Sweater Pillows

Sweater Pillows

Instead of buying pillow cases, why not make your own? It’s unique: no one will have the same pillow case as yours. This can also be cheaper than buying a new pillow case if you know where to look. :)

DIY Sweater Pillow

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You’ll need these materials:

  • Sweater – old one or from the thrift shop
  • Pillow
  • Buttons (optional)

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Straight Pins



If you will be making more than one pillow case, you might want to choose sweaters that look good together. Make sure they are clean and dry.
sweater pillow

Turn the sweater inside out. Put your pillow in place – on the edge of the sweater as in the picture, if possible, so that you have one less seam to sew.

sweater pillow

Mark the sweater around the pillow where you are going to cut it. Make sure you leave a margin for sewing.

sweater pillow

Cut and sew on the edges, leaving one side open where you can insert the pillow form inside. Once the pillow is in, stitch that opening up manually. And it’s done.

sweater pillows

You can also use buttons or the off-cuts as embellishments. :)

Thanks to Brassy Apple for this great project!




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