This project is a great way to cozy up your couch in the Winter time! Not only does it add warmth and texture to the room they just inviting. Aren’t they?
let’s get started!
sweater – one from your closet or thifted
embellishements (like buttons) – optional
—> (don’t forget to share a picture of your pillows if you give this a try!) <—-
Step 1: Wash and dry your sweater. I picked up two from a thrift store in the same color but different thicknesses and textures. 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 your 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 (save for other projects!) and turn right side out.
Step 4: Slip the pillow form in and hand stitch the opening closed.
Embellish if desired. I added a button to the center and back pulling the center together.
Pillow #2 Sweater rosettes
With my 2nd sweater I added different embellishments:
Then I pulled it tight and knotted it off.
Repeat on the opposite end.
Step 2: Holding one end, “smoosh” the shape down to create a round looking flower. Stitch the two layers together with a few small stitches.
Place onto the pillow top and stitch into place.
Then I added a rosettes by taking a couple of different strips and rolling them.
and that’s IT! Pillows that are cozy, soft and original!
Make them in bold fun colors too!