The thing is, I still love the shirts...especially the ones I feel I have really earned with a marathon or the half marathons. And some are really cool! It seems a waste to have them sitting in my drawer under the shirts I do wear. Eventually I said enough is enough. Do something useful with them. So I made this....
|Go small and lumpy!|
Once you cut out your squares/rectangles determine the pattern you want. I then pulled out my sewing machine and started sewing them together and I didn't care about thread color. Sorry Mom. Make sure you are sewing them so each square/rectangle is facing the way you want it to. You can do this by hand if you have the time and don't own a machine. I am way too impatient for that and you will see that later.
Then face the outside of the pillow inside and sew around three edges. Leave one edge open to turn the pillow right side out and then begin stuffing with fluff. This is wear things get fun and darling daughter loves to help. You can by Fiber fill from many stores....even your neighborhood Wal-Mart....but we reused a pillow this time. I had a long body pillow we no longer used that we tore into, fluffed up, and converted in this pillow. I then turned the edges in and stitched shut with the sewing machine. It is hard to do it this way with a stuffed pillow and I know hand stitching is best but remember, I said I was too impatient for that. And ta-da! You have a new pillow and can showcase your race accomplishments!
|And other shirts work!|