1.) suffocate the wearer or
2.) cut off the circulation of the upper arm.
Seriously. Every single sweater, from my entire life, falls into either of these categories. Not my favorite thing to wear, but I love the textures and patterns of a great knitted sweater. There are many clever ways to salvage these sweaters, but repurposing them into pillows may be my favorite!
This is one of those projects that could be a quick, inexpensive DIY for an amateur sewist. (If knits intimidate you, skip the zipper and try handsewing.) Or just give me a call and I'll make them for you!
My favorite reasons to love these pillows....
They're inexpensive (I think I spent 20 cents on the zipper and $5 on the pillow form).
And the stripes line up perfectly along the seams! I love it when that happens.
So go ahead.
Take a look in the back of your closet.
You may find the ingredients for this simple home decor sewing project.
Were you sitting there thinking I was just going to use part of the sweater and toss the rest? Oh no, no, no! I wouldn't let that gorgeous knit go to waste! I have a repurpose-ful idea for those sweater sleeves, too. But that's for another day, so stay tuned.