After my mother-in-law Alice died, I saved her favourite coat and tried to think of a way to use it. I unpicked the zip, collar and sleeves, then cut the rest into pieces. For each piece, I sewed together the front, sides and bottom and stuffed it with cushion filler, before sewing up the top. Now I have three comfy sofa cushions and it feels like Alice is giving us a hug every day.
Mary Green, Queens Park, Millom, Cumbria