Feb 1, 2011

Sweater Pillow

I had this really pretty cable-knit sweater that just didn't fit me right. I had only worn it a couple times, so it was in great shape.  I didn't want to give it away, but what could I do with it? I just wanted it to go to good use...somehow. So I decided to make it into a pillow! 
 I used the bottom half of the sweater and then sewed the line that I cut. I put the pillow inside and then sewed on these three wooden buttons from my stash (I think they came from some old clothes that may have belonged to my grandmother many years ago). The pillow now lives on my couch with another pillow I made about a year ago and I think it fits well into our color scheme. I love looking at it because I remember how warm and cozy the sweater felt when I had it on (and I forget about the part about it not looking so good on me because it looks so good on my couch!).
Blogger's Pillow Party
Voila! Easy and quick!

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea. It is lovely

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  2. I must do this!
    I have black pillows that I want to turn in white pillows and I have white sweaters...one more thing to my to-do-list!!!
    Good luck to your blog!
    Come and check my pillows: http://papgenamadeit.blogspot.com/2011/01/almofadas-pillows.html

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  3. Really really clever! It looks great on your couch. Thanks for your entry in the Blogger's Pillow Party.

    Rita

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  4. I really love this—I have plans to do things similar with a whole bag of sweaters I wore in college . . . I just haven't made the time. But this is lovely and inspiring!

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  5. This is Rachel of Stitched in Color/Blogger's Pillow Party. I'd love you to enter this pillow, but the rules require a NEW blog post for your entry. I'll have to delete your current entry. I hope you'll take the time to make a current post and join in the fun! Just add your picture again with a link to your new post dated in Feb.

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  6. Sorry! I posted it after the Jan. contest closed and didn't realize I had to wait till February. I hope this is ok now! :-)

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