For special occasions I always try to give something that will be kind of a keepsake. Several years ago when my nephew was graduating from high school I went to a place that puts anything you want on t-shirts. I had the name of his school and team put on the front side, and his last name with his football number on the back side. I bought the t-shirt in one of the school colors, and had the lettering done in the other color.
Then I made it into a large size throw pillow. I did this by sewing the ends of the sleeves and the bottom shut. Then I stuffed it with a lot of fiberfill stuffing, and then hand sewed the neckline shut.
Source: I guess it came out of my own head, because I didn't remember seeing how to do it anyplace else.
By redhatterb from Sioux Falls, SD
By the way did you try making a throw pillow out of an old t-shirt to see how it looked?
No, I didn't make a sample pillow. I started sewing when I was 8-9 years old and have a tendency to rush in where angels fear to tread. At the time I made this pillow I was probably about 60 years old. I am now 69, so my age then is just a guess.
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