If you are keen on recycling and repurposing then sewing is a great skill to have. It allows a person to easily refashion clothing and fabric into useful household items. Like this repurposed sweater pillow. Once you do this kind of project no old or worn out fabric is safe from your creative intentions.
Pillow for insert
Needle with a large eye
Begin by cutting the seams on your sweater so that you have two pieces of fabric.
Lay out your fabric with right sides in and decide where you want the pattern to be on the pillow. Place your pillow between the sweater fabric layers.
Pin around three sides of your pillow leaving one edge open so you can remove the pillow.
Thread your needle with embroidery thread in a color to match your pillow fabric.
Sew along three sides of the pillow edge removing the pins as you go. Trim any excess fabric after stitching.
Turn your fabric so the right side is out and insert your pillow.
Tuck in the raw edges of the remaining open side and pin it shut. Sew the opening shut with small stitches and remove the pins.
Behold your finished pillow. Check out my IGTV for the full video tutorial.
Enjoy your pillow in a cosy reading nook.