But as all little boys are known to do, he grew so fast and his favorite shirt no longer fit him. I mentioned this in passing to one of his teachers and she gave me the brilliant idea of turning it into a pillow. Genius! Unfortunately, I don't own a sewing machine, nor do I know how to sew. Heat n Bond to the rescue!
This stuff is amazing for people like me who don't know how to sew but still want to do all these fun projects. I cut off the sleeves right above the red part so I was able to use the rest of the seam that was already part of the shirt. I turned the shirt inside out and sealed the sleeves and the bottom like that so the raw edges wouldn't be exposed. Once I
sewed ironed those seams, all that was left open was the collar. I got some stuffing from JoAnn Fabrics and put in a nice amount until it seemed really soft. Lastly, I used the heat n bond to close up the top. It was a little tricky to iron a rounded edge that was really puffy, but I think it turned out great!
I recently washed it and was concerned if it would hold up or not. I put it inside a pillow case and washed it on a delicate cycle and let it air dry. I had to fluff it up a little afterwards because the stuffing wasn't perfectly distributed, but it came out just fine. Now he has a favorite pillow to snuggle with!