An Upcycled Sweater Pillow
Do you have an old sweater lying around that you were considering taking to Goodwill? You might want to think again after you see this project! Let's upcycle that baby!
I had a lonely pillow form at my house that needed a bit of dressing up. After going through some clothing to donate to my local Goodwill store, I came across a beautiful red sweater. It reminded me so much of Christmas that I decided to use it to make a festive holiday pillow for my living room.
I started by making sure my sweater would have enough material to cover my pillow. I simply placed the pillow inside the sweater to make sure it would fit.
I cut off the arms and neck of the sweater and cut out two rectangles of material. For a proper fit, measure your pillow and add 1 inch extra to allow for seams to determine the size of your material. For example, if your pillow were 12X20 in., you would cut your material pieces 13X21 in.
Turn the material with right sides facing, and sew around 3 edges. I left the left edge of my pillow open since it was the bottom of the sweater and had a different design than the other edges.
I matched up my sweater with some red yarn I had on hand, and used a needle to sew up the last end with yarn to close up the pillow. You could add a zipper if you want to.
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy your pillow throughout the holiday season! Visit Sparkles of Sunshine for more details and other fun projects!
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Published November 16th, 2015 12:00 PM