Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How to Make a Sweater Knit Pillow Cover

Fall is in the air and I love the opportunity to make home a bit more cozy and comfy. I'm also loving these Pottery Barn Sweater Pillow covers. They seem like a great way to add some warmth and texture, and invite us all in to snuggle.

Since I live on more of a Target budget I had the idea to work up some sweater pillow covers on my own.

So I found a sweater at a thrift store, gathered up some matching yarn and some children's safety needles.

Cause sewing and I don't always get alone.

And really, they're big enough to thread yarn through.

Then I cut the sleeves off of the sweater.

Since it was a turtleneck I took that off too.

Then I turned it inside out and stitched up the sleeve holes and the neck holes. Now, you need to know-this isn't brain surgery and it sure doesn't look perfect. In fact, it's far from. But it stays together and when it's all done it looks good; although good isn't perfect, it's good enough for me!

I left the bottom open so I could slip the pillow in, just like a pillow case.

All that's left to do now is stitch up the opening and admire your handiwork, then vacuum because cut up sweaters sure make a mess.

Plush comfort on a thrift store budget-doesn't get any better than that.

I'm sharing with Kimba's DIY party today-head over to be inspired by tons of great DIY projects.


  1. I've admired those Pottery Barn pillows too - so cozy. Love your idea to make them from a sweater! Looks great.

  2. It looks great! What a good use for an old sweater.

  3. So lovely. I've got a baby blanket I should probably reuse that way. It's the perfect cozy pillow for fall.

  4. So cute! I have a couple of sweaters that I am wanting to make into pillows! Thanks for the idea! :o)

  5. What a great project! The safety needles were a good choice :) as was the idea to leave the bottom open so you can change the cover. Love it!

    Thanks for stopping by today to say hello!

  6. I love that PB sweater pillow too. I recently was at the rich peoples local Goodwill store and saw a sweater like the PB one with cables for $2.50. Uggh, I passed it up cause I wasn't sure how to cut and sew it without it not raveling. I may try your idea.

  7. I love this. What a great fall pillow. =)

  8. You're so cleaver!!! I love them!

  9. Great idea! Love those PB pillows myself but don't want to spend that kind of money! I'm on my way to the thrift store:-)

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