Friday, September 7, 2018

T-shirt to Pillow

Hello Readers. I love t-shirts. I love to wear them and I love to work with them. I am always trying to find new and fun projects and refashions for t-shirts. That is what we are going to talk about today.

 Here is the t-shirt I found at a clothes swap. It caught my eye because it seemed to have such a serious message. My zombie survival plan will fail? I didn't even have a plan. Did I need a plan? Is everyone out there already planning for some upcoming zombie event? 
The shirt was my size, so I took it home.
I did a little research and found out this shirt is a promo item for a video game about, you guessed it, zombies. I think it was called "Outbbreak". Anyway, I decided to try and make the shirt a little more "cute" if I could. Can a zombie shirt be cute? We were going to find out.

I just shortened the shirt and tied a knot in the front. Easy-peasy! It matched my colored denim perfect. But, I am just not into the zombie thing. What else could I do with a t-shirt?

I decided to keep working with this shirt. I cut out the words with a little fabric around them. I also cut a piece from the back the same size. I was going to make a cute little zombie pillow.

Usually when you make a pillow you put the right sides facing each other and stitch them together. I didn't do that. I kept the right sides out. I stitched a rectangle shape close to the words and left the extra fabric at the edges. That gave me a border of fabric to play with.

 I left a little opening and stuffed the pillow with basic stuffing from the fabric store. Then I closed up the rectangular pillow. I used sharp scissors to cut that plain border of fabric around the words into fringe. It was FREE trim dress up my pillow. I was very careful not to cut the seam that was holding the pillow together.

Here is my pillow. I am still not a zombie fan but I like how the pillow turned out This sort of easy t-shirt pillow project would be great for a kids room too. They could help cut the fringe.

Thanks for reading this post, now go make something fun for yourself. 
Or go work on your zombie survival plan.

*Year end update- I loved the fringe on this. I think the pillow itself is lost in my older son's room.


jenny_o said...

What a great way to keep a graphic from a shirt that no longer fits but you don't want to give away. I love the fringe you've made for this. Good idea. I'm not much of a cushion person myself but you've given me an idea for a possible craft sale project.

I Can Work With That said...

That's a great idea! Craft sales are the best. Good luck with it.