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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: Pillow Cover Made from my Husbands Dress Shirt

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pillow Cover Made from my Husbands Dress Shirt

I have really been having fun making pillows lately!  And this one was extra fun because it is a TOTAL up-cycle!

I used my husbands old dress shirt as the fabric!

He gave me a pile of them---and so I have all kinds of plans for the rest of them!

But for this project I started by cutting off the arms, collar and pocket.
Then I cut and re-aligned the seams so that the buttons could be used to make the cover easy to remove and clean. 

Then I sewed all 4 sides inside out and then put it on the pillow.
***I really can't give you amazing sewing advice, 
I am no pro---I never measure anything...I just use the eye-ball-it technique***  
I am hoping the pictures show you enough about how I did the assembling!

This is the pillow back together.

I liked it at this point but also wanted to add a little something....

I made a flower out of 4 round circles of fabric.
Then I hot glued the four circles folded in half and then half again into place.
Finally I sewed them into place and added a button.

What do you think?  Do you like the final look?

I think it fits in well with my beach-y themed decor!

I am linking up to a few of these amazing parties----
go and check them out, they are wonderful places to be inspired.


Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your pillow is really cute!

July 13, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Kelly (Seaux Southern) said...

What a great idea. I wonder if my husband would notice a few missing shirts? I'm gonna have to try this one day soon!

July 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

Great idea!! These turned out so well.

July 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Awesome idea! My husband has so many dress shirts that he does not wear.

Your pillows ROCK! I love the flower too.


July 13, 2011 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

Absolutely perfecT! And I LOVE where you placed the buttons...smarty pants...;)

July 13, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is "sew" awesome! :-)
When my dad passed away, we each took a couple of his shirts. This would be a wonderful way to use them!

Visiting from the Shabby Chic Cottage linky.


July 13, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

Love this! My mom has a stash of Grandpa's old shirts. She's been wanting to make a quilt out of them, but I'm thinking she and I should make pillows! Nice tutorial!

July 13, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Craftberry Bush said...

perfection!.... but I can't believe you let your husband buy that red and white shirt...just kidding...!
The pillows are awesome..thanks for the inspiration ! xo

July 13, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

Leaving the buttons on for easy removal is genius!! Oh how I love your crafts!!

July 13, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Aki said...

I love this idea! I'm totally doing it!

July 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

What a darn good idea! I'm really liking the pinstripe look it has going on. My hubby definately has a few old work shirts and I'm thinking I know exactly what to do with them!

July 13, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

:o) I am so so sooo excited that you guys like my idea! Thank you all for commenting---it means a lot to me!

July 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Evelene S said...

The flower added the perfect finish to your pillow and I love how you used the buttons-very clever!

July 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

so cute!! great idea to use fabric of clothes I'm geting rid of!!

July 14, 2011 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Your pillows are so cute and would cost a bundle in a shop. Perfect for summer!

July 14, 2011 at 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so clever and looks so designer its unreal. Wow for the flowers, and in fact I have just thought of some shirts that I could turn into napkins for my Picnic basket! Thanks for stopping by my new blog.


July 14, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Renee said...

I absolutely love this idea! I am all about using what you have to make something new. This is fantastic :)
Renee @ Rustic Crafts

July 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Sam | Away She Went said...

So cute! I love the buttons!

July 14, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Pickled Pink said...

I LOVE this, as I usually love your ideas!! I have been wanting to make throw pillows, but have been short on time & this is the perfect solution! This, too, will go perfectly with my slipcovered couch! Thank you...

July 14, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Who knew that a man's shirt could be upcycled to look so girly. I love it!

BTW, I love the quilt in the background. Did you make that?

July 14, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Evie @ Brown Paper Packages said...

Hey! Glad to see someone else uses the eyeball technique for making pillows too! lol! Love the pillow! And funny enough...I just rescued a very similar shirt of hubby's for possible use for fabric flowers or a throw pillow! Great minds think alike! :)

July 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Michele @ {Primp} said...

so cute--love this!

July 17, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

this would even be cute with old flannel shirts or corduroy ones! can't wait to try this!

July 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM  

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