Fall Flannel Shirt Pillow
This fall flannel shirt pillow can be made as a fall accent pillow or some sewers prefer to make beautiful Memory Pillows from shirts were once worn by some special. When flannel is wash it gets softer with age and some flannels will make you feel cuddly and maybe even require a nap.
A memory pillow can be made from a simple flannel shirt. It’s especially easy to make if you are using a button-down shirt.
You’re going to need the following materials for your project:
- 16″ to 18″ ultra poly down blend pillow insert
- Button-down flannel shirt, larger shirt to create larger pillows
- Sewing machine and serger if possible
- Matching Thread or something close to your fabric
- Sharp Scissors, I prefer Kai Scissors hands down! I have been sewing home decor over 20 years and you will never regret purchasing Kai Scissors.
Easy Fast Method:
- The first thing you’re going to want to do is turn the flannel shirt inside out. Cut the front and rear layers at a time so it can be immediately pinned so it all stays lined up nicely. When you cut out the square, ensure that you avoid the that buttons. It’s best to mark the back buttons with a piece of tape. This can also help center them in the pillow.
- Cut the square 2 Inch larger than the finished flannel shirt pillow size.
- Finished pillow size 16” square
- Your Pillow insert will be 18” square (normally the insert is 2” larger than the finished pillow)
- Your cut size will be 17” x 17” which will allow a ½” seam allowance
- Sew the squares (front and back) together.
- Un button the opening and turn the shirt pillow right side out
- Insert the pillow inside of the pillow cover and button it back together.
- This pillow is very easy and below I will show a little more detail to making this Flannel Shirt Pillow.
- There is no right way and no wrong way to make this pillow. Most important is that your happy with your project.
Download the instructions for a Flannel Shirt Pillow below:
- Select a few flannel shirts that match your décor. You can pre-wash them if you want. I just pressed the shirt and removed the wrinkles. love the Reliable Velocity 200IR Iron .
If you’re not sure about measurements you can cut a square piece of paper or Skirtex for a pattern and place it on the shirt front, it is easier to cut the shirt apart on the side seams and around the sleeves to create 2 pieces of fabric.
I wanted a contrast color for the back of the pillow, so it s you to use the yoke on the back of the shirt for accent.
Remove the yoke from the shirt leaving ½” below the top stitching on the bottom of the yoke, press the fabric towards the wrong side and you can just top stitch the yoke to the pillow back fabric.
Stitch the yoke to the fabric along all 3 edges and pin in place if needed. I prefer to serge or over lock all raw edges of both the top and bottom fabrics.
Now pin both fabrics squares right sides together and stitch all 4 sides allowing a ½” seam allowance
Unbutton the buttons and turn the pillow right sides out. Then you can insert the pillow insert in to your new flannel shirt pillow
Voila, now you have a beautiful Fall Flannel Shirt Pillow
Continue to remember the special people in your past or close friends from the past. You may be unsure of what to do with their clothing after they have passed away. It can be particularly tough to throw away clothing they wore a lot, connecting them to your memory. Here is an easy way you can turn their clothing into a visible reminder of them for years to come.