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Thrifty Fall Decor: Sweater Pillows
By Creatively Living on Oct 23, 2012
Today is #18 in the 31 Days of Thrifty Fall Decor series.
Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater pillow when fall comes around.
They are a great “upcycle” project that adds warmth and texture to a space.
I finally got around to making one this year. There is a down pillow inside which makes the pillow so comfortable!
It usually sits in the dinning room chair below.
To start, find an old sweater, or purchase one from a thrift store. I originally planned on making two pillows out of one sweater, by backing them with other material that I had, but I got lazy and ended up just making one with the front and back of the sweater.
I laid the sweater material over the pillow so I could see where I needed to cut.
Here are my two squares I ended up with for the front and back of the pillow. Remember, the material is stretchy, and you want it to be snug on the pillow.
Pin it inside out and sew up three sides.
Then put the pillow back inside to check you measure correctly and to know where to make the forth seam.
Cut the excess off the sides.
I also sewed the corners so they would be rounded, and cut the excess off.
Lastly, sew up the fourth side.
That’s it! A pretty easy project for a $2-$3 dollar sweater at the Thrift Store.
Note: If you live in the Tri-Cities, Wa. I purchase my upcycle project clothing and sweaters at New Beginnings on Lee Blvd.
All sweaters and shirts are $2.50!
There are SO MANY cute sweater pillows on Pinterest!
It’s amazing how creative you can get with them!
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