Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1 sweater, 3 crafts ~ pillow

On Monday I showed you how I used the sleeves of a sweater to make these leg warmers. You can see that post here if you missed it.
That left me with this.

The next thing I did with the sweater was use most of the body to make this pillow.
I was able to keep the side seams intact and just pinned the sweater around a pillow form and then sewed the top and bottom shut. The sweater was a little bit bigger than the pillow, so in the back I cut it open and sewed it so the two sides overlap. I thought about sewing a button on, but it stays shut without one so I decided not to.

I also sewed some ribbon and a snowflake ornament to the front to make it look a little bit more wintery. Since I finished decorating for Christmas I have been working on a few things that will stay up through January, and I think this pillow is perfect for that.
With the pillow done I was left with this. I know it doesn't look like you could do much with these scraps, but check back Friday to see how I used them to make the cutest of the 3 projects!

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3 comments:

Etcetorize said...

So great. What else can you possible make with that little scrap?!?! Can't wait to find out~

Ems said...

Oh cool! I have some old sweaters that I've been needing to do something with!

Marilyn said...

So creative and cute..I LOVE it.. I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn <--newest happy follower of yours.. ..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/hello-artsy-friends-stopping-in-today.html