Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Making Pillows

 I have two t-shirts and one sweatshirt that I bought on three different vacations.  What they have in common is embroidery.  The sweatshirt was a favorite and as with many favorite pieces of clothing got too much use and stains.  The embroidery was still very nice so I kept it.  Same for the shirts. Then the idea came to me to make them into pillows.  At first I thought I would cut out the embroidered part but then realized the fabric was fine for making the pillows.

The sweatshirt from Montana

A t-shirt from Alaska

Inside view of embroidery from Victoria, Cananda

I don't know how long I have held on to this idea but since moving to NH I realized I should go ahead and tackle this project.  With advice from daughter Emily who surpasses me with her sewing skills and borrowing one of her sewing machines, 

I have completed one pillow.  Here's the back. I overlapped the bottom edges of the front and back of the shirt to make it a pocket pillow.

And the front.  

I think when finished these will end up on our bed.