Monday, December 19, 2016

From sweater to pillows :)

Hi everyone :)

On Thanksgiving, my brother had brought a sweater on a hanger to my house and said that he had cleaned out his closet and it was a sweater that our Dad had loaned him AGES ago and it was from when our Dad was in college! :)

So needless to say my Dad didn't want/need the sweater back -- so of course that translated into ME wanting it to make a couple of pillows from the material ....

Here is the sweater :)



And here are the pillows I made from it :)






I bought a yard of cheap fabric for the backing :)




A tip for you, in case you ever want to take this on :)

Since sweaters are usually a KNIT fabric and that means they STRETCH when trying to sew on them -- I suggest buying/using a fusible interfacing that you iron on to the back side of the sweater material to make it 'stiffer' and able to sew on without it moving :)



Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

24 comments:

  1. What a creative idea! These pillows look amazing!

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  2. Looks great, appreciate your creativity to convert the sweater into pillow.

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  3. Totally clever & what a great upcycle....with lotsa meaning. Great story for the family archives ,too :):)

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  4. Only YOU would make something out of an old sweater that looks absolutely great and has meaning to all of you! You are fabulous, Julie! Thanks for all of your wonderful visits to my blog this past year! merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your amazing family!!!

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  5. WOW I thought the sweater looked great, but by golly they have made wonderful cushions! and thanks for the tip too I was wondering about the knitted fabric and stretching..

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  6. These look awesome Julie! What a great idea!

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  7. Fabulous project - what nice memory-keepers those will be.

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  8. WOWOW! The pillows are looking phantastic!!!
    Gabi

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  9. turn out so cute :) love the re-do!!!

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  10. Those are so awesome! What a great idea!

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  11. That is gorgeous!! Always LOVE your creativity!!!

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  12. I LOVE these pillows! What a FAB memory and a great tip about the fusable interfacing! Merry Christmas, Julie!

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  13. So pretty!! I have one I have been wanting to turn into pillow you have inspired me to get on the ball and try it one day!! Love it!

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  14. What a great idea! The pattern is really nice in the pillows.

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  15. So clever and super cool that it was your Dads..love the idea! You are so creative!
    Have a great day and if I don't make it back here this week..
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year my friend!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  16. You, my friend, are AMAZING!! These are AWESOME! What a great idea and keepsake! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  17. Loving the way your upcycled the sweater to make these amazing pillows.

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  18. Whoa. How awesome are these! What a great use of that sweater!

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  19. Oh, they turned out amazing! What a fabulous transformation of that old sweater, and I absolutely love that it came from your dad!

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  20. So clever...just love your wonderful pillows!!!! Merry Christmas.

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  21. WOW! Love the upcycling...awesome idea!

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  22. Cool, I saw some of these on pintrest and thinking to do the same, your tip is certainly helpful!

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  23. What a fantastic project! Love this idea and what an awesome way to preserve this sweather... very cool!

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