Remember the little hearts I sewed on my recent travels—upcycled from a sleeve of a cozy old red sweater?
I used two of them for little-girl barrettes with pink button a-la-mode and all but four for my heart-to-heart garland.
Then I looked at the sweater again and decided that the body had to become a BIG red Valentine pillow, like this:
- Fold the sweater in half lengthwise and, starting at the fold, cut a large half-valentine from the front and back. Unfold.
- Pin and stitch strips of the sweater’s hem and sleeve binding across the pillow front for a-la-mode.
- Pin and stitch the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together, leaving about three inches unsewn.
- Trim the seam, then turn the pillow rightside-out, stuff, and handstitch the opening.
It’s the softest pillow ever! ♥
P.S. The drawing in my office is a print of I’m Into Art by Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton of Wellsville, Kansas. You can read a biographical sketch of Mrs. Layton’s life and see close-ups of her drawings here. She’s one AMAZING lady!
So cute!! 🙂
Thank you, Kenley! Oh, and I HAD to have a waffle for breakfast this morning after reading your post! 🙂
Haha! Yay!! 🙂
Love the zebra print on the chair!
Thank you, Laura! This was my aunt’s dressing-table bench. She was always super-fashionable, so when I inherited it, I wanted to redo-it in a way that I knew she’d love. I’m pretty sure this would get her stamp of approval! 🙂 P.S. I love your new gravatar! 🙂
Looks brilliant, you are a clever lady.
What a sweet thing to say! Thank you! 🙂
Lovely and I too like the zebra print on your chair, I haven’t been brave enough to try anything so bold in my home as yet. I did try something new that I am finishing today and should be able to share tomorrow. I am coming out of my shell slowly with color and textures. Now I need to find a red sweater. 🙂
Can’t wait to see your project! 🙂 And the red sweater was free! I had a coupon for $10 on a Groupon, so I found a $10 Groupon to a consignment store and the soft-but-stretched-out sweater was one of the items I brought home! I love it when things like that happen! 🙂
That’s a win-win and a great find.
the heart looks so striking against the zebra, it’s perfect 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Pretty red pillow Katherine, looks good in your office and I really like the drawing too!
Thank you! 🙂 The drawing belonged to my mom, so it’s extra special! 🙂
You know I love a thifty cushion! Love this!!
Thank you! I just love making pillows with sweaters because they’re so soft! 🙂
I love the heart pillow and the chair, they go well together.
Thank you! 🙂 (I seem to use my bench in lots of photo shoots!) 🙂
That’s beautiful, and is something I like doing. Sooooo much can be done with old clothing. Mtetar
Thank you, Mtetar! I agree that it is really fun to give old clothes a new life! 🙂
You’re Welcome, and also to show your creative side, and Bless someone, if you don’t need it. Have a Blessed Weekend, Mtetar
Very inviting. It looks a comfortable place to sit and the painting link was interesting.
Thank you! It’s a good spot for visitors to my little home office! 🙂
Thank you! It’s definitely huggable! 🙂
Looks so cozy!
Thank you! It really IS squishable! 🙂
Love it! But then you already know that I love your cute and creative pillows as they inspired me to make mine. 🙂
Thank you, Laura! 🙂 And have a WONDERFUL weekend! 🙂
You too! Hope you don’t get too much crazy weather down your way. 🙂
thanks for the introduction to Elizabeth Layton…my son has bi-polar disorder…so other’s writings fascinate me…will read about her more…
She is such an inspiration! I’m glad you enjoyed learning about her, Marilyn!
It came out lovely! Great idea!
Thank you so much! 🙂
What a great project! It’s so pretty and think it would look great at my house – 🙂 Beautiful job!
Thank you! That’s really sweet. 🙂
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It does look like the softest pillow! Still amazed by all the creativity you are pouring out Katherine!
You’re so sweet! Work has been crazy so I go in spurts . . . but I love it that I’ve had a bit of time getting reacquainted with my sewing machine! 🙂
Great idea, it looks lovely, the colour really pops, great job!
Thank you! That sweater fabric IS really bright! 🙂
Love it! So warm and cosy looking. I love making things from jumpers too. 🙂
They’re SO soft! And such pretty colors! 🙂
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