Transform Your Old Sweaters Into Throw Pillows

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Grab some old sweaters to make these super cute round throw pillows.

I picked up this sweater at our local thrift store for $5 and got some matching yarn from Michaels.

Cutting out the pillow shape

Next I cut out a circle. If you want a square pillow you can do that instead.


Next I pinned it all together before giving it a straight stitch.

Finishing it off

I didn't sew it all up I left about 8 inches open to add my pillow insert. You can also add pillow stuffing however I find it doesn't work to well with knit. It tends to stretch the knit out and leaves it lumpy. Once my pillow insert was in I used a needle and thread to sew the rest up.

I did a zip up version of this pillow. Its super easy to install the zipper I share the full diy on my blog you can check it out here.

Making the Pom Poms.

Next I made some pom pom with this easy DIY pom pom kit. I've wanted to try this for sso long! I'll tell you what it's a game changer. The pom poms come out perfect every time and it only takes about 3-4 minutes to make one.

You simply wrap the yarn around these plastics.

Then you cut it and tie a knot to secure all the fluffiness.

And to finish it off you just trim the pom pom to shape it. That's it. Super easy.

I talk more in depth about the DIY pom pom kit and how to make them on my blog. If you like videos I even have the video version of the DIY up on the blog.

Here's how the pillows turned out! I can't believe they look this good! So happy with the finished results.

Thank you so much for tuning in. Hope this inpsires you to recycle some old sweaters into home decor!

Check out my blog for more home decor hacks! :)

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