Make your own Sweater Pillows! DIY Tutorial
Making sweater pillows out of unused knit sweaters is a quick and super easy way to make your home cozy for the winter! You’ll love our simply tutorial on how to whip some up for your couches!
The weather is changing and its time to cozy up the home! Put away the beach toys and pull out the comforters! Are you assessing last year’s warm weather wardrobe? Do you have a few sweaters that are looking a little stretched or you just don’t wear them anymore? Follow our sweater pillows tutorial below on how to put new life into them!
Any size sweater with some texture will do great. Just measure the width across from side to side and get a square pillow form in those measurements. Sweaters from the thrift store work fine too! I found four cream-colored chunky knit sweaters for about $4 each.
Step 1: Starting at the narrowest part of the sweater, which is probably down near the waist, mark a straight line going upwards with pins and across the neckline so that you have marked out a box.
Step 2: Sew along those pinned lines, pivoting at the corners. Along the bottom, sew only half way across. Do you see the loose thread on the right side below? Start there and end at the pin in the middle.
Step 3: Cut off the arms and turtle neck, leaving about a half inch seam allowance. Note that if you want to avoid dealing with those tricky, thick shoulder seams, you can always sew further in and make a smaller box that doesn’t include the funky seams.
Step 4: Turn it inside out and stuff it with your pillow insert.
Step 5: Hand sew the rest of it shut with a needle and thread and you’re done! Don’t these sweater pillows look cozy for winter?
Do you have other favorite re-purposing projects? What else have you made with unused sweaters or clothes?