Surprise Pillow

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This was a quick and easy T-shirt-to-pillow upcycle, but it was extra fun because the person who gave up the T-shirt (my mother-in-law!) thought that one of her favorite items of clothing was heading for the rag bag due to some spots and tears (luckily not on the parts I wanted to use!) and was SO surprised (and happy!) to see it return in its new form. This pretty design, a combination of applique and embroidery, appeared on the front of the T-shirt. A smaller version appeared on one sleeve, which I cut off and stitched to the corner. Oh, and at the last minute I decided to a-la-mode it a bit with some different sizes and shapes of pastel buttons in the centers of the flowers. Now Vida has a little garden blooming on her sofa! ♥

14 responses »

  1. OMG, this is sooo adorable. Who would have thought to use a t-shirt in this way. Very creative and so kind of you to surprise your MIL with it.

  2. What a great idea! And sooooo cute. I bet your mum-in-law smiles everytime she sees it. Very cool to find a way to keep a special piece around.
    Nice work!
    Cheers,
    Laura

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