Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When Your Favorite T-Shirt Gets Bacon Neck

Transform a favorite t-shirt into a throw pillow.

You can't see it as well in this photo, but this t-shirt has been pulled on by a toddler one too many times and the neck is all wrinkly.

This was one of the original Mercy House Kenya t-shirts and I love what it says, and what Kristen and Terrell have allowed God to do in their lives through opening a maternity home.

So, just grab some sidewalk chalk and a box lid to draw a template (hey, it was within arms reach and it works).  Sew right sides together on three sides. Slide your pillow form in and realize you are a little short. Cut the bottom off the shirt, which is already hemmed (yay!) and add a quick ruffle to extend the length (no pinning, just fold every few inches and shove through your machine).

There you go, your favorite t-shirt is now your favorite pillow.


  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2012

    yep. this is awesome :).

  2. Rachel S.July 18, 2012

    You give the best instructions: shove through your machine. That's my kinda sewing! xoxo

    1. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get the job done. If I pinned and measured and was all neat about it I would never sew.

  3. love this! so, if i don't own a sewing machine i can use a glue gun, right? ;) and bacon neck? baaahahaha! never heard that term before but it's true

  4. so cute! great idea. and love the ruffle.

  5. That's a good idea! It sure beats packing it away in a box while crying!

    Not that I've done that...


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