|Fraternity T-shirt Back|
|Fraternity T-shirt Front|
t-shirts. Online there is no difficulty finding many neat ideas for reusing favorite t-shirts but I've never before seen pillowcases.
I work for the Student Ministry at a local church and t-shirts are ordered for multiple events every year. By Christmas there remains a large selection of leftovers.
|Graphic T's Front|
|Graphic T's Back|
After seeing my previous t-shirt quilts one of our youth interns was interested in having a quilt made out of his many graphic t's. We struck a deal in which he cut the squares and provided the backing and I constructed the quilt.
With t-shirts on my mind and so many at my disposal I wanted to make a quick gift for all the interns. In retrospect I did make a t-shirt pillow case many years ago with some left over Christmas fabric and a white t-shirt. The idea popped up again and with a dip into the many wonderful remnants I am still working through I went to work.
|Front/Back with added fabric |
top and bottom.
|Decorative stripe with inside lining.|
An extra large shirt was too big for a standard sized pillow case. On this design I cut more fabric off the sides and made the pillow case to size with the coordinating fabric. This design also retained the neck.
|The neck was retained and filled in with fabric from the sleeve.|
The quilt I'd made for our intern had enough remnants to create matching pillow cases out of yet another shirt.
I expect these pillow cases will be used at times when a pillow may get thrown around on the vehicle floor, into a tent or out by the fire.
Situations where you don't want to mess up a "good" pillow case, which makes them perfect for anybody on a road trip, school trip, family trip or at scout camp, summer camp, church camp or on any kind of overnight adventure.
If you make a pillowcase I would love to see it, please post a link in your comments.
Happy Holidays, Happy Sewing!!