Thursday, March 11, 2010
From sweater to pillow cover - how dare you?
You know me - I love to repurpose ANYTHING. Recently I have been going through my favorite old sweaters - we all have more than one I'm sure. I loved the sweaters and couldn't wear them and could not bear to see them discarded to Goodwill (as much as I love GW shopping), so I did the only alternative - I made something else out of it. The white ribbed pillow cover was made first, during the winter months. I just cut the exact off the top and sides and KEPT THE OPENING which would normally be on my waistline. This was the easiest pillow cover EVER sewn by me and I love it. I can recall the sweater each time I see the pillow. The cute one with the tiny pink flowers - I just purchased this at the BEST SALVATION ARMY shop on the east coast. It's in Alexandria, Va where I visit with my cousin Patty. She was with me when I purchased this last weekend and I just had to have it. So cute and it only cost $2.50. I kept the sleeves for another project. It's 100% cotton, Made in USA - and I already had a small pillow that fit it. You have to try this project on a sweater - you will love it and the beauty part, it pulls off so easy to wash, when soiled. As Candace says "how divine".