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Sewing through the Story: T-Shirt Cushion

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.

T-Shirt Cushion

Supplies:

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.)

Stuffing

 

What to do:

Iron your t shirt on the wrong side then lay out flat, right side showing

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Measure a square or rectangle around your motif to the size you want your cushion to be and mark it with tailors chalk

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Pin both layers of your t shirt together, then cut through both, to give you two equal squares or rectangles

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Place the pieces with their right sides together, and pin in place

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Sew around the four edges of the cushion, leaving a 5cm gap on one side

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Turn the cushion the right way round through the gap, then use the gap to fill the cushion with stuffing

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Sew the gap closed by hand.

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(Optional: Present to baffled husband with a smile and say, “See? Don’t say I never make you anything…”)

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