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DIY Upcycled Shirt to Pillow Cover

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Do you like the look of my revamped blog so far? I decided to do a bit of housecleaning after I attended the Singapore Mom Bloggers first event a few weeks back - I think all of us were raring to go with our new blog ideas.  The revamp is taking a bit of time because I'm using Blogger rather than Wordpress.  And because of the choice of platform, I am having so much trouble organising my posts into categories! I wish I had paid more attention to them when I first started blogging. I'll get there eventually, so please bare with me. 







Anyway, you might remember the way my white blouse went when I attempted to dye them naturally with flowers. Well, I decided to cover the stains with circular patches of jean materials from old jeans (I used one of them for a necklace). I originally wanted it to be a shirt with jean patches but then one reader asked whether I was making a quilt. Alarm bells set off and true enough I did look like a quilt. In the end, I decided to convert the whole thing into a pillow/cushion cover. 







One of the things I learnt from this project (other than to not look like a quilt) is that I should have pinned and sewed discs onto the garment in stages. I had not done this and so I kept getting poked and scratched by the sewing pins!

Once I had the discs sewn on, I turned the shirt inside out, and cut the shirt below the sleeves. The shirt was then sewn up, as indicated in the image below. And, that's it!




I'm glad I made this pillow cover, and not wear it! Hope you agree :-)





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  1. Such a lovely piece of work, Aggy! Love the new layout too!

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  2. This is awesome! I like your new look very much, btw;)!

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    1. Thanks, PC. It must be after the blog meet!

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  3. What a great way to use old jeans, and this would work with bags too, love it.

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  4. Can we be friends, haha! I love upcycling, repurposing and just started sewing with a machine I scored for $17 at a garage sale. I've only seen 2 of your posts that were linked up to Creative Spark, but I'm following you on social media and about to track you down on Bloglovin. Fun stuff!

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  5. This came out so great! It looks like I could buy it at anthropologie! What a great job! Thanks so much for linking up last week with the Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you link up again today! http://bit.ly/1t2Ohhl

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