How To: Turn Button-Up Shirts into Throw Pillows!

How To: Turn Button-Up Shirts into Throw Pillows!

Curbly reader Chrissann sent me a link to her awesome DIY pillow idea recently and I am SO glad she did!  It is the single most creative (and cute) repurposing project I have ever seen.  Also?  Her "before and after" photos totally cracked me up:   

created at: 03/12/2012

See?  Ha!  Anyway, Chrissann had the most brilliant idea of turning her husband's worn out shirts into these perfectly quirky throw pillows.  Aren't they adorable?  Here's what you'll need:

  • clean, ironed button-up shirts (one per pillow)
  • pillow forms
  • sewing machine or handheld stitcher
  • scissors
  • pins

Once you've picked out which shirts you're going to use, check out Chrissann's how-to over on Ducks in a Row!

Have you spotted any other clever pillow or re-use projects lately?  Share in the comments!

Psst: Looking for more DIY inspiration? Check out our DIY Projects board on Pinterest! It's brimming with ideas!

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Anonymous on Sep 22, 2015:

Can someone please send me the picture and instructions for the memorial shirts?  I saw them and want to make them for my family as my husband just passed away and I can't find them any more.  Please help!

J Leeland


DesigningMom on Mar 19, 2012:

Cute! I just saved a few favorite shirts that I recently shrunk out  of :^D for a project like this. I'll be making them for the guest bedroom.

Natalie on Mar 13, 2012:

I love "nerdy" crafts! The glasses are an excellent touch!

CapreeK on Mar 13, 2012:

Gerardo, yours looks great! Well done!

Gerardo on Mar 13, 2012:

So nice! I did a similar versión a few months ago (here in spanish) but with the collar of the shirt on it. More obvious maybe. I will try this version with the funny complements. I think I will try the sunglasses.

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