DIY Holiday Pillow from a Tshirt By Brassy Apple

    Posted by  ·  November 11, 2013

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    homemade holiday

    From a Holiday t-shirt to a unique and easy pillow for the Christmas season! Perfect to cozy up the couch, add to a child’s bed or your favorite chair.

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    holiday pillow refashion from tshirt

    Here’s what you will need.


    Holiday Tshirt (can be new or even thrifted)

    Sewing Machine


    Hand sewing needle and thread

    Batting to fill the pillow

    Fabric marker (optional)

    Step 1. Turn your t-shirt inside out and determine how far and wide you can make your square or rectangular shaped pillow. This will depend on the graphics on the front , the neckline and sleeves. Draw out the edges of your pillow where you will sew or you can simply eye ball it!

    tshirt before

    thsirt inside out

    Step 2: Stitch the outline of your pillow with your sewing machine leaving a few inches along the bottom hem UN-SEWN so you can fill the pillow. Cut the excess t-shirt away. Your pillow should look something like this at this point.

    sew a rectangle

    Step 3. Fill your pillow  up making sure to even out the shape and get it into all the corners. Once that is done use your needle and thread to whip stitch the bottom opening closed.

    stuff the pillow

    whip stitch the pillow closed

    Your pillow is done!! This would be a great project for ugly christmas sweaters too! Think of how cozy the couch would be with sweater pillows and a conversation started because of all the funny, crazy, ugly sweater patterns you could use. Pop over to to see my Sweater Pillow tutorial too!

    dear santa DIY pillow

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    1. neena simmons
      Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
      My favorite gift I've made was a appliqued wall quilt of a heron in the reeds. Gave it to my brother and it was beautiful.