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« on: July 18, 2006 11:57:19 AM »

A really good friend of mine has recently been having me help him clean is room. It's no small task, the room hasn't been touched in years and he's a huge pack rat. But he's been doing a really good job of throwing out old papers and pulling out old stuff he doesn't need anymore to donate. The last time I was over helping I uncovered this shirt:

He told me that it was his favorite, but it's really old and coming apart so he's just been holding onto it not wanting to seperate from it. I told him that I could just turn it into a pillow, that way it can still be used.

I'm a knitter mostly. I don't really sew I'd love to but I just haven't gotten around to teaching myself yet. So I'm mainly looking for so tips. I figure it's an easy recon and I can figure it out so I feel really silly asking. The biggest issue I see is that around the dragon there are a few rips:

Sorry the pics kinda suck I still don't have a camera and my room's lighting is horrible.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006 11:15:31 PM »

hmm well if it were me I'd just stitch up the small rips by hand and then make it into a pillow by machine...

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2006 05:55:03 AM »

I would iron on a very light weight interfacing onto the back to hold the whole thing together. Once a tshirt starts ripping, it's basically going to fall apart in no time, so you'll want something more permanent than mending.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006 08:30:59 AM »

Thanks for the replies. I'll have to go out to get the interfacing then.
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2006 01:12:52 PM »

if you dont fancy using interfacing (keeping in mind the pic wont come up on my computer) you could cut out the design and stitch it onto another fabric to make the pillow out of? excluding the rips when you cut. interfacing is probably more long lasting i should imagine though? im no expert, but there ya go ^_^

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006 01:18:01 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion... I've never used interfacing so I don't really know whether I'd like it or not, but I'm taking any and all suggestions to consideration.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2006 02:42:51 PM »

Use some fray check and then some light hand stitching..It will work. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006 09:19:25 PM »

Use some fray check and then some light hand stitching..It will work. Smiley
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