Turn T-Shirt Into A Cool Pillow Tutorial

Tutorial - Turn A T-Shirt Into A Cool Pillow by Deej Does

Step One

Cut the Two Back Pieces

Based on the pillow measurements, cut the back pillow pattern pieces first. There will be two pieces overlapping (envelope-style) in the middle of the pillow. The preexisting hem on the bottom of the T-shirt will serve as the ends. Cut the front and back of the shirt’s hem the same width as your pillow, and three-quarters the length of the pillow.

Tutorial - Turn A T-Shirt Into A Cool Pillow by Deej Does

Step Two

Cut the Front Piece

Cut the remaining top of the shirt (the graphic), the same exact measurement as your pillow (length x width). This will be the front of your pillow. You should now have three pattern pieces: the front of the pillow (the graphic) and the two back pieces (the hems).

Step Three

Place the First Back Piece

Place the front pillow piece (the graphic) right-side up. Then place one of the back pieces on top of it, right sides together. Match up the three raw/cut edges.

Tutorial - Turn A T-Shirt Into A Cool Pillow by Deej Does

Step Four

Place the Second Back Piece and Secure

Take your other back pillow piece and place it on top of that, right side facing down. Place this on the opposite raw edges of the pillow, so that the hems overlap in the middle. Pin around all four edges.

Step Five

Sew

Use a zigzag stitch on your machine to avoid the knit from stretching.

Step Six

Flip Inside-Out & Stuff

Turn the pillow cover right-side out.  Insert the pillow form through the back envelope opening. Pull both of the back pieces over the pillow form and smooth. The form should now be safely enclosed inside the pillow cover.

Step Seven

Decorate!