Last year, I made most of my Christmas decorations from thrifted plaid shirts. This year I am adding to those plaid crafts with some cozy sweater pieces. I used the same technique that I used to make plaid throw pillows to make some festive pillow covers from thrifted sweaters.
Just like with the shirt pillow covers, you will use the torso part of the sweater to create the pillow cover. If possible, use the side seams of the sweater as two of the pillows sides to save yourself some sewing.
If you are using a cardigan sweater, you can sew all four sides of the pillow (right sides together) with your sewing machine. Turn the pillow cover right side out, and slip the pillow into the cover.
Close the sweater’s fasteners and your pillow is done!
Now you have a cozy, warm pillow that is perfect for the season.
I made this pillow from a thrifted sweater with fair isle accents. It was a pullover sweater, so I sewed three of the four sides of the pillow cover, slipped the pillow in, and then hand sewed the fourth side closed.
I was even able to use the leftover sleeves of the sweaters to create some quick sweater trees.
These sweaters work really well with the fair isle and plaid touches that I have throughout the house this year. If you haven’t already take a look at my plaid and fair isle mantel, you can check it out here!