I have a lot of tees. Between shirts that I've actually designed and other shirts that I've seen along the way and had to have, the pile has gotten pretty huge. A lot of these shirts are designs that I love to look at, but don't necessarily love to wear. I mean, I there are other kinds of clothes out there too, I can't wear a t-shirt everyday! So recently I came up with a new use for one of my favorite woot tees - it turned into a pillow!
This was one of those shirts that I just didn't wear, maybe because it's brown, I don't know. So it was in great shape and with a little sewing, can sit happily on the sofa instead of being tucked away in the closet.
I'm not going to go into a whole list of instructions on how to make your own shirt pillow because that's probably already been done. Google it if you need to. I do have one bit of advice that should be helpful tho...
Since tees are made from a knit fabric, they're really stretchy. Great for wearing, not so great when you want it to hold it's shape like in the case of a pillow. So my #1 tip before you sew it all up is this: Get something to reinforce the fabric. I like to use a fuseable interfacing. It bonds to the tee and won't let it grow any bigger. You could also just stitch it to another piece of non-stretchy fabric, like a linen or cotton, but make sure you do something to keep the knit from stretching out.
And that's it, sew it up and enjoy! Or if you prefer not to sew, let me do the work for you. The tea pillow is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Even easier.