Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Normal Time Pillow

Yesterday I remembered that I had a grey wool sweater stashed away.  I was keeping it until it might fit me again (!) and until I could get over how itchy and tight the neck is.  Since I can't even remember how long ago I put the sweater away, I decided it was time to repurpose.  I used the sweater sides as the pillow sides and hand-stitched a red wool heart on the front.  I used the serger to close up the top.  The sweater bottom had a nice finish, so I decided to let that show.  I made a pillow form, stuffed it in the sweater pillow, and stitched on lots of little red buttons to close up the bottom.  The grey wool thread I used can be snipped to open up the pillow should I ever want to do that.  What prompted me to do this?  I have four cute Christmas pillows on the couch that will soon be tucked away until next year.  Normally I like getting back to "normal time", but I knew my couch would be sad, and would appreciate something new.  I have some sweater pieces left over, too.  The arms will make great wine bags, especially with a little red  wool sewn on.  The naughty neck?  Not sure yet, but I will stash it away until I figure it out.  Jerilynn


  1. I love this re-purposing idea! What an inspiration you are, Jeri!

  2. Thank you! I am behind in my blog posts...several things I made in December had to be kept secret. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures...duh! I hope to do more repurpose projects this year. Thanks for taking the time to post.