Save That Shirt!

Don’t you hate it when you buy your kids new clothes and they seem to outgrow them before the end of the season?  Well, check-out this post and learn how to re-use and upcycle old tops.

Vintage Jets T-shirt

My son has a Winnipeg Jets themed room and I am always looking for new and creative ways to pull his room together.  I was so disappointed when he outgrew this cute vintage style shirt, so I hung on to it thinking I might be able to use it in some way.

jets shirt

Jets T-shirt Becomes Cushion Cover

This project literally took me 10 minutes.  I simply flipped the shirt inside out and stitched a line across the top to close off the neck hole. I did it in white so you could see it.

stitched top

I flipped the shirt back (not inside out) and put a small throw cushion inside (I already had this at home). I then folded the extra length at the bottom of the shirt inside and pinched the bottoms together. I didn’t care if the stitching showed for this project and decided to do a zigzag stitch to make it a bit more decorative. This is not sewn well and I even ran out of thread part way through the bottom stitching. On another day I might have ripped it out and did again, but not today! This will do just fine. Obviously, the pillow cannot be removed without taking the stitching out. I think I will just toss the whole thing in the wash, when needed.

bottom seam

Finally, I took the arms and loosely tied them on the back of the pillow. I then added a bit of stitching (hidden under the top sleeve), to permanently keep them tied together.

tied arms



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About Cindy RoyI’m a busy mother, wife and kindergarten teacher. I have a huge list of loves! I love my family, The Source Church, old houses, “up-cycling”, DIY projects, scrapbooking, volleyball, interior design, cake decorating, party planning, healthy eating, and last, but certainly not least…gift wrapping! I just launched my brand new Youtube channel and am super excited to share BOWhemian WRAPsody with my followers. My channel is dedicated to all things relating to gift wrapping and creating beautiful eye catching presents…its all in the PRESENTation! I’m very organized and reflective, and am continually striving to do life more lovingly, passionately, effectively and successfully.

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