Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Whatever Wednesday

I did another project that is not a quilt BUT it is fabric.

My DS1 has a ... nope, let me start again.

My DS1 HAD a favorite t-shirt which was so uuuused and tireddd, full of holes with fraying neckline ribbing. I told him I was trowing it out. He has many nice t-shirts in his closet. "Yes, but I like THIS one!" he said. Too bad!! Out to the trash goes the t-shirt.

I should have taken a picture of the t-shirt before hand but you all know what a worn out t-shirt looks like so ... against my best judgement I decided not to throw away the t-shirt but to give it a second life.

The playroom sports many pillows and, of course, a few are favorites and one of them was very ... loved and needed a new cover. You know where I am going with this, right? hehehe!

I pulled out some old fabric, the really heavy cotton so stiff and tightly woven, the likes we made men's working pants with back when I was a kid. How could we walked with those pants??  Anywho. With the help of the sewing machine, I appliqued the skateboard that used to adorn his favorite t-shirt onto the canvas-like fabric.

It did such a wonderful job. This is my FIRST time at machine applique and it was so much fun. I was expecting puckers and tucks but none occurred. I am so proud of myself. Maybe it is just beginner's luck but still ... I am so proud of myself! Yeah!

Ta-dAH!! New pillow with old t-shirt.
I have enjoyed this so much that when I was done with the pillow, I looked around the sewing room to see what else could I applique. :^D. Yes, you will see more things like this from me. It's FUN!!

Until next time ...


P.S. yes, the boys love it too!!

I am joining Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict for "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop" kind of fun.


  1. great save of the T shirt.....

  2. Great make and good recycling. xx

  3. Wonderful, Chantal! It's not beginners luck - you've got a way with fabric!

  4. What a great repurposing of that T-shirt. I invite you to link this post and the Shakespeare in the Park one to WIPs Be Gone, Chantal. It will open tomorrow - congrats on all your progress!

  5. Machine applique is great fun, unless the bobbin runs out...... or you manage to sew another piece of the project in underneath what you are trying to applique..... Yep. Managed both today. LOL.

  6. Good job on the machine applique! I've been thinking about giving it a try ... and based on your success, it might happen sooner rather than later.


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