So when my father passed away, my sister and I got nuttin'. No, no, we're not bitter (I'm trying to convince myself of that). Well I suppose she did get something, she got some books. But whatever, I don't really count those. I hold on to the fact that my boys got something special of his and I suppose that's my share in a way. So when I stumbled on this following idea I called my mom and secretly hoped she hadn't gotten rid of any of his clothes yet. She hadn't. Thank goodness for grief. Am I right? (I'M KIDDING, JEESH!).
So for now I've taken possession of all of my dad's dress shirts. I've pulled two out of the bunch to convert for my own keepsies and I figure eventually I'll turn all of them (including my two) into throw pillows!! What's that? What it is is a brilliant idea! I think it's pretty cool that my dad once wore my throw pillows. Wha-what?
So here goes. I picked up some pillow forms at a garage sale for a buck each. So basically these pillows cost me a buck each, not a bad score. I measured the pillow, this particular one was 16 inches x 16 inches. So I cut my material into a 16 inch square. I didn't add much room to spare as I wanted it to be taut and not all loosey goosey. I decided to include the pocket. The inspiration photo I originally came across did not include the pocket, but I think it adds character and gives the impression that it was once a dress shirt.
Once my squares were cut out I flipped them so the outsides were facing each other and I pinned them together . Then I ran all four sides through my sewing machine. Upon completion of all four sides I unbuttoned the shirt and inserted the pillow form. Then I straightened it all out and did the buttons up again. Et VOILA! A throw pillow reminiscent of my daddio.