How To: Make a Pillow from an Old Tee

How To: Make a Pillow from an Old Tee

Trent Johnson
Jun 10, 2009

I stopped purchasing souvenir shirts years ago because they never fit quite right. Now, I'm wishing I had a few extras lying around after finding this shirt-to-pillow project ...

Here are the basic steps to creating a pillow from "$3 souvenir t-shirt," via Chez Larsson:

  1. Choose a pillow insert that will fit inside your t-shirt (Chez used a 30x30 cm pillow insert for the XS shirt)
  2. Pin the extra fabric along the sides and remove the pillow
  3. Pin all the way down towards the bottom and sew it using a small zig zag stitch (either by hand or with a machine).
  4. Trim the excess fabric with scissors.
  5. Turn the t-shirt right side out again
  6. Place pillow insert inside
  7. Fold the overhang back at the pillow and finish sewing.

Photos and ideas fromT-Shirt to Pillow by Chezlarsson.

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