Seems I’m forever making things out of sweaters. So my stash tends to attract them. This project is about as quick and easy as it gets in the sewing world. I wanted to get my “future project stash” smaller before we moved but I needed quick projects because, well, I should have been busy packing instead of creating. So this little pillow was born.
I took a sweater with great texture and my favorite color and a pillow I was tired of.
The pillow fit perfectly inside the sweater, so I just cut across the top to leave a little extra on the top and bottom for seams.
I turned the almost pillow cover inside out and sewed up the top… and some of the bottom seam. I left a big enough hole to be able to turn it right side out and stuff the pillow back in. Now if you didn’t have a pillow to use you could really just stuff this with stuffing instead of a pillow (as long as your sweater doesn’t have a loose weave.) This one was pretty felted so would have held stuffing.
Once I turned it inside out and got the pillow in I folded the remaining open part in and hand stitched it closed.
I love hand stitching. Is that weird?
And I love my new pillow!