Accents are a great way to make an old piece of furniture feel new again. Boomerangs’ curated selection is a great place to look for one of a kind vases, trinkets, and artwork, but did you know that a shirt can also be of use when looking to add a pop of texture and color to a room? Here’s how we turned a $1 button-down shirt into a throw pillow.
Find a pillow form and a shirt that is similar in size. This shirt came from the Boomerangs $1 rack! Turn the shirt inside out and lay the form on top. We were sure to include the breast pocket as a fun element.
Trace around the pillow. After making a rough drawing remove the pillow and trace again with a straight edge like a ruler to ensure clean lines.
Begin stitching all around the outline of your pillow form. Leave about ¼ inch border around the outline of the pillow to allow your cover to expand when the pillow is inside.
If the shirt you are using has buttons you can sew a complete square. If you are using a shirt that does not have buttons, you will have to sew 3 ½ sides, leaving ½ open to flip your fabric inside out and to insert your pillow form. After your shirt is turned right side out again, you can complete the last seam.