We all have our favorite t-shirts and some of those t-shirts are coveted a bit more sacredly than others. In our Pittsburgh-strong sports home, we wholeheartedly embrace our sports teams and my kids love their sports t-shirts. This year is a huge year, not only because we celebrated the Stanley Cup win, but because my one son is considering colleges and will soon be college-bound.
I am sure you are wondering why I am babbling about both t-shirts and college so let me get right to the point. I have the perfect way to savor those overworn t-shirts that no one wants to part with because in their mind that tee was the reason the team won!
Today I will share with you the perfect way to mix their favorite t-shirt with a college-bound perfect DIY project! Give them a little piece of home when you learn how to craft a no-sew pillow from a favorite t-shirt!
How to Craft a No-Sew Pillow from A Favorite T-Shirt
It’s the year to make a lot of decisions with my college-bound son. Which school will he go to? What major will he select and how will we keep his room styled with something that is ‘cool’ looking? Additionally, whatever pieces we choose for his room, we don’t want it to let everyone know that he is missing home so he can maintain his ‘tough guy’ image.
As an ice hockey player, who has played on multiple travel teams, it just makes sense to celebrate hockey. My son’s favorite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins and his favorite t-shirt is way beyond wearing anymore, as it has shrunk beyond the limits of ‘decent’ coverage, lol!
FAVORITE T-SHIRT TO FAVORITE NEW PILLOW FOR DORM ROOMS
Taking an old shirt and turning it into a pillow is super easy, and it gives him his favorite home team with him in an inconspicuous way. His worn-in memories can be turned right into a pillow and have a bit more wear on it!
The pillow gives him something to lay on, toss and quietly let everyone in the dorm know what team he will be picking during hockey season without ever saying a word!
Something else to treasure about this particular DIY is the fact that you are recycling your t-shirt rather than tossing it out, so crafty reuse is perfect.
STEP BY STEP: How to Craft a No-Sew Pillow from A Favorite T-Shirt
CRAFTING ITEMS FOR NEW SEW PILLOW
A Pair of Material Sharp Scissors
1 Ex-Large T-Shirt
Pillow (1) 36cm x 36 cm
Tape Measure (optional)
First, take an old t-shirt (it can even be their favorite hometown team)and place it flat on the table. Next, cut off arms
Create a Rectangle.
Let’s review really quickly
Measure from outside of pillow to end of the material this is determining what the strips will be (these are what you will tie the pillow off with.)
Strips will average 1″ & to about 2 1/2″ long and you will cut through BOTH pieces of fabric. (you will tie these into knots later)
Use that measurement to cut out every corner of the square.
(if you make 2 1/4″ tie strands then, each corner is cut 2 1/4″ by 2 1/4″ )
Cut the strips on all 4 sides and tie knots out of every matching strip set until you have it all tied off.
HAND OVER THE PILLOW
Now it is time to send the pillow off to its rightful owner and I bet he or she will ask for another!