Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Honey Pillow

The guy I'm seeing accidentally ruined one of his dress shirts. Knowing how much I love to reuse clothes for different things he offered it to me instead of tossing it. Super sweet right? I know, and he's all mine!
                                   So I cut off the collar and the sleeves.
Then I opened each sleeve up the seam and cut these into 3 inch wide strips. (Which I apparently didn't take a picture of?)

After pinning the body part of the shirt to fit my object, I sewed up the side seams and the bottom seam. Can you guess what I'm making yet?

Then I used the 3 inch wide strips to make a really really really long ruffle that I attached to the rough edge of the one side seam I didn't sew together. I'm so glad I left the pocket on the shirt too!

It looks especially cute with my nifty owl pillow doesn't it? I played around with the position of the ruffle before I finally decided on sewing it to the opening of the pillow. My original plan was to sew the ruffles on similar to how I did it with this shirt. I just didn't have enough ruffles to make it work. It would have been super cute though either way.  My honey pillow has to be the softest pillowcase I've ever had. Maybe he can accidentally ruin a matching shirt so I could sew up another. :)



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1 comment:

MessyMissy said...

Aw, that's so cute. I love the way the pillow turned out, and how your "honey" recycles.