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DIY Sweater Pillow

Transforming an old sweater into a cozy pillow is a fun and creative way to upcycle your wardrobe. By repurposing a sweater that you no longer wear, you can give it new life as a stylish and comfortable accessory for your home. This simple do-it-yourself project requires minimal materials and can be completed in just a few easy steps. This project is a great way to add a touch of warmth and personality to your home decor while reducing waste and giving new life to old clothing.

Supplies Needed:

  • Sweater (cable knit or ribbed work best)
  • Pillow filling/stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine

Note: If you do not have a sewing machine or don’t sew, you can also use no sew tape and a iron.

How To Make This Pillow:

Take your piece of paper and cut out the size of the pillow you want (be sure to add an extra inch to each side to account for your seam).

Pin the paper to your sweater and cut around it (cutting the front and back at the same time!)

Take your pieces of the cut out sweater and turn them so the right sides of the sweater (the sides that will be shown in the end) are facing each other.

Pin along the edges and sew with a zigzag stitch at a 1/2 inch seam making sure you leave about 4 inches open.

Once you have it sewn and have the 4 inches left open, turn the sweater right side out.

Stuff your pillow with your filling. Fill it as tight/firm as you want your pillow to be.

Now turn your 4-inch opening so the raw edges are inwards, pin, and sew shut.

Voila, you now have a sweater pillow!

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