If you have been reading my blog, you might remember This post about an old pillow and sweater I purchased at Goodwill. You can click on the link, but here is a picture of them from the post.
Now, I don’t sew a lick. I mean not even a button. My goal is to learn. Anyway, I was bound and determined to make a pillow out of this old sweater. I vowed in my post to have it done before spring. On Friday night, I got a wild hair and decided to just do it, like the Nike adds. I decided a hot glue gun might work. So I got busy all up in this joint! And I am pretty happy with the results! The following picture was taken on my Iphone so it looks a little shady.
Above is an instagram picture I posted as soon as I finished it as a sneak peek. I am going to try to explain how I did it, but basically, I made it up as I went along. Basically, I slipped the sweater over the pillow so that the sides seams matched up with the ones on the pillow. As luck would have it, it was a perfect fit! This pillow cover is not removeable, BTW, (it’s that whole non sewing thing). I liked the way the stripe at the waistline looked at the bottom of the pillow, so I decided to keep it at the bottom. Then I just folded everything tightly towards the back and started cutting off the excess. You can see in the picture below some of the pieces I cut off. First I cut off the sleeves. You can see there is a square place cut out at the armpit of each sleeve. That was so that I could fold it as neatly as possible. Next, I cut off the excess at the top of the sweater.
This is what the pillow looked like after I cut off all of the excess. I then folded the top part of the front of the sweater down into the back part of the pillow. Next, I took the edge where I had cut on the top back part of the sweater and glued a hem to get rid of the raw edges. After that I just folded it tightly over everything else and glued it together! Voila! A sweater pillow!
This is a close up shot of the excess.
Next, I just simply hot glued the edges of the bottom of the sweater right along the bottom of the pillow. I started by hot glueing the top edge to the actual pillow, then I hot glued the other edge to the part that I had already glued to the pillow.
This is a shot of what it looked like after I finished that part. There were a couple of puckers, but it really isn’t noticeable once you have the pillow sitting up.
Here are a couple of shot of the pillow, the finished product. Not bad for a girl who can’t sew, eh?