I know you all have seen shirt pillows before but after hearing about how the pillow cover tutorial helped Erin, I thought I would post one about how I made shirt pillows. This is another easy way for a beginner to tackle a pillow.
First, you find a shirt that you like from your husband's wardrobe. Preferably one he doesn't wear anymore. You could also always use one of your own or find one at Goodwill.
My husband was ready to get rid of several old shirts that do not fit him well. I was in luck because they were great colors and patterns and were perfect for showing you how to make a shirt pillow.
1.) Lay your pillow down on the shirt under the collar with the buttons down the middle. Cut around the pillow leaving about a 1/2 seam all the way around.
2.) After the cut is made, lay your two pieces on top of each other right sides together.
3.) Pin the corners and sides to keep the pieces in place.
4.) Take it to the machine and pick a corner to start. Sew a few stitches, leave the needle down, and flip the fabric around so you can backstitch a few. Sew all the way around your pillow. Make sure to do a few backstitches at the end too.
5.) Remove your pins and snip the corners.
6.) Undo the buttons and flip your pillow to the right side.
7.) Insert a pillow form and you have yourself a shirt pillow!
8.) You can have so much fun with these using stripes, plaids, florals, etc. And it is super fun to make them in different shapes and sizes.
These will make a great addition to my son's big boy room someday. That is if we ever let him out of his crib. : )
I do think the pockets would be so fun for adding suprise love notes to kids or husbands. Or even to hold a remote control! : )
Please let us know if you try out this tutorial and make your own shirt pillow. I would love to see them! They are so fun and easy. And if you don't like the look of the buttons and pockets, you can always just flip them around and nobody will ever know it was a shirt!
I will be partying with these blogs this week!