Thursday, January 29, 2015

Twin Sweater Into Sweater Pillow

Hi Friends,
I have a funny story. 
At least, I hope you think it's a funny story. 
My son got me a vintage sweater for Christmas.
I tried it on and it was too big. 
I didn't want to hurt my son's feelings and I didn't want him to feel bad that I would think, he thought I was bigger than I am. 
Kind of like "My mom is this size." 
Bill always gets me teeny tiny tee shirts.
I think it is so sweet that he still thinks I'm that size. 
Bless his poor heart that I am not still that size.
#over50 #momjeans #don'twearmomjeans #babyboomersaging 

I decided to make a sweater pillow out of it but I didn't want him to read about the sweater being made into a pillow on this blog. 
So the other day I sent him a text. 
"The sweater you gave me could fit two moms at once which would work if I were a conjoined twin." 
"Do you care if I make it into something?" 
He said, " Haha, yeah of course. I didn't even look at the size." :)
Whew. He doesn't think I'm that size. 

This was not easy and it doesn't look perfect by any means.
I don't have the correct needles for sewing knit fabric.

But I think it's cute and it reminds me of him.

I think I'm going to make something else out of the sleeves - maybe a sweater pumpkin.
I hope you are having a great week.
Linking with,
From My Front Porch to Yours 
French Country Cottage 
Between Naps on the Porch 
A Stroll Thru Life  
Savvy Southern Style


  1. It came out great, Katie! And this way, you get to see it everyday!

  2. That's so cute of him. It looks really sweet, wintery, and cozy. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Katie, saw recently someone made candle covers with the sleeves and they were adorable. Also, wondering where you got your bedframe. I have been looking for something similar and love yours.

  4. I have always wanted to make a "sweater pillow", in fact, I have put aside several sweaters just for that. What a beautiful project and sweet reminder.

  5. Really cute, Katie, and a good idea. I'm glad your son wasn't offended. What we think of other's reasons is never what they truly are. Only in our own minds. He just got it for you because it reminded him of you, all pretty and warm, and that can be a beautiful reminder as you enjoy your pillow. I think it turned out perfect and let me know how you make a sweater pumpkin. I saw it on Pinterest a long time ago and even picked up the sweater at Goodwill but now can't find the instructions..Happy Weekend..Judy

  6. I think the sweater looks great. I am sure it is hard to sew that kind of material. I don't know how they make boot cuffs, but maybe the arms could be used for that. I saved several old sweaters when I cleaned out the closet and hope to find something to do with them.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Wonderful idea and you did a great job. Now, everyone is happy :)

  8. I think that was a great way to keep that sweater! I love it turned into a pillow. You'll actually use it more this way than if you had worn it.

  9. What a darling project Katie! Thank you for sharing at THT. It looks just perfect in your master.