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 😃
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.
Measure your pillow form. Mine was about 15″ square. Lay out the shirt flat.
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!
Now cut out the main design of the shirt to be the size of the pillow (15″ x 15″ for mine)
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.
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.
I used a 1/8″ seam allowance and a zig-zag stitch because the fabric is stretchy.
Once everything is stitched, turn the pillowcase right side out and pop your pillow inside it! And you are done!