Create Comfy Pillow Keepsakes from Clothing

Over the last 20 years, Beth Sullivan has made memory quilts and pillows while breathing new life into some of her drawers' most cherished clothing items. From T-shirts and polos to ties and baseball hats, Beth shows you how to repurpose and recycle clothes into a keepsake pillow project. 

Beth guides you through assessing your shirts and other garments, helping you choose the perfect pillow style that suits your needs. Whether it's stuffed pillows using a single shirt or multiple pieces or the easy double fringe method for a no-sew option, you'll explore various techniques suitable for all skill levels. Beth also provides detailed instructions for creating quilted pillows, including a folded fabric back and a clever false binding edge that conceals all raw edges. Discover the endless possibilities beyond T-shirts as Beth demonstrates how to incorporate alternative materials such as ties and hats. Whether you're a beginner looking for a quilting project or need a quick gift idea, this course is an ideal opportunity to embark on a creative journey while repurposing cherished clothing into meaningful memory pillows. 

What you will learn

  • Turn special clothing items into personalized memory pillows, keeping cherished moments close

  • Learn three different pillow styles - stuffed, fringe, and quilted - with options for using smaller items in a grid design

  • For folks with no sewing machine, discover the easy double fringe method for tying shirts around pillow forms

  • Explore alternative materials like ties and hats, expanding the range of items that can be transformed into unique pillows.

  • Ideal for sewing and quilting novices, this course provides a beginner-friendly introduction to creating meaningful and functional pillows

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

No-Sew Option!

Beth includes a no-sew option with fringe. This is a great project to do with beginner crafters. There is something for all levels of crafters.

T-Shirt Pillows: Upcycled Keepsake Decor

Transform cherished shirts, T’s, ties and hats into comfy memory pillows with step-by-step sewing and quilting techniques.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to T-Shirt Pillows

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Stuffed Pillows

    3 Videos

  • No Sew Fringe Pillows

    2 Videos

  • Quilted Pillows

    3 Videos

  • Folded Fabric Back

    1 Video

  • Using Hats and Ties

    1 Video

  • Examples of Pillows

    1 Video 1 Text