I made a pretty stupid mistake on Ebay a while ago. I wanted to buy an old 1980's Spurs football shirt (which can be pretty pricey) so when I searched for one and found it going for £9 with only moments remaining I bought it. When it arrived I could not help but laugh as it was a child's shirt! That will teach me to check a listing properly even when in a rush.
I thought about selling it on Ebay but decided that it was pretty cute and that I would try and make it into a cushion (a theme is emerging here!) based on the type seen here:
Tonight I decided to get on with it. I set up my sewing machine using this video for guidance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm83zA5-Yyk (I have such a gap between projects that I can never remember how to sort out the bottom thread - I am hoping to be doing more projects so when I don't have to google it I will have progressed!).
I simply sewed across the bottom of the shirt, sewed the end of the sleeves and then sewed half of the collar. Then I stuffed the shirt fully with some feathers from an old cushion - DON'T DO THIS! I made a total mess and I am sure that I will be finding feathers everywhere for months. Once I had cleaned it all up I then ran the rest of the collar through the machine and voila - a finished cushion. If I had not had to vac up all the feathers I think it would have taken about 20 minutes. I am pretty pleased with the final result and I might make myself a large one with one of my old shirts at a later date. My Husband, who does not support the same team, is not impressed that I have managed to get more Spurs based interiors in the house!
The finished result: