Do you have an old sweater lying around that you were considering taking to Goodwill? You might want to think again after you see today’s project!
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.
Would you like to know how I made this super cute holiday pillow? Then you’ve come to the right place! 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 then cut the neck and arms off of the sweater.
I cut the material so it formed two equal rectangles large enough to fit my pillow. For a proper fit, measure your pillow and add 1 inch extra to allow for seams. For example, if your pillow were 12X20 in., you would cut your material pieces 13X21 in.
Next, 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 on this end if you wanted a removable cover, but since my sewing skills aren’t that advanced yet I chose to make my pillow cover a permanent one.
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy your pillow throughout the holiday season!
This awesome pillow isn’t limited to the holidays, though. You can use a sweater pillow throughout the winter season!
I love the way this bright red pillow pops out against my white sofa!
This project is such an easy way to use old sweaters to make something for your home without a large expense. Plus it will make your home cozy and comfortable this holiday season. Best of all, this project was complete in less than an hour. I love quick projects, don’t you?
What do you think of my Upcycled Sweater Pillow? Cosmo loves it so much he refused to move out of this picture. What can I say? He loves the camera! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to make one of these pillows for yourself. Cosmo promises you’ll love it!