I needed to make a surprise gift for a friend of mine. As everyone does at such a moment. I looked on the internet for inspiration. I search Pinterest. I found a pillow made out of an old button up shirt.
This was a great idea.
I would make a pillow out of an old shirt. Not just a any kind a pillow that would look like a scouts uniform.
I would fill it up with paper and the presents I bought for her.
Then I just needed to start making it.
I found an old button up shirt that was white. And I needed it to be a light brown. So I let it soak in coffee for a while.
Now my shirt was the right colour.
I put it on the table a drew a big square on it. The top needed to be the shoulders. I cut the square out and sew it right sides together.
Now I already had some sort of pillow.
I made two front pockets and a scarf.
Then I needed the logo’s on the pockets and I also wanted her name on it.
So I printed the logo’s and her name out. Found an old piece of see trough plastic table cloth. Cut out the logo so it formed a stencil for the logo’s.
I used regular paint to put the logo’s on the blouse.
I stuffed the pillow with old newspaper and her presents.
She absolutely loved it.