This is the original sweater, it was a gift to my husband from his grandma. He wasn't wearing it anymore but didn't want to part with it as it since it was a memory he had with her. I asked him if he'd be okay with me turning it into a pillow so it could be loved again. He agreed.
Old Sweater to Sweater Pillow
We had an old sweater that was still in good shape but it wasn't being worn. It was time to repurpose it into a no sew sweater pillow so it would get some love again.
I started by cutting off the sleeves.
I then cut off the top of the sweater using the lines that were there to guide me.
I hot glued the sleeve openings together. (You could alternatively sew this project if you like.)
I hot glued the top of the sweater a few inches in as I wanted to have a flap to match the bottom of the sweater. I also dabbed hot glue on the very inside of the top edges to prevent fraying.
On the bottom of the sweater I measured self adhesive hook and loop fastener.
By creating an opening like this, I would be able to wash the pillow and pillow case.
I placed the self adhesive hook and loop fastener inside the bottom of the sweater. I did this about as far in as I had on the top creating a flap on both sides so the top and bottom would match.
I stuffed my pillow inside the sweater and pressed the hook and loop fastener closed.
Here's the completed pillow.
My husband is happy to see this sweater everyday, and my kids love laying on it which also makes him happy as well.
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