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Maker Monday: No-Sew Fan Pillow

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Sally Quinn
April02/ 2018

This week’s Maker Monday project celebrates the sports world with No-Sew Fan Pillows made from T-shirts. Diehard fans usually have loads of Tees that have been outgrown or set aside for newer models, so this project is a way of upcycling exciting sports memories. You can choose from a kid’s personal sports history in soccer or T-ball, or go with a March Madness college favorite. We went with a Pirates shirt in honor of today’s home opener.

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Supplies:

T-shirt

Pillow insert

Ruler Pins

Scissors

Pen

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Smooth out the T-shirt and lay flat. Cut off the sleeves. Measure the pillow and pin the outline onto the T-shirt, being sure to pin between the two layers.

Measure 2 and 1/2 inches from the pin outline and mark with the pen. Use the ruler to connect your marks on all four sides.

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Cut along the pen line.

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Cut into the edge up to the pin line, making a cut about every inch, all the way around. Unpin the bottom of the pillow and slide the insert inside. Tie each fringe front to back with a double knot. Continue on all four sides.

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And there you have your Fan Pillow!

For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 30 years. She appreciates all that Pittsburgh offers families and has a blast guiding her 10 grandkids to new discoveries. Sally welcomes your comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

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