Last year I took part in the 12 Days of Christmas Swop and on day twelve I relieved this rad sugar skull long sleeve t-shirt.
Unfortunately it was way too big for me and also way to big for Rich - but I loved the design so much, I didn't want to give it away! However, I also didn't want to leave it sitting in our drawer doing nothing. It seemed like a waste. I loved the design so much.
I figured I'm pretty handy with a sewing machine so I can do SOMETHING with the shirt to make it more useful. I have been wanting to make some cushions for the couch, so that's what I decided to do.Initially I thought I would make a square shaped cushion. But then I decided skull shaped is so much better!
This is a really simple project - all you need to do is find an old t-shirt, cut out the shape of the pillow you want, sew it up leaving a small space to put in the stuffing (in my case an old pillow that had gone "flat") and when you've finished stuffing it whip stitch up the end and you're done. This guy came out much better than I expected - I'm super happy with the result.