Mens dress shirts make nice pillows for the bedroom as they are typically light weight and more delicate than you would think when transformed into a pillow. I actually had more fun with women's dress shirts. There were more textures and patterns, and the shirts had embellishments that lent to the design of the shirt.
Here's the project:
Here is my template. I used presentation board and went ahead and made 2 sizes for future use. I just measured a square and then curved the corners so the pillow would not have weak corners.
I outlined my template with marker
I did all the cutting in one sitting. Here are 9 pillows, cut and ready to go.
Then I ironed. It was important to get the button placket flat so it would sew without bunching
To keep things flowing I just ironed one, put another on top, ironed it, and just kept going.
I then ran them through the sewing machine. 8 of 9 had buttons somewhere on front, so I could sew all 4 sides. Don't they look great
Here is the collection complete. I added embellishments and extra buttons where I thought it was needed. I have more pillow shams than I have pillow inserts... at least till tomorrow.
Ps the pillows are slightly smaller than the sham to get that stuffed look I like.
This former green shirt has this nice ruffle on it. I was sure to cut it out and place it on the pillow where it belongs. I will be bringing them to the store in the morning. I got a call that a large piece of furniture sold, so I have to go move things around and close the hole... until I find something else got sell.