I was going through my youngest son’s closet looking for clothes he’s outgrown and came across a Steelers t-shirt. My first thought was to put it in the donate bag, but then I started thinking about what I could do with it.
T-shirt pillow. I’ve been wanting to make one for years. So I looked up some tutorials to see how others made theirs. The process seemed pretty straightforward.
I laid the shirt out so I could cut it.
So I decided not to wing it too much on this project so I marked cutting lines. After pinning the shirt together to keep it from shifting, I cut off the sleeves.
I made marking lines again and cut off the collar and lower portion of the shirt, leaving with a squarish shape.
I didn’t like how high the design was sitting. Too much blank space at the bottom. So I connected my squares using a French Seam. Here’s a visual tutorial on how to sew this seam from Ex-scapes.com. This left me with a long rectangle.
I centered the logo and pinned the three sides, leaving a gap to insert the stuffing.
I flipped it right sides out and started stuffing it using the filling from a cheap-o pillow.
Once I had the pillow full of stuffing, I used a slip stitch to close the opening. The pillow is looking a little (a lot) wonky in the picture. It just needs to be floofed up. I’ll definitely make some more t-shirt pillows.