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Pinterest is the reason I bought this sweater from a local Goodwill. I bought it after I saw a link to ideas for different ways to recycle old sweaters. I almost lost my mind at the sheer "awesomeness" of the rather simple idea of using the fabric from old sweaters to make pillows. I've wanted to knit myself a few pillows for a while now, and here was a chance to get them quickly without doing all the knitting myself. File this under, "Why didn't I think of that?"
Here's the back, which ended up being the back of the pillow.
This was a rather small sweater but I bought it anyway because I loved the cable pattern. I chose to cut along the line in the picture because (1) it would give me the size pillow I wanted and (2) I would only have to sew two seams because I could use the preexisting side seams.
I simply sewed the two seams, leaving an opening on one seam to add Poly-fil. After stuffing the pillow, I sewed it closed by hand.
This one ended up being a bit lumpy from the stuffing, and I think I would like it better if I used a pillow insert. I have much more Poly-fil to use, but when it's gone, I'm going to try to make any future pillows with pillow forms. Although, using stuffing would be good for cases where the amount of available fabric isn't enough to cover one of the standard pillow sizes.
I will definitely make more of these.