Pillows are an excellent DIY craft because they can be recyclable and extremely customizable. Forget the days of throwing out old t-shirts that do not fit anymore or are out of style. Instead turn those old shirts into DIY pillows, that can be changed out with the seasons. Do your part in caring for the planet, all while adding a fresh pop of comfort and color to your living space with this DIY.
- T-shirt of your choice
- Pillow Form
1-Choose Your T-Shirt
Choosing your fabric is the first and possibly the most fun step of this whole pillow making process! This step is also fairly easily because all you need to is grab an old t-shirt that you do not wear anymore. Sports teams t-shirts, old band t’s, or that perfect color fabric to match your space can all offer inspiration and even motivation to make these easy DIY T-shirt pillows.
Once you have chosen the perfect T-shirt for the fabric of your pillow, make sure you have enough to fit the pillow form. If the t-shit has not been washed, wash and dry the t-shirt so that the fabric shrinks. You will only want to work with pre-shrunk materials so that it does not shrink after it is cut and turned into a pillow.
2-Measure the Pillow Size
Lay your T-shirt flat on a workspace. Then place the pillow form on top of the torso section of the t-shirt. Trace around the outside edge of the pillow with a fabric pencil. This line will be your guide on how far to cut your strips of fabric to tie around the pillow.
3-Cut the Edges To The Fabric
4-Cut the Edges
This pillow is fantastic because it does not require any sewing or fabric glue. In order to make this pillow, there needs to be strips of fabric to tie together. This leads us to the next step of cutting the strips of fabric. Cut strips of fabric from the outside edge of your fabric to the marked line. These strips should be about 1 inch apart.
5-Ties the edges
The last step is to tie the edges of the t-shirt material. You will first want to lay the pillow form between the two layers of fabric. Make sure the side you want showing are facing out. Then, line up two strands of fabric from the front of the pillow and the back of the pillow. Tie a double knot around the pillow right on the line that marks the edge of your pillow form. Continue tying the strips of fabric around the pillow until the pillow form is completely covered by the t-shirt material.
Enjoy Your New DIY T-shirt Pillow!
This craft comes with a warning! Once you experience how easy and ecofriendly it is to make these pillows, the harder It will be to stop! Recycle those old t-shirts and turn them into new and affordable home décor. Adding an extra element of comfort to your home, has never been easier or greener. Why would you want to stop with one?
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