I have a box of old T-shirts that the boys have grown out of that I just couldn’t bare to throw or give away. Since I’ve been trying to do more sewing, I decided it would be great to take these old T-shirts and make something ‘memorable’ and/or ‘usable’ out of them. The first attempt was to make a T-shirt pillow. I already had some soft fleece fabric that would have a similar “feel” to the T-shirt fabric. You alwa So here’s what I did:

1. Lay the T-shirt out flat. Iron it, if need be.
T-shirt Pillow

2. Mark out where to cut. Since I’m a serious novice at sewing, I don’t have all those fancy sewing tools, like a rotary or grid plastic. (So don’t laugh!)
T-shirt Pillow

This is probably the best job I’ve done cutting fabric. 🙂
T-shirt Pillow

3. Place the T-shirt cut out and place it face-to-face with the other fabric.
T-shirt Pillow

4. Line it up with the fabric and place straight pins in it to trim the back side fabric.
T-shirt Pillow

5. Another good job of cutting. 🙂 Then, hem 3 1/2 edges of the pillow, leaving enough room on the last side to be able to stuff the pillow. Removing straight pins as you go.
T-shirt Pillow

6. After hemming the last side, flip the fabric from in-side-out.
T-shirt Pillow

7. Stuff the pillow with Polyfill Pillow Stuffing until filled as desired. Since my pillow wasn’t really big I didn’t want it overstuffed.
T-shirt Pillow

Here’s what it looks like after stuffing it.
T-shirt Pillow

8. Finally, hem the last part of the pillow.
T-shirt Pillow

T-shirt Pillow

T-shirt Pillow

The one thing I may do is to add a decorative trim to the edges of this pillow. I just didn’t have anything I thought would look good.