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Turn old button down shirts into graphic throw pillows or play pillows for kids
Using old pillow forms, a pile of discarded button-down shirts and either a sewing machine or hand stitcher, you can create kids' activity shirts or more "grown-up" throw pillows, all highly huggable.

You Will Need:

- Old button down shirts
- a handheld stitcher or sewing machine
- pillow forms
- pins
- optional: felt scraps, glue, yarn and puffy paint to make accessories

Posted by Chrissann G. from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States • Published See Chrissann G.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled cushion. Create Pillows From Daddy's Old Shirts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Starting with a clean, ironed shirt, cut off the shirtsleeves.

  • How to make a recycled cushion. Create Pillows From Daddy's Old Shirts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the shirt inside-out and place pillow form inside.

  • How to make a recycled cushion. Create Pillows From Daddy's Old Shirts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin your desired seam location on all four sides.

  • How to make a recycled cushion. Create Pillows From Daddy's Old Shirts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trim excess fabric and sew along pin outline.

  • How to make a recycled cushion. Create Pillows From Daddy's Old Shirts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once all four sides are done, trim any excess fabric and turn the shirt right-side out. Insert pillow form inside the cover, and button shirt closed.

  • How to make a recycled cushion. Create Pillows From Daddy's Old Shirts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Give your finished pillow a big squeeze!

    I also made Daddy-inspired felt accessories for the pillows, which you can find via the link to our blog.

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Makenzie C.
Makenzie C.
I'm going to do this for my little brother, for when my dad goes on his work trips. He hates to be separated from him.
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