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Thread: Repurposed Men's shirt

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    Repurposed Men's shirt

    I have been sorting, destashing, cutting and kitting this week. So when I got to the 3 men's shirts to deconstruct, I decided to look for options as I had a shirt that I just didn't want to cut up. I found this blog with an idea other than just cutting up the shirt for strips and such. If I only had a wool sweater to felt...
    http://blog.betzwhite.com/2009/09/ea...d-pillows.html

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    Cute idea!

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    Great ideas here! Thanks for sharing!
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    Clever, clever, clever and oh so cute! Thanks for the link! Check out your local thrift stores for wool sweaters.
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    Very nice idea for sure .. I took a man's shirt and turned it into an apron for each one of the older 2 grands .. they loved it ..
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    I made pillows just like these years ago....for 4-H. I used flannel on the back side then, but now I might try it again with minkie. Thanks for the memories....

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    Great idea for used clothes. I do the envelope back for covers soon much quicker and easier to change out

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    What a great and time saving tip this is! I have a few pillows to make soon for a friend from her father's ties. She also gave me some shirts so I think I will be using those shirts for the pillow backing. For me, it will be easier to do that than put in a zipper or other closure .... plus she will be happy to have the shirts included. Thanks for this link. (I used to read Betz White's blog all the time.)

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    I'd like to see the aprons - and instructions for a "newbie"......

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    Cute idea......Sewing with Nancy had some great ideas also....

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