Do you have a particular piece of clothing that is a bear to iron, that you don’t wear because you know it’ll have to be ironed again? Just in case you love to iron as much as I do, I have a solution for you. Make a bee hive pillow out of it!
When I saw this bee hive graphic from Graphics Fairy, I knew I had to use it for this project. I transferred the image using CitraSolv onto a scrap of drop cloth fabric. I cut 2 strips of fabric from one of hubby’s shirts as well as the button placket. Shhh, yes it was his shirt that I got tired of ironing 😉 . I also cut 2 pieces of drop cloth fabric for the back. Measurements will vary depending on the size pillow you want. Measurements for my pillow are on the picture below.
Sew one strip of the shirt fabric to each end of the graphic piece.
For the back, hem one end of one piece of the drop cloth fabric. On the other piece, sew the button hole placket to one edge.
Place the front piece face up and place the placket piece face down on top of it, lining up the outside edges. The button placket will be in the center.
Place the hemmed piece on top, face down with the hemmed edge toward the center. It will overlap the placket.
Stitch around all sides and turn right side out.
Pop in a pillow insert and you’re done!. (This pillow wasn’t a standard size, so I had to make an insert.)
HINT: For a full pillow, make your insert an inch or two larger than your pillow cover.
I’m not sure if I should add buttons to the back. The pillow stays closed without them and I kind of like the look of the button holes. What do you think?