vive the TEE. I discovered my passion for sewing after having children and wanting to be able to stay home with them, while earning an income. So, for the past 9 years I have been creating special memory keepsake items for family and friends.
The idea initially came as my children grew far too quick and I was having a hard time getting rid of their baby clothing. I started to think of how I could keep their baby clothes in a way that wouldn’t take up unnecessary storage space, and I would get to enjoy and look at them often, reminiscing on the baby age. My first ever quilt was created from an assortment of my daughters clothing. After sharing a photo of it on Facebook, I began to get inquires from other moms who were interesting in preserving their children’s clothing through a custom, handmade quilt. Since then, I have created hundreds of baby quilts for clients across the globe!
Fast forward to 2020, I received more and more inquiries and decided to create a simplified version of my jigsaw quilts; one that is affordable and symmetrical, created from equal size blocks in standard sizing. have expanded to include quilts from adult clothing, as well as clothing from loved ones who have passed away with loved ones who wanted to memorialize their clothing into a very special and unique keepsake they could hold close.
From sports tees, to travel tees, concert shirts, and those from lost loved ones, I love sewing and helping individuals tell their stories with custom made quilts! My personal favourite quilt to make is the memorial quilts for loved ones who have passed because of the comfort these quilts brings for their families, which gives me my “why” and my feeling of purpose behind RE-Vive the TEE.
All quilts are constructed from 12” squares, with six sizes and six different options for backing colours. The backing used is a Pactec 16oz velour fleece that’s super soft, warm, and will stand up to lots of use and washing. Only the best threads are used to ensure that all seams are nice and strong too!
My future goal is to make even more quilts for Canadians, and to expand and employ other seamstress’s who can work from home. Family-focused, I would love to support other parents who do not have the capacity to have a traditional out of the home job, or even want to have this as a second job!
Ready to preserve your cherished memories? Or perhaps you are trying to think of a memorable gift for your son, daughter, mother or father?
Don’t let old t-shirts collect dust - have them made into a quilt that you can put on display and enjoy every day! Together, we can RE-Vive those TEE’s into conversational pieces that invite trips down memory lane.
The best gifts ever for Canadians from Vancouver and Calgary to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, London, Toronto and beyond!