Hi, Everybody! I'm so excited to share this Cardigan Pillow Tutorial with you today! I love wearing cardigans; paired with a cute tank top, a pretty pin and some skinny jeans, it's my favorite kind of outfit! Consequently, I have lots and lots of them in my closet, especially since I hate parting with old clothes! As I was going through my closet this weekend, taking out some things to donate, I came across this pink cardigan that I haven't worn in forever and thought... hmm, I know what I could use this for! And viola... I made this Cardigan Pillow!
This is a really fun, easy project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make! All you need is a cardigan (preferably with nice buttons), a sewing machine (and some pins, scissors and thread), a pillow form (or polyfill to stuff your pillow cover with) and a pretty pin of your choice (I picked this white flower pin because I used to wear it on this cardigan a lot). Here's how I made this pillow...
CARDIGAN PILLOW TUTORIAL
1. First, lay your cardigan out on a table (buttoned up), and measure out a square (with the line of buttons running down the center of the square). Since my pillow measures 14x14 inches, that was the size of my square, plus I added an additional half inch to each side. Cut out two squares (one will be the front part of the cardigan, the other will be the back part).
2. Then, place the two outside sides together (as if you turned the pillow inside out), and pin down the sides so there's no movement when you sew. Sew down all the sides leaving a half inch border, then unbutton the buttons and turn the pillow out (the buttons don't only serve as decoration, but as the "envelope" part of the pillow, you can put your pillow form in this way).
3. Put your pillow form inside and button the "cardigan" back up! Then, find a nice pin or any other decoration you might like to put on and attach it to the pillow case! And that's it! So easy, so cute!
I love pretty pillows and soft cosy blankets, there's nothing that feels more like home to me than that! So the next time you want to throw out an old cardigan, try doing this project instead! Another fun idea would be to make a "keepsake" pillow like this - for example, if one of your kids has a cardigan but has grown out of it, make a pillow out of it and keep it as a memory for when they get older!
Happy Crafting, Everybody!!!
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