Perfect as a first project!
Perfect last minute housewarming gift!
All you need is an Aloha Shirt. (Or any button down shirt.)
Button the buttons.
Cut up the side seams all the way through the sleeves, so that the shirt can open up and lay flat. You can separate by cutting through the shoulders if you like, but the sides is good enough.
Cut the back into a 19" x 19" square also.
Sew the entire square, reinforcing the stitches where the button sections are.
Unbutton it and turn it right side out.
Seriously, this took longer to write up, than it did to actually make!
Let me know if you make one too!