I went to Goodwill this past weekend and got inspired. In addition to the Windows 7 skirt I fashioned from a gigantic men’s t-shirt, I made a cable-knit pillow from a sweater.
Here’s how I did it: Fearing the knit would unravel if I cut the fabric first, I flipped the sweater inside out, measured and marked a 14″ x 14″ section (of the front and back of the sweater and sewed it on three sides. Then I cut it and turned it right-side out. I used the sweater’s original finishing at the waist as my fourth side.
I bought a pillow form, slipped inside the casing, and sewed it shut with three non-functioning buttons. Well, I guess they function as closures for the pillow. They don’t function as buttons because I didn’t add buttonholes (who am I Martha Stewart?).
If absolutely necessary, I can always cut the buttons off and remove the stuffing, but both the pillow and casing are washable so, when needed, I can just throw the whole thing in the machine. That is, if you don’t buy it first. I added the pillow to my Esty shop, just in case someone finds it easier to buy this one instead of making one from scratch.
As always, I give this project an E for easy (I wouldn’t have it any other way).
3 responses to “Cable-knit Pillow Project”
Sew nice!!! I have thought of doing that but never get around to it, I’ll have to buy yours? Seriously – this is exactly the colour, size and cable-knit that I want for my brown Poang chair in the living room. How much are you selling it for?
I see my pillow sold on Etsy – thanks for buying it. Now I’ll have to make another one 😉
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