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Παρασκευή, 4 Μαΐου 2012

Μαξιλάρι από Τ-Shirt

Βήμα - Βήμα για να φτιάξετε μαξιλάρι από παλιά αγαπημένα T-shirt που λυπάστε να τα πετάξετε 

Turning a T-Shirt Into a Pillow (Tutorial)

My husband loves to tell Chuck Norris jokes with the guys at church. It's hilarious.


So when I saw this shirt at the thrift store I got so excited! Unfortunately it was way too big. In retrospect, probably a good thing, I'm not sure I really wanted him to walk around in this anyway. However, it turned out to be a great shirt to use for a throw pillow to put in his "man cave"!


 If you have a fun shirt that you want to repurpose, try this! It's scandalously easy. All you do is:

  • Cut a square out of both layers of your shirt, with image centered. Mine was an 18"X15" rectangle.


  •  Pin the two squares together along the edge with right sides facing and sew together, leaving an opening just large enough for your hand to fit through.


  •  Snip the corners and turn right side out.


  •  Stuff. (I highly recommend stuffing with a high quality polyfil or even a pillow form, rather than taking the stuffing from a cheap-o Walmart pillow, like I did. It turned out rather lumpy.)

  • Finish off with a slip stitch.
If you don't know about the slip stitch (sometimes called "invisible stitch" or "ladder stitch"), I'm excited to show it to you! It's great for closing up stuffed projects like this one. I'm going to use a contrasting thread color to help you see what we're doing...

Pin the area closed, with edges tucked in.

Knot your thread and come up from the inside so that your knot will be hidden.

 Make a small stitch through one side of your fabric.

Insert your needle into the other side, directly across from where your thread came up last.

Bring your needle out on the same side, just like your first small stitch.

Repeat, inserting your needle again directly across from where your thread came out last.

Keep repeating...

All the way across your opening. It will look like this if left loose:

Gently pull your thread to tighten the stitches-and viola! Invisible!
Then you'll just knot your thread, stick your needle back into the pillow, and come out several inches away. Pull the thread a little and snip off.

There you go! A super-easy project. And you don't have to be a Chuck Norris fan to enjoy it. 

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