Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The ten minute pillow

I found this idea at her awesome blog. She loves Jesus, crafting, photography and family. Her craft ideas are real people projects, as in you can accomplish them during nap-time. She has 4 little ones...enough said!

I went to the thrift store this past weekend and they are having a sale on all sweaters, they were $1 each so I bought two. I suggest buying a sweater with buttons on it because it makes the project a bit easier as you wont need to do any overlapping for the cushion insert.

Measure the dimensions of the pillow and take those dimensions and draw them onto the wrong side of your sweater. Cut out the square, pin together, sew together, unbutton and turn right side out, stuff pillow, button up and you have a pillow.

Seriously, this took about 10 minutes. I think it's the perfect project for any beginner. And if it doesn't work out the investment in supplies is $1 or less.

Oh did I mention these are $40 at Pottery Barn?!


  1. What an awesome idea. My friend can fin matching pillows for her couch, and she is thinking about making them herself. I'll have to pass this on.


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  2. This is so incredibly beautiful and clever. Thank you so much for sharing! This will make a great Christmas gift for my completely handmade gift year. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing, i'm a beginner but seems quite easy! Eli

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  4. I love it! So gonna have to try!

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