Keeping it Simple: T-shirt Flag Pillow

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

T-shirt Flag Pillow

4th of July is right around the corner, I can’t believe it!!  I love the 4th of July, it’s a fun idea so I enjoy decorating for it.  I decided to do a flag pillow this year, using what I had at home.

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This  is how I made it:
I took some shirts that were too small or ratty. 
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I cut them up into 1” strips
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Then I cut the strips into 1”x4”
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I laid the strips down on a piece of fabric that was 18”x18”.  I made sure to leave 1” on the side and the top, so when I sew the pillow together I won’t sew the t-shirts into it.  I then sewed all of them onto the fabric.
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I flipped the first row over and then pinned the next row and then I sewed that row on. 
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I continued doing that until the blue was done.  Then I moved onto the white. 
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When I got the red, I put that row right under the white.flag pillow (10)
I did the same thing for the stripes.  Then I put two pieces of fabric (18”x10” and 18”x17”) onto the front piece.  Then I sewed all of the sides together. 
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I flipped it inside out and then stuffed a pillow into it.  And that’s it!!
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My little boy was super excited about it!!! 
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6 comments:

sashkonela said...

I`m delighted with the idea. Kaysi, you are really keeping it simple, but yet so perfect!

Aleksandra

http://creactiveallaround.blogspot.com/

creativeladyofthehouse said...

I came over from Creations by Kara's party. I love this , now I have to raid hubby's drawers!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I love your 4th of July pillow and a great up-cycle!! Stopping by from Seven Thirty Three linky party and this is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/06/kids-roll-up-nap-blanket.html

SusieQTpies said...

Kaysi this is so fun! What a great tutorial! We would LOVE for you to stop over and link this post up and any others in our Crafty Showcase. Our showcase runs from Sat-Thur and then on Friday our designers pick their favorite to be featured.

Stop on over and share! We even have a linky for ETSY and Crafty Businesses. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/09/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-5/#

Thanks, Susie @Bowdabra

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Love this pillow and lots of your other crafty inspiration, following now. If you'd like to stop and say hi, I'd love that!
Kim
tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Wow, you are always so creative! Thanks for sharing!