How to Make FALL PILLOWS from Thrift Store Shirts

If you were around the last two years, you saw fall home decor made from thrift store sweaters.  Click the images below for posts you’d like to review.

Acorn Pillow DIY

Acorn Pillow DIY

 

DIY Thrifted Sweater Pillow

Thrifted Sweater Fall Pillow DIY

 

DIY Sleeve Pumpkins

DIY Sleeve Pumpkins

This includes front-button shirts, too.

Fall Flannel Pillows DIY

Several years ago, I pulled HH’s pin-point dress shirt from the stack that was headed for donation.  I made a pillow in only 15 minutes, and we still enjoy using it (Men’s Shirt Pillow DIY).   If that’s not enough to convince you that you can be a thrift store remix queen, one final thrifted redo should do the trick – the DIY Pillow From a Thrifted Chico’s Jacket.

free-videos-herePillows made from thrifted shirts, sweaters, and jackets are the easiest and most rewarding DIY!  Why is the fabric for men’s shirts so much smoother and nicer to the touch than women’s clothing?

After prepping Spunky Daughter’s bench for fall, I realized how lacking my supply is for fall pillows (indoor and out).  I visited our local Salvation Army store for some fast remedies.

How to Easily Make FALL PILLOWS from Thrift Store Shirts @CurtainQueenCreates.com

I came home with several plaid shirts and sweaters in earthy, fall colors.

 

After making the video, I continued sewing the remaining pillows for SD’s porch bench and our porch seating.

Thrift Store Shirts for Fall Pillows

The orange sweater was so fun to make!  It’s very easy to invert the sweater and stitch along three sides as explained with the green sweater in the video.  After inverting, pin five ten-inch ribbon sections to the top edge on front and back.

Sweater Pillow DIY

Aren’t the ribbons fun?

Sweater Pillow DIY

These pillows were in all types of configurations until SD took the two she wanted for her bench – the green sweater to the left and the green plaid to the right.

DIY Thrift Shirt Pillows

I made the green sweater pillow with vintage buttons along the top edge that connect the opening through buttonholes.

Sweater Pillow with Vintage Buttons

The back side has more vintage buttons – non working and for decoration alone.

Sweater Pillow with Vintage Buttons

There are more new pillows on the swing, which we’ll discuss another day.

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I’ll have that “how to” for you soon.

DIY Thrift Shirt Pillows

SD sent this picture of her porch bench last night.  She has plenty of leaves there – always, broom or no broom.  😉

Fall Porch Bench

Do you need fall porch pillows?  Is it time to visit your nearest thrift store?

Blessings~

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Sharing at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

 

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  1. says

    Perfect timing! I was just thinking I wanted some fall colored pillows for the couch, but didn’t want to spend a lot or have to make them from scratch. I will check out a thrift store this week and see what I can find.