Maureen in Portage, IN sent today's fantastic creation! It's winter and this is the perfect keep warm and cozy project that everyone will enjoy. Even though I'm not knee-deep in snow, I'm totally feeling this project and can't wait to make my own. "I just wanted to tell you that I'm a big fan of your site! I do some knitting and crocheting in my spare time, but you have inspired me to buy a sewing machine and try my hand at that. So without further ado, I wanted to share my project of the day.
I am loving the look of pillows and throws that look like comfy cable knit sweaters. However, pillows in store or on etsy cost anywhere from $20 and up to $75 in some cases, so I took a trip to my local Goodwill and picked up some comfy sweaters there (buy-one-get-two-free!).
What will this cable knit become??
Basically, the sweater was knit in two pieces, the back and front, so I ripped out the seams attaching the two. I took one of the sides, cut the bottom so that I had a rectangle, and sewed on a back from a cream colored pillowcase. (Although it might have been easier to just make a back and front of the pillow with the front and back halves of the sweater, but I wasn't thinking about that at the time.) I stuffed it with some polyester fiberfill and sewed up the last seam. All for probably less than five dollars!
I still have the other half of the sweater so I'm sure I can make another one if I want and I also picked up another two sweaters with different patterns so I think those will be my next project!
Thanks for sharing all your hard work! I really enjoy it, keep it coming!"
What a great way to repurpose those moth-gnawed sweaters too!! I love this project Maureen - thanks for sharing!!