Hey guys – it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Every month my friends and I share makeovers on thrifted or free items – you can see my past T2T projects HERE.
I started with an inexpensive but good quality sweater from Goodwill and turned it into three different DIY projects.
First, I cut the body of the sweater and turned it into a soft throw pillow perfect for chilly nights at home. I left the side seams there, turned it inside out, and sewed the other two ends.
At the end of the second side, I left about 3-4 inches unstitched and turned it right side out.
I stuffed the pillow with polyester fiberfill.
I sewed the rest by hand – since it’s a sweater, the stitches aren’t visible at all.
I love how soft and comfy my new sweater pillow is. 🙂
And the texture <3
Next I cut the cowl neck off the sweater, stitched around the unfinished edge to keep it from unraveling, and now I have a DIY infinity scarf!
For project #3, I cut the sleeves into 3 inch sections…
and they became napkins rings for a winter tablescape.
I still have some of the sweater left – I’m thinking of making candleholder wraps next.
What ideas do you have for upcycling an old sweater? I’d love to know!
Next I’d love it if you’d visit my friends projects – the Before photos are below, click the links to see the After!