On Tuesday, I went to the basement and rescued my precious sweater. All of the Scandinavian Christmas decorations I have been seeing in all the stores inspired me to use my sweater to make pillow covers. My current couch pillows in the great room don't have zippers, and I didn't want to have to remove the covers. That's why decided to make my sweater pillow covers envelope style. Once made, they were quickly and easily pulled over my existing pillows.
It only took me about 20 min. to make both pillow covers. Forget $30-75 or more each for sweater pillows! I used $4 in felt to make the backside of the pillows. That's all they cost me for the pair!
Want to make your own?
Take a look at how I made them:
I took an existing pillow cover and used it as a template to cut my sweater. I gave it a little seam allowance as I cut around. I cut through both layers or my sweater so I could make two pillows.
For the back of the pillow covers, I used high quality felt. Not the expensive wool felt, just the thicker stuff. Using the same process, I laid the sweater pieces on the felt and cut around it. This time, I left about two inches extra on one side of the felt which will create the envelope style overlap on the back.
Next, I took the felt piece and cut it in half.
Right sides together, I pinned the felt and the sweater. There was an overlap of the felt pieces in the middle of the cover on the felt side. Like this:
Voila! Sweater pillows! They add a needed splash of holiday color and are super comfy to lay on!
Easier Than I Thought!
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