Trend Spotting is my favorite pastime, I browse through stores, magazines, online blogs and catalogues. In doing this, I see seasonal trends, I do not necessarily support all the latest trends, sometimes I just roll my eyes… And think oh not again! O.K. now my age maybe showing.
There are some trends that I think Hmmm…. Now that’s looks appealing!
One trend worth mentioning, are cable knit throw pillows. Ooh La La… Love the high end look and feel of the pillows, not so much the price. So, here’s how I created a high end Wool Blend Cable Knit Sweater Pillow, whew say that fast three times!
It has already been established that I love thrift stores & second hand boutique’s! So, in my travels I have been keeping an eye out for a good quality “brand name & material” cable knit sweater, I found one yesterday.
I simply turned the clean, size small, sweater inside out and sewed two parallel straight lines under the arms of the sweater. Then cut the sweater above the lines, this prevented the sweater from unravelling. Repeating the same process at the bottom of the sweater, leaving a 4 inch gap in the seam.
Using a pillow form from a surplus pillow in storage. I then turned the sweater right side out and stuffed the form inside. Then hand stitched the gap in the seam. Voila! I’m loving my new wool blend cable knit sweater pillow; Total cost $6.00.
Trust me on this, If I can do this, anyone can… sewing is not my strong suit.
Quick Tip: When sewing a sweater on a machine use a longer stitch length and slow down the speed, allow the feeder foot advance the material. This keeps the sweater from stretching.
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