I have an easy project for you that will help make your home look and feel comfy and beautiful for Christmas. It is a repurposed Christmas sweater pillow cover. Whenever I am at the Thrift store I see some beautiful Christmas sweaters that I wouldn’t necessarily wear, but would look beautiful as home decor. I picked up this amazing wool sweater for a quarter the other day because I knew it would make a beautiful pillow cover. I use my existing throw pillows and simply make a cover for them for the holidays.
First, wash and prep your sweater, you want it clean and smelling nice.
Then place the pillow you will be using on top of the sweater to determine where you will need to sew. For mine I just need to sew up the bottom, arm holes and across the top. Since this sweater is a button up cardigan, I will use the button up part as the place where I insert the pillow.
Turn the sweater inside out and sew your seams. When everything is sewn, get your courage up, and cut off the arms and any other excess you may have.
Now turn the sweater right side out and insert the pillow and button it up. I prefer finding button up sweaters because it makes creating the pillow opening so much easier. You simply use what is already there.
Now you have a simply elegant pillow cover to enjoy during the Christmas season. (This one could be used all winter long actually). When I am done using it, I will simply unbutton, take out the pillow, and store the pillow cover until next year. I think it looks amazing! Because I used a pillow I already had this whole project cost me a whole quarter! You can’t beat that.
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