5-Minute T-Shirt Pillowcase

My boys have so many t-shirts….most that have seen better days.  One of the boys had a shirt I was particularly fond of {I love the silly thing!} and couldn’t part with no matter how hard I tried.  It had a tear underneath one of the arm pits that could not be patched but the rest of it was in pretty good shape.  I had the idea that it was about the size of a standard pillowcase and already had a finished seam at the bottom.  With nothing to lose I pulled out my serger  and got to work.  In less than 5 minutes I had a pillowcase.  

T-Shirt to Pillowcase Tutorial: 

1.  Turn your t-shirt inside out and smooth it flat.  Next, sew/serge a straight line from the bottom hem up past the sleeve to the shoulder seam.  Do this on both sides.  I ‘eyed’ mine up but you could certainly mark a straight line from the bottom up past the sleeve to the shoulder seam.   

2.  With the front neckline facing upward, stitch from one side seam to the other.  Again, you can mark a straight line from side to side but I just visualized my line.  

4.  Turn your shirt/pillowcase right side out and add your pillow.  That’s it!  A quick and easy way to recycle / repurpose a t-shirt.  

hugs, mb 

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    Debra Kapellakis says

    Thank you for giving me a way to use the ones I just couldn’t toss or use as kitchen rags.

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    That is a cool and those Life Is Good shirts are really cute! Great idea! Thanks for linking up and shring this week at the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Chnage! Please come back again soon!!!
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    Audra Curtis says

    I found you through Jillee and I think I love you!!! (You know – in an I-want-to-be-your-best-friend kind of way.)

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      mb says

      You brought the biggest smile to my face…thanks for your sweetness my new BFF : )

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    lisa says

    This is an awesome idea. I wanted to buy something for my nephew as he goes off to college but I don’t have any extra cash. Now I can make him something that will remind him of home. Thank you so much!