How To Make A T Shirt Into A Pillow

Repurpose a Band T-shirt

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We take our kids to concerts, well I should say their aunt takes them more than we do! The girls are teens now but over the years they have collected quite a few band t-shirts and as they grow, they grow out of them. There are some shirts more than others that they would like to keep. So I offered to make a pillow from a recently outgrown shirt. Using a pillow insert from Fairfield World makes this craft easy to do. I ordered a 2 pack of 14″ pillow inserts on Amazon.

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pillow insert package


  • T-shirt
  • Pillow Insert
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • scissor
  • chalk marker
  • needle
  • ruler


band t-shirt

mark the top seam – turn inside out
pin and trim

sew the seam


mark the bottom seam, pin, leave an opening

sew the bottom seam and trim off any extra fabric

because the design went up into the sleeve area, I sewed the sides at an angle

insert the pillow to check the size

hand sew the opening closed

make sure to hide the stitches