Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wool Sweater to Winter Snowflake Pillow

I found this beautiful lambswool sweater at Goodwill.  I loved the snowflake pattern so much I saved this sweater for something special. 
It was a men's XL size, so there was a lot of it to work with. 
After I felted the sweater I cut an 18" square from the front and back of the sweater, I sewed the edges together with off white wool yarn on three sides. 
I felted it again to shrink it down a bit more, now it is a 16" pillow.  I love the square clam shell buttons and thought they looked great along the open edge.
Can't decide if I am going to make this a Christmas present or if I want to keep it for myself.
I have another special sweater that is large squares of tan, brown, and cream that I thought I might make into a pillow too!  That can be a craft for another day though...this time change has got me wanting to go to be waaayyy too early!

18 comments:

Birgit Kerr said...

Ohhh that looks so cozy! Love it!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Very cozy! What a soft and pretty color.

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Love it! I can't believe that was a mens sweater, it was meant to be a pillow!

Melissa said...

I love how soft that looks! I would love to snuggle up to that with hot cocoa and a book on a snowy day! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Wow! What a great Goodwill find. You're right - the square buttons look perfect along the edge. Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week.

Sarah

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Very cute...I think you should keep it as a Christmas present to yourself :)

WonderWhyGal said...

I love it! It's amazing how you can re purpose sweaters and turn them into brand new objects. I bet that pillow will be lovely to use on the couch.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Wow.. it looks so soft!

jennoreilly said...

that looks so soft and cuddly! very cute indeed!

Here from crafty friday, happy weekend!

Anneliese said...

Beautiful! I have just got to get some thriftshop wool sweaters!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Oh, wow. It looks so cozy. Love it.

Laura said...

I just love this! Hope you had a great weekend!

Meg said...

So cute! How did you felt it? I need to start browsing the clothing section at GW! I love this idea. I'd say keep it! Ha!

Jill said...

Oh I would definitely keep it for myself if I were you!! It's gorgeous!!
Thanks for linking this too!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

How pretty! I love the buttons on the side to add a little accessory to it

creativejewishmom/sara said...

gorgeous Ellen! thanks for being the first to arrive at my party, and with such a nice project to boot! great to have you and hope all is well!

freckled laundry said...

That is a total snuggle bug pillow. Very pretty! I appreciate you linking your repurposed sweater pillow to air your laundry Friday!

Hugs,
Jami

Michelle said...

What an AWESOME idea for an old sweater! How about all those wool sweaters that accidentally hit the wash and end up shrunk and ruined... this is PERFECT. Why didn't I think of that before I got rid of the shrunken wool sweaters!

Love your creativity! Enjoyed your blog. Stop by mine too if you have a chance :)

Michelle