Y'all remember this brown lined dress-shirt that I turned from this...
|Before: First time around|
|After: first transformation|
|After: from behind|
If not, you can check the process at this previous post.
At the end of that post, I wrote "I imagine that when I get tired of this, it may make another good transformation into a decorative pillow ;)" Well, I got tired of it pretty fast. So can you guess what I re-made? That's right, a decorative pillow!
I had these old, lumpy, flat throw pillows that were heading to the bin when I had an idea: what if I could sew 2 flat pillows together to make one fluffy pillow? So I did :)
|Lumpy, flat throw pillows|
I lined each edge together and carefully sewed the edges together (I thought of hiding some special message between the pillows before sewing them up, but I couldn't think of anything good).
|Sewing the edges together|
Once the pillows were sewn together, it had so much volume; it was like brand new! Buuuuuuut I forgot to take a photo (sorry!).
Now on to the pillowcase.
I turned the shirt inside out and wrapped it around the pillow for sizing, buttoning it up. Then I sewed up the sides and cut off the entire sleeves.
|Sewed and cut off the sleeves|
Next I pinned and sewed the bottom of the shirt closed.
|Sewing straight across the bottom|
After that I put the pillow in for fit and carefully pinned and sewed the top edge across the collar (with the pillow inside).
|Pinning across the collar|
Finally, I cut off all the excess and fake-serged the edges so it wouldn't fray (without the pillow inside).
|Fake-serging the edges|
I turned the pillowcase right side in, put the pillow inside (it fit!), and buttoned it up the back, and I was done!
Here, again, is he very beginning photo of the shirt:
|Before: Brown lined dress shirt|
And here's its second life!
|After: Ruffled Pillowcase|
|After: button-up back|
|I think it matches my bed well, no?|
I hope you found inspiration from, or at least liked this transformation. Glad I could re-use both the pillows and the shirt to make something marvelous!
Until next time, blessings.