This project is great for concert or band shirts that no longer fit, but you can’t bear to part with – or any other t-shirt, as long as it has a pattern or picture that would look great as an extra cushion on your chair or bed.
An old t-shirt with a central picture or motif (I stole one of my husband’s. I’m sure he’s always wanted a Led Zeppelin scatter cushion, really.)
What to do:
Iron your t shirt on the wrong side then lay out flat, right side showing
Measure a square or rectangle around your motif to the size you want your cushion to be and mark it with tailors chalk
Pin both layers of your t shirt together, then cut through both, to give you two equal squares or rectangles
Place the pieces with their right sides together, and pin in place
Sew around the four edges of the cushion, leaving a 5cm gap on one side
Turn the cushion the right way round through the gap, then use the gap to fill the cushion with stuffing
Sew the gap closed by hand.
(Optional: Present to baffled husband with a smile and say, “See? Don’t say I never make you anything…”)