Natural and Thrifty in 365: #158 Upcycled Wool Sweater Pillow

Sometimes wool sweaters get washed in hot water and dried on high heat.  It just happens.  But do not throw out that tiny, felted wool sweater!  Make a pillow and you just might love it more than you did before.  This DIY sweater pillow tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on creating this upcycled beauty.

Of course, you can use any sweater even if it’s not felted wool.  I think this would be a really sweet project to take on with one of your grandmother’s or aunt’s favorite sweaters.  Spray it with her signature perfume and cherish it in your comfy chair.  Keep them close to your heart by allowing them to decorate your home.

Photo courtesy of Going A Little Coastal.

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  1. I saw a last who took your old fur coats and made pillows or teddy bears with an old fur coat..they were really cool.esp the rabbit fur ines

  2. hello, Just a quick note. Love the pillow but could have saved the sweater too. My relatives taught me to soak shrunken wool in colt salty water, gently roll into a dry towel to dry, lay flat and gently tug to reshape and re size. Leave alone until dry.

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