Saturday, March 9, 2013

Back Pillow from a Tshirt

My Husband got a gift coupon the other day. So we went to the shopping mall near  our house. He told me to spend it I decide to get myself a top or something. We reached the shop...went through the entire clothing section... but i simply didnt like any of the tops or dresses they had on display... Then I though it was time to show some husband Love... :) and decided to pick something for my hubby... That too didn't work out...
 Now I was desperate to spend money and started picking up all sorts of things which probably were of no particular use... :)
In the home decor section I came across some nice cushion... one with ties... It struck a bell in my head... yeah this could be perfect for the dining table chair... But we looked at the price it was too pricey .. That's when he said...  You can make that urself cant you... then why buy... So like Barney says in "How I Met Your Mother" ... I said 'Challenge Accepted !!' ha haaa...
So we finally ended up buying nothing and headed back home... Isn't it amazing how when we really have to buy something... we never like anything. This is not the first time this has happened to me... What about you?? Have you had some similar experience??

Well so this is what I came up with.

Sew a cushion from a Tshirt

I love my dining area... This space is always so lighted... I particularly like to sit in the morning and have those lovely early morning chats with my husband...when he reads the paper and we discuss all sorts of things. From day to day house hold things to politics to gossip :)

And whenever I sit in that chair.. I always end up getting cursing the chair. It has a wooden back and i am not very comfortable slouching back in it.

Well this cushion now makes my early morning chats a more happier ones :)

Tshirt pillow

Tie up the cute little ties to the chair like this ...

Easy Pillow

My naughty little Richu loved the cushion... he was busy dragging it around the house... throwing it around and was having a good time with it... He's run around soo fast in the house...thats it difficult to capture him on camera... haha... this is the best I could manage ;)

The cushion in full glory !

Pillow with ties

It was pretty simple to make .Less than an hour is all that you need. Made this when my little naughty monster was having having one of his afternoon naps :)
And things needed are also nothing much - A tshirt, some cotton and few buttons for embellishment.
I made this cushion out of my husbands old tshirt.
First pick your tshirt and snip it off right below the arm pit.
Now since 2 sides of the tshirt are already sewed, it makes your life simpler. You now just need to sew the other two sides. But before that you need to make the ties.
You can make them using a separate cloth or some excess tshirt material. But I didn't bother to do that... coz that means extra sewing rit. :)
What I did was... I just snipped of the bottom seam of the tshirt. They generally fold the bottom end of the tshirt and sew right... Yes that part...
I carefully snipped it with my scissors. So I had two pieces. Now I aligned both of them together and cut right at the center again. So I ended up with 4 pieces for my ties.

Now I turned my tshirt wrong side out. Sandwiched the ties between the tshirt pieces. The ties must be inside. only a small part needs to lie out. Now pin and sew.
Repeat the same for the other side.
Leave a small opening at the end. Turn the cushion inside out.

Fill Cotton. Slip stitch the opening close. Sew some nice buttons on your cushion... And your done !!!

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  1. That's great! I love t-shirt up-cycle projects!

  2. What a cute idea! Thanks for joining the Blog Hop! :)

  3. The buttons add great detail- what a cool upcycle! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. This is a great idea and turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

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  6. I love this idea Nisha! You have given me the inspiration to make some fun pillows from some of Mr. B's old T-shirts!! I will be featuring it on my Facebook page this afternoon and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest :-)

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