DIY Sweater pillows

by Darren

If you have some old sweaters in your closet that you want to get rid of, why not just turn them into pillows for your couch?


  • old sweater
  • pillow form
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • needle & thread
  • sewing machine
  • straight pins
  • embellishments (like buttons) – optional

Step 1:
Wash and dry your sweater. Turn the sweater inside out.

Step 2:
Place your pillow form onto your sweater lining up one edge of the form with a side of the sweater if possible. This makes 1 less seam for you to sew.

Step 3:
Measure around the pillow leaving a margin to sew. Mark and cut the sweater. Sew the two pieces together leaving a space to slip the pillow form in. Cut away the excess sweater and turn it right side out.

Step 4:
Slip the pillow form in and hand stitch the opening closed.
You can add a zipper to one side if you want to.

Step 5 (Optional):
Embellish the pillows with ribbons,buttons and/or rosettes if desired.

*Source: http://www.brassyapple.com/2011/01/diy-sweater-pillows-cozy-up.html

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