I have an old antique chair in my kitchen that needed some spiffing up so I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to use this tee for a pillow. I also pulled out some fat quarters that I had been saving for whatever my next sewing project would be and found a funky flower pattern that looked nice with the color of the tee.
The chair is one of those old chairs that used to have the woven seat. The original seat is long since gone and now has an unattractive piece of plywood nailed in place. To accompany the pillow I thought that I would also whip up a cushion to cover the plywood seat.
(this flower fabric was found at a local sewing store Stitched, which has a great selection of fabrics)
Here's how to make a T Shirt Pillow:
Cool Screened T for the pillow- reusing old tee's that you can let go of works well.
Sewing needle/Sewing machine
Piping-for trimming cushion edge if desired
2. Cut around the screen or pattern in the shape you like, excluding the neckline and sleeves of the shirt. If you are cutting around a screen do not cut too close to the design, you need to leave room around it for seam allowance and so you do not sew on the image. You are cutting through both the front and back layer.
3. This is what you end up with after discarding the excess t-shirt pieces. You have a front and a back piece.
4. Place the pieces "facing" sides together. Stitch around the edges leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Also, leave a few inches of the bottom of the pillow open, this is where you will insert the stuffing.
5. Turn right side out. Stuff and stitch the bottom closed...
...And you have a pillow!
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