Cozy Sweater Pillow Covers

I’ve channeling all the cozy winter feels for this holiday season (even if the California weather has other ideas!) To create a comfy atmosphere, my first project of the season was sewing these pillow covers from old sweaters. (More on those sweater balls soon!)

There are a few tutorials online, and I adapted them to create my own version. I wanted to make covers that are removable and have a crisp, tailored look, and I wanted to make the most of my sweaters, so I used plain fabric for the back of the pillow cover.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Old sweaters. I found mine at the thrift store, but you might even have some in your closet!
  • Fusible interfacing and iron
  • Coordinating fabric for the back of the pillows
  • Velcro for the pillow closure
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Pillow forms

Here’s how to do it:

  • Determine the size of your pillow – I designed mine to maximize the amount of the sweater I used and then found/made pillow forms to fit, but you could also start with the pillow forms
  • Iron fusible interfacing the size of your pillow + seam allowance to the inside of sweater
  • Cut out the fabric for the back and assemble the pillow covers following the instructions here

Here are some pictures of the finished pillows, before they get covered in dog hair…


As you might know, I am actually crazy for Christmas decorating, but I’m doing my best to stay appropriate to the season… more projects to come!

Julie aka “Jewels”

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