Friday, February 23, 2018

DIY Favorite Shirt Pillow

I seem to have a hard time letting things go. I'm not a hoarder, I do throw things away, but If I draw it or make it, I'm pretty proud of a lot of it. Sometimes the stuff has to go and sometimes it can be recycled.

If you caught the last DIY, the St. Patrick's Day wreath, then you already saw the fabric that I'm going to use, if not, you will in a second. As a product reviewer, I get a lot of items to review and fabric markers happen to be one of them. For that review I made a cool zombie shirt. After years of wearing the shirt, It needed to be retired and I needed to make a wreath.

Wanting to save the art, I cut it out both sides and then of course they got set aside so I could finish other things. Plus decide what I wanted to do with them.


The pillow was thought of by my hubby and I couldn't have been happier to hear the idea. Sewing has never been my thing though, so don't be scared of my finished product. HAHA


Here's what you need:

Fabric
Scissors
Thread
Needle
Stuffing

Obviously you want to make sure that the shirt has been washed and smells good before you start doing any of this. Working with a nasty shirt, would not be fun. Once that is done, then you can cut out the design or the art on your shirt. Lay them outwith the images faceing each other, so it will be inside out.


Thread your needle and then start in the middle of the top of the fabric and go around it, sewing the two pieces together. Make sure you don't leave too much space in between in an attempt to get it done quicker. It will fall apart on you. Leave a few inch space in the top, you will need it to get the stuffing in and of course turn the pillow the right way.


So of course, fix the pillow so it appears the right way. push out any corners if you want to and make sure it sits flat. If you see anything coming apart, make sure you fix it right then.


Once you are ready too, stuff some stuffing inside. I used the stuffing out of a blanket I was getting ready to throw away. Stuff it to the firmness that you want. Figure that out by squeezing or usign the pillow.


Once you have it the way you want it, simply sew the top together, cut off the excess and use or display your pillow. It is so simple and so much fun,


Thank you so much for reading everyone. I can't say how much I appreciate you. I'm thinking of doing a giveaway soon, give me some realistic ideas for a giveaway prize below. Have a great one!

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