Decorate My Home, Part 5 – Re-purposed Sweater Pillow
I found what she was possibly talking about here.
And came up with my own pillow……made from an old sweater.
Perfect for my bed.
Want to make your own?
Find an old sweater in your closet, your friend’s closet, or the thrift store. And find some funky knitting patterns or cable stripes on the front….to make it nice and interesting. (Sorry…don’t know the knitting terms.)
And a tighter weave in the sweater would probably make it easier…but if you’re using a bigger weave or one that’s loosely knit, just make sure to sew slowly and carefully to catch all of the loose ends……..and to keep them from unraveling.
Cut some squares, or even rectangles out of your sweater…whatever shape or size you’d like your pillow to be. Make sure to add a half inch or so on each side for a seam allowance. Then cut the same size out of some cotton lining.
So 2 pieces of your sweater and 2 pieces of your cotton lining.
First pin your sweater piece to your lining piece all the way around the edge. Trim any uneven edges. Then sew the two pieces together with a 3/8 seam allowance. Use a big stitch, as to not pucker the sweater. Try using a big zig-zag if you’re having trouble keeping the sweater flat and even with the lining. Do the same with the other sweater and lining piece.
And then hand-stitch the opening closed. Tutorial found here.
And wow….you’re own sweater pillow.
Simple and sweet.
**To find the tutorial for the pillow cases behind the sweater pillow, click here.