45. Reconstructed Shirt Cushions

shirt cushionsThese cushions take me right back to when I was a Home Economics student. Except I was sewing flat fabric into collars, sleeve plackets, tabs, armscye seams, cuffs and pockets.

Now, I’m taking well-washed thrift store shirts and vests apart, sleeve-by-collar, to make them into “flat” fabric again for cushion covers. Their buttons and zippers get to stay in, to become the opening to remove the covers for seasonal updates and washing.cushion openings

I usually find one or two shirts that I love per thrift store visit. Around here, they are $2-4 each.

When they’re finished, I give them names. Let me introduce you to:

The Gentle Man:The Gentle Man cushion

The Hugger:the hugger Collage

The No Wa(i)st(e):The No Wa(i)st(e)

The Mad Men:the mad men cushion

All Collars and Tails:all collars and tails cushion

shirt cushion Collage

Sharing with these environmentally-conscious link parties:

The Dedicated House, The Self-Sufficient HomeAcre Hop (FEATURED!), Our Delightful Home’s Show Me What You Got, Coastal Charm’s  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Creating My Way to Success’s A Round Tuit (FEATURED!), Little Red House’s Mosaic Monday, Cozy Little House’s Tweak-It-Tuesday, LilyWhite Designs, The Farmhouse Porch’s The Cowgirl Up, Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Tuesday’s Treasures, Knick of Time Tuesday, PJH Designs One of a Kind, Elizabeth & Co, The Ironstone Nest’s Transformation Tuesday, Clean & Scentsible’s The Creative Spark, Savvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, Primp Your Stuff, The Thrifty Home, DIY by Design: Winter Blues Wednesday, Green Eggs & Goats’ Farmhouse Style Blog Hop, Creative Cain Cabin’s Budget Decorating Party




14 thoughts on “45. Reconstructed Shirt Cushions

  1. My son and his girlfriend live in separate states right now. I think if I took one of his shirts and it into a gift for her it would be so fun! Great idea – thanks. (Stopped by from Farmhouse Style Blog Hop)

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  3. These are so great and I love that you gave them names! I’ll be grabbing a couple of shirts next time I go to the thrift store. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. We love it when you take something and Transform it into something new. Hugs, Peggy

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