Hi there! I had hoped to have this post up yesterday; but, responsibilities prevailed. Did you see my roundup post on things you can do with old sweaters? It will definitely get you in the mood for cable knit, a mug of something hot, and changing leaves!
I was inspired, and headed off to Goodwill for some sweaters to cut up. I was able to snag 3 for less than 10 bucks. And these seriously took me 30 minutes to make. So all in all, I figure three new pillows were totally worth 10 bucks and a half hour. The best part is, two of the three were cardigans, which require a lot less sewing (which is good for me), and also allow me to slip them off when springtime rolls around so I can expose their brighter, more colorful side again.
For instructions, please visit my post on how to make Men’s Shirt Pillows. The concept is the exact same. I must admit, though, I skipped the steps about creating a pattern and lining up the buttons. Though a great idea, I was in a hurry. So I simply centered the pillow on the sweater, then cut right under the armpits and right above the hem. Good enough.
For the small white one, I placed the buttons off-center, which just adds a little assymmatry. Anyway, these warmed up our couch quite nicely. Bring it on, Fall!
Not convinced you should make some? Well, as the title of my post says, I was a copycat. There are plenty of people who’ve done this before me and here are their pretty pictures!