Thursday, October 8, 2009

PB Sweater Pillows

I think all of us have, at one time or another, drooled over the Pottery Barn Sweater Knit Pillow.
This Fall, I decided I HAD to have one.

Pottery Barn's Version
$39
(though they are offering FREE SHIPPING! woo.)


My Version



All three pillows cost me a grand total of $14.
Sweater #1 - $5
Sweater #2 - $4
Sweater #2 - $3
Pillow Insert (found at the thrift store!) - $2
I already had the other 2 pillow inserts.

Although Pottery Barn does have far (FAR) superior picture-taking abilities than I do, I'm very pleased with my sweater pillows.


11 comments:

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Yours look every bit a pretty as PB. Did you use a machine I'm assuming? I'd like to try this, but don't know whether I need a special needle or something.
peace!
cindy

Stephanie said...

Love'em! Spill the beans....where do we find sweaters for $5?

Just Rhonda said...

oh man those are CUTE!!! I'm gonna start looking for sweaters for this now!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are stunning! I like them just as much at PB!!! Start your own catalog!!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are stunning! I like them just as much at PB!!! Start your own catalog!!!

Mandy said...

Answers:
I found the sweaters at my local thrift store - the only one we have where I live (in Utah) is owned and operated by the LDS church. It's called Deseret Industries. Most of their sweaters are $5, some are $4 or $3 (if they are smaller sizes or have been around for a while!)
I washed them and dried them first, so the weave would be smaller.
I sewed three sides (though on one I only had to sew one side because my pillow form fit inside almost perfectly!) with my sewing machine - using the regular needle. I left the fourth side completely open to insert the pillow form.
Then I hand sewed the fourth side closed. The sweater just eats up the thread so you can't even find it!

northern cottage said...

oh my goodness - your stuff is BEAUTIFUL!! I was just featured by someday crafts & referenced your dining bench on my to do list:
http://northerncottage.blogspot.com/2009/10/ive-been-what-my-first-feature.html

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love these. Very clever.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

these are such a great idea. I wish i could come up with such great ideas on my own but instead i just have to copy the amazing ideas of people like you yeay!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I'm planning on this same project. I have several old sweaters in my fabric stash. Perfect for fall/winter. :)

Lee @ thriftybeaver.com said...

Cool! I'm pleased too!

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