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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Patriotic Throw Pillow

Hey Everyone!

     This past weekend Chris went through his old clothes that he hasn't worn in a while. He actually gave me one of his favorite polo shirts! But not to wear, oh no! That shirt is hideous.

I don't care how cool the concept is. This is an ugly shirt.

So I did what any self respecting upcycler would do. I turned it into a throw pillow! I have some feather filled inserts and I simply turned the shirt inside out and (starting from the bottom) pinned three sides closed then stitched the sides. I trimmed the excess fabric and turned it right side out. I hand stitched the remaining side closed, using a hidden stitch.

Now this is cool!

Even Chris likes it. Now I can enjoy this "shirt" and not cringe when I see it. Thanks Chris!


Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

Very nice indeed! I wish I had an ugly Australia shirt now so I could do the same.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is fantastic. I love how it turned out. Wish I had one of those to make into a pillow. Maybe at goodwill?
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 
{Check out how I made my name 'clickable'.}

Unknown said...

super cute and no quilting!

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~Beth D. said...

awesome! great idea!

Noreen said...

A wonderful creative way to use the Patriotic shirt!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

your pillow looks great!!! love the red white and blue!!! I would love for you to link it up at our Sister Sunday link party!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

We are featuring your pillow!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Wow that turned out great!

I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party that I'd love for you to join in on by adding your link!