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!