Monday, June 27, 2011

Ruffle Tee Shirt Pillow

A few weeks go, I finished a Ruffle Flower Pillow using a kit from Etsy. I loved it, but the felt was scratchy and made my face sweat. In other words, it was not couch nap-worthy.

I have a lot of old tee shirts hanging around that I always mean to use for projects. I thought one of them would make the perfect pillow. I was right!

The fabric is from my Maker Faire NYC volunteer tee shirt. It's a size XXL, so I had plenty of fabric to work with! The white logo made for some interesting bits of color in the ruffle.

I modeled the pattern after the Ruffle Flower Pillow except that instead of sewing one long ruffle and winding it into a flower, I made little strips of ruffles. I was inspired by a pillow that Tricia from Oh So Crafty made out of an old tee shirt and a men's dress shirt.

It only took about 2 hours to make, and that's with me sewing the pillow together on the wrong side, ripping it out, and doing it over. (Oops.)

I must admit, it looks pretty good on the couch with my Ruffle Flower Pillow! Nap time!


  1. That is a great bit of recycling - what a wonderful idea!

    Pomona x

  2. Love! It's so great to see everyone reusing materials. :-D

  3. make more! they look so comfy and fun!

  4. I know what you mean about scratchy pillows!!! I have a knitted one and a wool felt one that always get tossed on the floor b/c they hurt my face. The t-shirt one has got to be a little more cozy :-)


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