Monday, December 03, 2012

Make a Christmas Pillow from an Old Sweater

I knew I was holding on to this old sweater for a reason... I made it into this!

I used the sleeves last winter for this wreath

See the resemblence?

I was starting to think I was nuts for holding onto that cut up sweater... turns out my craft-hoarding paid off!

I was originally inspired by these

They don't have these pillows anymore (and I wouldn't pay that much for them anyway) so I dug out the old sweater remnant!

This is what it looked like when I pulled it out of my scrap bin.

I cut off all the area above that is shaded gray.

Then I sewed it (inside out) into a square, leaving about 6 inches to stuff the pillow form in.  I stuffed it and sewed up the rest of the seam.

And now for the bow...

I made a long chain by casting 4 sts onto a size 11 knitting needle and knitting a stockinette stitch until it was long enough to wrap around the pillow and tie a bow.

The berries were crocheted from a pattern I found at Petals to Picots.  I made 5 of them and stitched them onto the pillow.  Easy peasy!

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  1. this is such a great project! great job, looks wonderful

  2. Looks gorgeous! I did something similar for a friend, but she wanted the neckline left on. They turned out cute as big lounging pillows and she's happy with them. You can see them here:

  3. I love this pillow. Sweaters are so cozy so they make perfect pillows! The bow is the perfect touch for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These pillows are adorable and I just love the wreath you made with the sleeves - a very creative and unique idea :) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment - I do appreciate it! I am now following your blog and I look forward to future visits. Have a lovely day!


  5. Great idea! They're adorable! Found you through Salt Tree. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such a great idea and upcycling is the best!

    These look great! I am inspired.
    Now following :)
    Melanie @

  7. Such a fantastic idea, I love the wreath as well. Present pillows are just so cute

  8. What a great idea! We would like to invite you to a blog hop! We are co-hosting with Adorned From Above. We would love to have you link up. The party is live and will run through Sunday. You can link up at
    Hope to see you there!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's

  9. How very cute! I love this idea! I love decorative pillows, and love the Christmassy look of this one! So cute!

  10. i'm crazy bout cableknit so this is delicious!

    hope you will have a chance to stop by, and today i am hosting a giveaway. hope you win!

    peace to you.


  11. I love what this looks like and I totally remember that wreath! I love that too! Thank you so much for sharing this idea on Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings

  12. So so cute! I wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today.

  13. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there!

  14. wow..that is a brilliant project. I would love to invite you for the christmas pillow linky party in my blog. Please do come and join the party with your lovely pillow. Thank you


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