How to Make a Fall Wool Sweater Pillow! A simple tutorial on how to turn an old sweater into a pretty pillow!
I really love to make things, especially this time of year. I’m so inspired by the season of fall, and a nesting frenzy takes over me! Craft supplies spew out of cupboards, glue is stuck to my table, we trip over my sewing machine. It’s kinda crazy here right now. Oh well.
And you know, because I need another project (insert sarcasm here), I decided to tackle a pillow. I am determined to become very good friends with my sewing machine as we haven’t spoken for a few months now. But I thought about making this pillow, and I knew I could handle the straight lines. I’m no seamstress, and trust me, this project is good enough. Not perfect. It doesn’t need to be. Good enough is good enough.
Come along and see what I did! If I can make this, so can you!
How to make a Fall Sweater Pillow:
- To make the pillow, I used an old wool sweater for the fabric. You may remember this sweater from my Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath post. It was a fabulous sweater belonging to my hubs, but I shrunk it. By accident, I swear! But now it’s a lovely pillow and yarn wreath! 😉
- I used a rectangular down filled pillow insert, and used this as the shape of my pillow.
- Basically I just fitted the sweater around the pillow insert, and cut the material to fit.
- To make things easier for me, I left one side of the sweater uncut, so I only ended up having to sew 3 sides. Sewing the two longest sides first, then stuffing the pillow cover, and sewing up the end.
- Now on to the Sunflower embellishment…
What you need to make a Felt Sunflower:
- 1 sheet of gold felt
- Another material in a different colour.
- glue gun
- safety pin
How to make a Felt Sunflower:
- Cut out one 2 inch circle for the base of the flower.
- Cut out 7 gold petals for the first layer of the flower.
- Cut out 7 rust petals for the next layer.
- Cut out 7, 2 inch strips of gold felt for the next layer.
- Cut out 5 smaller gold petals for the next layer.
- Cut out 3 smaller rust petals for the next layer
- For the centre of the flower, please refer to my dahlia tutorial.
Putting the flower on to the pillow:
You can either glue, sew or pin the flower on to the pillow. I chose to pin it on with a safety pin, in case I get tired of the flower, and want to switch it up!
So now this is where it lives. Pretty! It’s the perfect finishing touch to my fall mantel!
What are you making today?