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!).