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DIY Cozy Sweater Pillow Up-cycle

By January 13, 2020No Comments

These Cozy Sweater Pillows are sure to warm up any room! Best part, It’s a way to reuse something in a new and creative way! I created all four of these cozy pillows for a total of $12.00. Including the four pillows themselves!!

There is a link to the full video tutorial of this craft at the bottom of this page.

What you will need.

  • Pillow
  • Sweater
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Straight pins

Really, seriously… that’s all you’ll need!! The first thing you will do is pick a pillow and a sweater that are similar in size and shape. You will want your sweater to be at least just slightly larger then your pillow.

Once you have chosen a pillow and sweater, you will turn your sweater inside out and pull it over your pillow.

You will now pin along the top and both sides leaving the bottom of your sweater open for now. Place your pins straight along the edge of your pillow. This will make gluing your sweater easier and more precise. Make sure not to pin through you pillow. If you do, it’s OK, just adjust it.

After your pins are in place on three sides. Cut about 1 1/2 inched out from your pins on all three pinned sides. You can do this while the pillow is still in place or you can slide your pillow out of the sweater. I’ve done it both ways and they both work just fine.

Using your hot glue gun. I used regular hot glue, I don’t plan to wash these pillows and will likely change out the covers in a couple months for something new. You can use fabric hot glue if you’d like or if your a sewer, you can always sew them. OK back you the glue gun… you will hot glue all the way round the three edges you have pinned. Place your bead of hot glue between your two layers of sweater along the edge or your pins.

Now you will remove all your pins and turn your sweater pillow cover right side out.

Slide the new pillow cover onto your pillow. It’s time to finish off your fourth side of your pillow. You will fold in the edges and you can place a couple pins just to help hold your folds into place temporarily.

You will hot glue a bead of glue between these folded edges to close up your pillow. Be sure to hold your folded edges together long enough for the glue to set. You can add a couple pins to hold it together until it sets if you’d like to.

If you plan to remove the covers from your pillows in the future, be careful not to get hot glue on your pillow while doing the last step. I found it best to glue my last side with my pillow laying flat on the table to keep the glue from dripping down towards my pillow.

You now have a Cozy Sweater Pillow! Make one or make many! My kids have fallen in love with these pillows! They are so soft and cozy to snuggle up with!

If you would like to watch the full video tutorial of this DIY click here.

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