What is the best way to make a cushion out of old shirts?
- Placing the other back pillow piece on top of it, with the right side facing down, will complete the look. Place this on the raw edges of the cushion on the other side from where the hems meet in the centre. Sew along all four edges after pinning them together. If you want to prevent the knit from stretching, use a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine.
What can I use to stuff a pillow?
Scraps of fabric, yarn, or old clothing can be used to make pillow filling, as can old shoes. For the best results, cut the cloth into small pieces before sewing it together. It is likely that a pillow created with recycled filling would be less fluffy than a cushion made from other materials.