Keepsake T-Shirt Pillow Tutorial


We’ve all got ’em. Tee shirts that you or your significant other or your child just can’t bear to throw away. Here’s a solution. Make a pillow out of those shirts!

You’ll find the tutorial over at Sew 4 Home!


  • One or two favorite T-shirts
  • (Optional) Scrap or ½ yard of medium-weight fusible interfacing to help stabilize the shirt’s motif; you need a piece just slightly larger than your motif.
  • ONE pillow form (NOTE: The size of the form will be based on the size of the design on your shirt)
  • Pattern paper or other semi-transparent paper from which to cut a template for the front and back squares
  • All purpose thread to match T-shirt(s)
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Sewing machine

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner.

See the Keepsake T-Shirt Tutorial  here! 

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