Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pajama Pillow Upcycle {how-to}


I did something crazy a few weekends ago — I took out my sewing machine (gasp!). I had promised my son that I would take his favorite Angry Bird pajama pants (that no longer fit him) and make them into a pillow. 

It seemed like an easy enough idea; it was the getting started part that was difficult. Well, as you can see below, he was quite happy I stuck to my word (finally!).


When we went to buy the filler for the Angry Birds pillow, I bought a larger package because it was on sale. As we walked through JoAnn Fabrics, we saw a rolled up pack of the last of the fabric from this NY Yankees fleece. We already had this fleece last year when we made a blanket. It was perfect! 


Why not make second pillow! I had bought extra filler and carved out the time to create. It turned into a wonderful Sunday. Nate sat by my side and we made these together. The Yankees one was an easier, no-sew pillow (which was helpful).


As you can tell by this enormous grin, he's pretty darn happy! In the spirit of being grateful in November, I am grateful for this grinning face. I love that we can spend these times together making things — and memories.

Thanks for stopping to see my project. I included instructions in the first image in this post, so feel free to PIN IT and make your own Pajama Pants Pillow when you get around to it.

4 comments:

Sara Zenger said...

Your full of great ideas! I really love these!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a great way to recycle outgrown PJs. This is wonderful, Diana!

laura said...

That is an awesome idea. Makes more sense than the 100's of cheer t-shirts my daughter had in high school. How many pillows can you have, lol

Lynn Le5 said...

Sweet! Great idea!