Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tutorial: Upcycled Men’s t-shirt to pillow

As promised here is the tutorial for the upcycled men's t-shirt pillow!







First, grab some of your hubby’s undershirts. These I bought him were too small and were going in the rag pile.

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Supplies Needed: 2 men’s t-shirts, scissors, 2- 12X18” material for pillow , stuffing.




1. Cut your t-shirt into 3x3 pieces.



2. Accumulate a stack of approximately 130-3x3s



3. Fold like a fan and pinch together in the center.


4. Line up 1’” apart length wise and 1” apart width. down the center of the pillow front and stitch making a continuous stitch down the center. ( I cheated since I had the quilted material and used the squares as my marker ) To save time for you mark the material with a fabric pen and place the pinched 3x3 on the mark. Continue placing your fabric from the center out.



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5. Line up your entire row and sew right down the center. Then fluff!!DSC_1336



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I did not fill up the entire pillow front because I thought the two textures were interesting (or maybe lazy…whatever) Fluff the 3X3s.



6. With right sides together sew all 4 sides together leaving a 4” hole at the bottom of the pillow.



7. Turn inside out.


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8. Steal from an old pillow or purchase new stuffing and stuff.


9. Stitch the hole together with a hand stitch. YOU ARE DONE!


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A beautiful feminine pillow made from a man’s undershirt!! Fabulous!!



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22 comments:

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

I absolutely LOVE this! So pretty and feminine, and you can make it for FREE! Great idea - thanks for sharing. :)

Melissa said...

Nice job - I so wish I liked pillows in my decor but I just don't.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

ADOOOOOOOORE IT! so cute and thrifty too. winks-jen

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Very, Very, Cute!!!
Thanks for sharing the How-to... going to do this one... : )

DomesticatedMama said...

WOW! So cute!!!

Cheri said...

Love this! Thanks for visiting my blog - I do hope EVERYONE turns off their Word Verification, but you know what? I'm getting emails from people who think they've never used it and have it active today on their site. I wonder if it was a default setting? Therefore, I hope everyone stops and CHECKS to see if they have it. lol New follower!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

I love this! I really need to make one of these!

Susan @ Busy at Home said...

This is genius! I have a pile of my husband's undershirts that I was going to use as rags. This will be much nicer! I am trying to redo my playroom on a budget and this will be a great way to get new pillows!!! Thanks so much for posting.

I found you through Tatertots & Jello.

Chris said...

Such a fun pillow. I love the texture.

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

I LOVE this! It's so pretty you would never think that it's made from men's t-shirts!

beckaboots said...

This is awesome! I love the ruffly look. And it's great that you used something you already had for it :)

Bekah

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Wow This is a great project! My daughter was looking for a pillow like this and I have a pack of tshirts that didn't fit. Thanks for the inspiration on this one!
Susan @ homeroad.net

Mary Ellen said...

Such a pretty pillow and would look great in the room I am redoing!
Would you mind if I share this on my blog with a link back to you?

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Very cute idea!!
I would love it if you shared this at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I am pinning this idea for a future project. I'd love if I had a blanket with that texture...

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You've been featured at my party this week; Hookin Up with HoH #48

Congratulations! You are awesome. Stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Aubrey@My Forever House said...

Love this! I think I might try this technique in fancying up a shirt for myself! Thanks!

Aly said...

I absolutely ADORE this! What a fantastic idea, and I can never resist anything with RUFFLES! LOVE IT!!!

~Aly @ www.rufflesandricrac.blogspot.com

P.S. Found you through Tatertots and Jello link party.

Jennifer said...

THis is so cute! And so cool how you made it! I hope mine turns out as good. :) Thanks for sharing!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Crystal said...

How pretty! You did a gorgeous job! I'm so glad I found your blog! I would love for you to link up to me new Summer Lovin' Saturday Party at http://www.homemakerinheels.com/2011/05/brand-new-summer-lovin-saturday-soiree.html
I am also a new follower! :) Have a great weekend! :)
Crysta
Homemaker in Heels

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love the pillows and ruffles. Fantastic job usuing t-shirts. Thanks for sharing - Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
~Stephanie Lynn
www.bystephanielynn.com

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

Wow, I love this and it looks like something I could actually do. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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