My mom mentioned yesterday that we were going to do some budget-minded posts this week since many folks are recovering from holiday spending or are trying out a new budget. When we saw a picture of a pillow made from a man’s shirt on the Country Living magazine website, we thought it would be the perfect project to try. And luckily, Mr. Spring had just tossed one of his shirts because it had a hole in the sleeve. I grabbed it, and Mom and I successfully made a pillow.
This isn’t the first time we have made pillows out of unusual materials. Mom had great luck when she made two Ralph Lauren style pillows from sports jackets.
The first thing we did was spread the shirt out on the table and determine how large the pillow should be. We wanted it to be a square measuring about 12 inches.
Next we cut off the sleeves, but we really didn’t need to do that because the top of the pillow would actually be below the arms.
After we cut out a square, all we had to do was sew up the four sides. First, we put the right sides together. Also, we left an opening so that we could put the pillow stuffing inside.
Then we stuffed it and sewed up the opening. It’s a little lumpy right now, but those lumps will smooth out over time.
We tossed it onto the daybed in the Florida room, but I plan to make another one and use them on the back porch this summer.
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