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Sweet Sweater Pillows

December 28, 2010
So the holiday season is beginning to slow down, finally… only one more Christmas to go this weekend, but… the newsman has dubbed a storm brewing to hit this weekend, “The Storm of the Century.”
So, I thought that if we do get a good old fashioned stay indoors blizzard, I could count on getting some more projects done… then I figured I should blog about some of the projects that got accomplished during the last snow storm… hence today’s post!
While buckled down a few weeks back (and three bottles of wine into the day) I decided to whip out some thrift store finds and make some sweater pillows I have been dying to have!
When planning to make pillows, I find that buying stuffing can be spendy… so at the local thrift store I decided to buy pillows that passed the sniff test (and don’t forget to wash them, too!) for only $.25 a piece.

Then I picked out some sweaters to use as the fabric for the pillows. I grabbed shirts that went with my color scheme and the bigger the better! Bring on the Men’s XXXL!

First, I washed the pillows and the sweaters! Then I turned the pillows inside out… drew my pillow shape onto one side… pinned both sides together… and cut threw both sides at once!
Headed to the sewing machine and stitched away, leaving a small area to stuff the pillow. After it is stitched, flip it right side out, rip your thrift store pillows open and stuff your new pillow! Then hand stitch your filling hole shut!


Ta Da!

Three sweater pillows for pennies! Note that you shouldn’t operate a sewing machine after drinking wine, your pillows will not be perfectly square… but if that is how you cope with snow days, I understand! 🙂
Happy Thrifting!
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2010 7:59 pm

    These are gorgeous Kelli! You are really creative with your thrift store finds. I use thrift store pillows for pond filters 🙂

  2. December 30, 2010 1:21 am

    I'm glad to see the afghan I knit for you has some pillows to accompany it. I love seeing all of your crafty creations.

  3. December 30, 2010 4:32 am

    Lisa, we LOVE the afghan! It is a hot commodity in our house! 🙂

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