T shirt to Pillow!

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I had this t shirt that I loved but was starting to get some holes in it. So what to do? Naturally, I made it into a pillow! Now I can continue to enjoy it 😃

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This is super easy easy and fast to do. It’s faster with a sewing machine of course, but really you could hand sew it too.

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Measure your pillow form. Mine was about 15″ square. Lay out the shirt flat.

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Cut from the bottom through both sides of the shirt (so you will have two pieces of fabric) about 2/3 the height and full width of the pillow. (For me, I cut them to be about 15″ x 10″) make sure the length is the part running along the bottom of the shirt- this way the shirt hem ends up being the hem for you on the back!

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Now cut out the main design of the shirt to be the size of the pillow (15″ x 15″ for mine)

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Lay the front piece of the pillow (with the design) out flat, facing up. Put one of the back pieces facing down (so right sides together) on top of the pillow on either the top or the bottom where the hemmed portion will be in roughly the middle-ish area of the front piece.

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Then do the same with the second piece only from the other side, overlapping the piece you already did. This way once everything is sewn together you will have a pocket to slide the pillow in.

Pin all around the outside, and then sew.

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I used a 1/8″ seam allowance and a zig-zag stitch because the fabric is stretchy.

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Once everything is stitched, turn the pillowcase right side out and pop your pillow inside it! And you are done!

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My New Favorite Bag- Star Wars Bag!

I was playing around with making a couple new bags this weekend. What I ended up with is probably my new favorite!

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Star Wars! I love this fabric and was trying to figure out what I could do with it to really make it look good. This bag is also for sale on my Etsy Store!

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I love this bag and style so much that my plan now is to make a bunch of different bags with different fabrics but if this same style for my store and craft shows. Is there anything you would like to see?

Also, Bodhi was a big help in my sewing process…

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Weighted Blankets

Have you heard of weighted blankets? They are blankets made with weighted pellets (think bean bag pellets) inside the blanket in little squares so that it is evenly distributed. The blanket is recommended to weigh like 10% of a persons body weight, so it varies for child or adult.

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These blankets are supposed to be really useful for people with anxiety, PTSD, autism, and a lot more. Basically, they are soothing, like you are wrapped in a hug. Or like a baby being swaddled.

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I recently experimented by making this space one for my brother. They are machine washable/dryable… but fair warning- it almost broke my washing machine! Granted, this one is a pretty large (and HEAVY) blanket. If it were a smaller size, it would probably do better.

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I do not have these listed on my store yet due to the high cost of shipping and the customization recommended. However, if you would like to order a weighted blanket I would be happy to discuss making one for you! You can email me at thecraftingrogue@gmail.com

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Game Review: Project Cars

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Actually, this isn’t technically a review since I haven’t played this game yet (still broken computer…).

However, my brother has been playing Project Cars and it looks AWESOME! I can’t wait to try this game out. If you like racing games, this looks like a good one.

You can see his review/wordiness about the game at his blog (click here)

And he made a YouTube video of it, check it out!

Have you played it? Let me know what you think!

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