I was at a friends house the other day and saw this wonderful t-shirt pillow that her daughter had made at school, it was so simple I just had to try it. This is a great way for us to recycle some of the more beloved t-shirts in our house.
All you need for this craft is some old t-shirts, some fiber fill and a needle and thread. First the kids and I gathered up some old out-grown or slightly stained t-shirts (which we have many of), then we grabbed their sewing kits and got started.
Once you have your t-shirt make sure to sew up any rips, tears or holes so that when it’s stuffed none of the fiber fill gets out.
The first step is to do a simple running stitch along the neck, bottom and one of the sleeves. When sewing make sure the fabric doesn’t bunch up and can lay flat. I found that it was easier for the kids to sew just above the hem where the fabric was thinner.
When the the neck, bottom and one sleeve all sewn together it’s time to fill the pillow with the fiber fill.
Start putting the fiber fill into the sleeve, make sure you push it into the corners too. Don’t worry if it has a bit of an uneven texture just push on it and redistribute the fiber fill until it looks even.
When it’s all stuffed and even it’s time to sew up the other sleeve with a running stitch.
You now have a t-shirt pillow stuffed and ready to use! They can be used as reading pillows, for cuddling or even sleeping. Enjoy!