Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sew What's Up #3

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Sew What's up with Madison #3

As most of you know, I LOVE to sew.  When I design or create a project that I think you might enjoy I will share it with you here on my blog.  Maybe it will inspire you to dust off your sewing machine!

-Body Pillow-

Like most teens, I have a collection of t-shirts. These include shirts I got on missions trips, sports jerseys, and other special t's. I no longer wear them all but I am not ready to part with them.  For this project, I chose a variety of my favorite t-shirts and made a body pillow that will sit on my bed.

 Here are the front squares sewn together.

And here are the back squares sewn together.

I did not make this so the that the front of the pillow and the back of the pillow would match.  Notice that the "22" Jersey is not in the same spot in the front and in the back.  Of course you could make yours any way you like:)

I aded a zipper at one end so that the fiber filling could be removed and the pillow can be washed.  

Time to stuff the pillow with fiber fill.

It took approximately three bags of 20 oz. fiber fill to stuff this pillow.

To create this body pillow:
  1. Start by cutting each t-shirt into either 2 equal squares or rectangles, one for the front and one for the back.  
  2. Sew the pieces together as seen in the photos above creating two panels, one for the front, and one for the back. I did rectangles and had some shirts going one way, and some turned 90 degrees.
  3. Sew the front panel the the back panel leaving one end open.
  4. Add the zipper to the open end.
  5. Stuff with fiber fill.
  6. Put it on your bed and enjoy!
All done.  What do you think?

Look for future Sew What's Up With Madison blog posts.  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome idea!! I love to up-cycle stuff, and this could be a great memorabilia piece.

  2. This is AWESOME, Madison!! I have so many school tees from high school I would love to make something like this. What a great way to display memories :)

    Hugs, Sheena

  3. Thanks ladies:) I felt the same way. I didn't want to get rid of them.

  4. This is amazing!! What a great idea putting all your T-shirts together! I used to make small cushion Pillows out of my boys favorite T -Shirts that they didn't want to part with.. such as Sponge BoB... hehe
    I love your room.... it is gorgeous and look at all the bags and that dress! Is that scrapbooking paper on your wall???????????????????????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. My Sister loves the bodypillows!She is going to appreciate this!Wonderful!TFS
    Have a wonderful day,

  6. WOW! now i know what to do with my husbands rock t-shirts

    thank you for the idea



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