Natasha Benua
Natasha Benua
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U-SHAPE CUSHION - RECYCLING PROJECT

2 Materials
$0
5 Minutes
Easy

Usually, I'm donating my old clothes if it is in good condition, but not underwear, socks, and pyjamas. So I've decided to recycle my old pyjamas after losing 30% of my weight :)
For this project, you will need:
1 old double duvet 10,5 tog (or the guest one which you have no space where to keep)
1 old PJ trousers (UK sz 16-18)
2 elastic hairbands
1 piece of ribbon (~50cm)
1 safety pin
u shape cushion recycling project
U-SHAPE CUSHION - RECYCLING PROJECT
u shape cushion recycling project
For this project, you will need:
1 old double duvet 10,5 tog (or the guest one which you have no space where to keep)
1 old PJ trousers (UK sz 16-18)
2 elastic hairbands
1 piece of ribbon (~50cm)
1 safety pin
u shape cushion recycling project
Open couple stitches from the inside of the waist and pull the ribbon all through using a safety pin.
u shape cushion recycling project
Turn the PJ trousers inside-out and tie up each leg with the elastic band.
u shape cushion recycling project
Turn the PJ trousers inside-in.
u shape cushion recycling project
Roll the duvet
u shape cushion recycling project
Put the pyjama pants on the blanket roll
u shape cushion recycling project
Tighten the "belt" as tight as possible
u shape cushion recycling project
Tie the "belt" with a bow
u shape cushion recycling project
Hide the bow
u shape cushion recycling project
The U-CUSHION IS READY... Easy-peasy, fast and WASHABLE!
u shape cushion recycling project
And it is VERY-
u shape cushion recycling project
-VERY
u shape cushion recycling project
Comfortable :)
u shape cushion recycling project
I also made the heart-cushion out of the PJ top :)

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3 questions
  • Hva31450160
    on Dec 30, 2017

    I would love to make one of these, but I don't have a double duvet and would prefer not to have to buy one. Is there anything I could use instead?
    • Jan27486115
      on Dec 31, 2017

      I would try this I do not have an old duvet, I would ask a sponge shop to make the shape i want or purchase some soft pillows.
  • Gra2803579
    on Dec 30, 2017

    absolutely will do this. also love your afghan...did you make it?


    • Kayla Gallagher
      on Dec 31, 2017

      I agree about the Afghan. It’s absolutely beautiful. Please tell your husbands granny how much people like her work. I sure would like to get the name of her pattern although mine would never be that beautifully made. Thanks for your project. You are very clever. Also, congratulations on your weight loss. Dynamic!!
  • Linda Hunt
    on Dec 31, 2017

    Natasha, your idea is simple brilliant! I have been needing a side sleeper pillow for years but they are very highly priced for my budget so I will be making your pattern as stealing is a compliment not a crime, bwahahaha. I also want to make that pattern from your Grandmother-in-law too! Keeping it in the family so to speak, hehehe. Do you know the name of the pattern so that I may do the legwork locating the pattern itself? Both knitting and crocheting is fine by me. A healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year to you and yours in 2018.
    • Linda Hunt
      on Jan 1, 2018

      Thank you, Natasha, that will be very cool if we can make the special pattern!

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  • Carole
    on Jan 1, 2018

    First, congratulations on your weight loss. Second, what a clever idea for the pillow! Third, the afghan is a treasure! Beautifully made and a work of love. If granny is willing to share her pattern, I would also love to have you share it.
  • Mammaw
    on Mar 21, 2018

    I made one for my granddaughter.

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