A friend asked me to make pillows from her father's favorite shirts. I purchased shirts from salvation army to make samples for her to visualize how they would look. Shirt Pillow
Men's dress shirts and a Woman's lace blouse purchased from salvation army.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I purchased standard pillow forms from JoAnns with the idea that the pillow covers could be mailed and the recipient could purchase the forms at a local hobby store to reduce mailing costs when necessary. The men's shirts used a 16" square and a 12x16" form and the women's used a 12" form.
The shirts were cut so the button front and front pockets were on the pillow.
These have great potential. We decided to use piping on her shirts which dressed them up a little. She is considering putting something special in the pockets but I am not sure what she selected. For larger pillows I can visualize making a quilted top, 4 patch, etc.