Pillows

Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:04 pm
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If you've met me, you know that I like to wear colorful t-shirts. I typically pick up a new shirt at each festival or convention I go to.

What happens to the t-shirts when they wear out? It used to be that I'd just use them as rags. I've learned something else I can do:

Pillows

I used Stitch Witchery to hold the fabric together, and filled the pillows with 100% polyester; a five-pound bag was enough for all eight pillows with enough left over for at least one more.

If I ever do this again, I'll use a sewing machine instead of Stitch Witchery. The "glue tape" isn't bad, but in the long run it didn't save me much time over needle and thread.

I'm not sure why I decided to do this. I was in the mood for an arts-and-crafts project, and this was the one that caught my eye. Besides, I was looking for a way to get rid of a bunch of t-shirts that I was never going to wear again, but were too crummy to donate.

It was a fun way to spend my spare time on Labor Day weekend.

Date: 2013-09-03 01:56 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-07 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karmawings.livejournal.com
Very cool!

If you are a browser of Pinterest (and if you are not, prepare to lose some time), there are a lot of boards that do "upstyling" or "restyling". I have been thinking of doing a blanket or something of the sort with old T-shirts.

Date: 2013-09-08 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wgseligman.livejournal.com
I did lose an hour or so.

I wouldn't make a blanket, because to make one the size of my bed would require 42 t-shirts, 21 if I used both the front and the back. That's more old t-shirts than I own. Plus the cost of the interfacing and padding would probably exceed the cost of buying a new bed cover at BBB.

Making bowls out of old fabric scrap is something I could handle. I'll think about that the next time I'm looking around for a bowl or basket to hold stuff.

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