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Saturday, July 31, 2010

The T-Shirt Pillow Project

Posted by PicasaOkay, admit it, your kids have tons of t-shirts you don't know what to do with. I can't be the only one who feels like I'm drowning in these things. Every sports team, camp, special event all seemed to be marked by a t-shirt. And then the kids grow.

Some of the shirts are not ones I wanted to get rid of. They had a special meaning for us and I didn't want to just put them out in the next clothing drive. So, I came upon a really easy project.

T-shirt pillows.

Material needed:
t-shirt
stuffing
sewing machine
needle and thread.
ruler and pencil

Directions:
1) Turn t-shirt inside out
2) Using ruler and pencil draw a square or rectangle that encompasses the design on the t-shirt
3) Using sewing machine stitch along those lines, leaving a space a couple of inches big for stuffing purposes,
4) Turn pillow right-side out. Stuff sleeves and other extra t-shirt material inside pillow.
5) Use stuffing to get the pillow to the plumpness you want it.
6) Sew up opening.

And that's it. Quick and easy and cute!

(some of the pillows in the picture have not been stuffed yet - which is why they look a little limp)

3 comments:

Bill said...

What happened to "Simply Put?" I'm putting links on my new computer and I can't find it. That's about as simply as I can put it.

Christine Marciniak said...

It's still there. It's at
http://christinemarciniak.blogspot.com/

Bill said...

That's what I tried. I tried it with and without the www, but to no avail. I don't have any trouble with this computer (iBook). Maybe you didn't pay your Windows finder fee. I'll try later when we watch Stephen's band concert.