Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ruffle T-Shirt Pillow

Remember this ruffled T-shirt  I found while thrifting the other day? 
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Well, I bought it with the plans to make it into a pillow.  I also bought an old throw pillow to cover with it but somehow it didn’t end up in my bag.  UGH!  I went back and, of course, it was no longer there.  Nor a suitable replacement.  So, I was stuck not making it for a few days but yesterday, I stopped in another thrift store and didn’t find much but I did find another throw pillow.  So, I was back in pillow making business!  Today, I cut the shirt off under the arms and sewed up the ends.   It was so easy and I don’t even sew!   It was a stretchy cotton knit material so it is so, so soft. 
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Now, I have a ruffly, romantic, dusty pink pillow on my bed.  I think I like the softness so much, I may get some jersey knit sheets for the bed to go with it. 
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Love.




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50 comments:

  1. I love it! What a great throw pillow!

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  2. Oh my gosh... I KNEW this would make a fabulous pillow but it turned out fantabulous!! I'm going to have to start looking at things like this at my local thrift store.

    ~Chris

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  3. Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by Country By Marriage. I love this post. My problem: I would never see anything except a shirt, but I am amazed by people who can! What a great project. Hey, I am planning on coming back to link up with you over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. You totally should link this up on my linky part as well this is so cool. This next week I am linking up my Skirt& Belt to Bag tutorial!! YAY!!

    ~ Nikki

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  5. Wish I could find a shirt like that because I really like that pillow!

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  6. That looks AMAZING! I'm going to link up a ruffle pillow I made, however I made all the ruffles from an old tee. I like your easier version a lot!

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  7. That is beautiful! I'll have to keep an eye out for cute t-shirts to make into pillows!!!

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  8. What a yummy pillow! I'm in search of a cheap ruffled tshirt in hopes of making one for myself!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  9. Very cute! I love to shop for thrifted clothes just with the thought of turning them into something different!

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  10. I have a stack of clothes that I am saving for the fabric but haven't gotten around to making anything with them yet. I'm impressed you turned this around and into something lovely!

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  11. What a great idea! I love it when people re-use clothing! What a great idea and such a "romantic" pillow!

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  12. That is incredible! It looks like something Pier 1 would sell for $40.

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  13. I love your pillow! It's absolutely perfect! (Way better than the shirt) =o)

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  14. I LOVE this! Funny, I was folding one of 3 girls clothes the other day and she has a ruffled heart shirt that is too small. I am so taking it and cutting it up and making it into a pillow! Thanks for the inspiration! Please, stop by sometime and say hello. I Love meeting fabulous, crafty people!
    Happy Thursday!

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  15. Very cute! I LOVE ruffled pillows. Perfect new life for that ruffled shirt!

    http://www.shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  16. How fantastic!! I really need to open my mind a little more when I'm thrifting! ;)

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  17. I like this so much better as a pillow than as a t-shirt. Great job repurposing!

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  18. This is fantastic! you would never guess it used to be a shirt!

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  19. Love this! So cute. I'm visiting from Show and tell Friday.
    Kim:)

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  20. That pillow is really cute. It just goes to show that you can use just about anything to make anything!!! Happy Friday

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  21. You're right, it looks better as a pillow. Funny that I saw a ruffle tshirt at Kohl's the other day and was going to pick up a couple black one for my sister and I. I guess I won't now. smile.

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  22. It's totally cute! I love how it looks on your all white bed!

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  23. Oh my, that is adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  24. Great pillow but I would have loved to have the shirt to wear!! It was adorable! Great idea to use the fabric especially if the shirt wasn't the right size.

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  25. Seriously adorable. Now where can I find a shirt like that? :)

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  26. This is darling! I clicked over from TT&J fully expecting that you sewed all those ruffles. Using a t-shirt is simple and genius!

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  27. Such a great idea, I never thought of using a shirt for a pillow. Turned out great!

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  28. Your pillow turned out really cute-enjoy:@)

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  29. Wow that turned out great ~The t shirt was perfect for this project, so cute!

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  30. TOO cute!! I'm in L♥ve!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up post http://tidymom.net/2011/projects-by-you/

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  31. This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

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  32. Ugly shirt, GREAT pillow! Very cute!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  33. Oh how pretty it looks! I'm going to be on the lookout for a t shirt like that. Great idea. Thank you so much for sharing it for Favorite Things Sat. laurie

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  34. Way cool! Love how it turned out. I'll have to find me a shirt like that.

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  35. Kat, that is adorable. It looks like you spent hours and hours sewing ruffles!

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  36. now I totally need to go hunt through goodwill. I love it

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  37. What a darling project! Turned out so well, very Shabby Chic too! Stopping by from A Beach Cottage, xoxo tami

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  38. Kat-

    Thanks for linking up last week.

    FYI: Creative Juice is on hiatus until the week of Valentine's Day because of The Beat the Winter Blues Party.

    If you have any cool photo project you'd like to link up...stop by!

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/02/beat-winter-blues-tackle-those.html

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  39. Your post rocks so much that I featured it at this weeks link party: Hookin up with HoH #35!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  40. That was a great idea to use the shirt for a pillow! It looks amazing! Now I wish I had kept my ruffled shirts from my middle school days. :)

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  41. I love this too! I'd love for you to link up any of your projects at Ten Buck Tuesday!

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