DIY Cable Sweater Pillow

Now that all the Christmas decorations are packed away for another eleven months, doesn’t the house feel bare?  I hate that feeling!  In an effort to keep some seasonal decor, I made this DIY Cable Sweater Pillow!

DIY Cable Sweater Pillow

This picture from West Elm was the inspiration for my pillow.


Wanna make your own DIY Cable Sweater Pillow?


Here’s what you need:

Old cable sweater


Straight pins

Sewing machine {with coordinating thread}


Needle and thread

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{Recognize the sweater?  It’s the same one I tore apart for my Sweater Wrapped Packages post!  You can find it here.}

I cut out the bottom of the sweater to use for the pillow.  I left the seams intact so I wouldn’t ruin the integrity of the sweater.


Turn the sweater inside out.

Pin around the open edges, leaving about four inches open to turn it right side out once sewn.



Begin sewing the pinned edges.  Leave about a one inch seam allowance.


Turn the sweater right side out and begin stuffing with Polyfil.


To close the opening, I used a hidden stitch technique.  You can find the tutorial I used from Sewing Stars here.

{You will probably need to play around and fluff it up a bit depending on how stretchy your sweater was.}

DIY Cable Sweater Pillow

DIY Cable Sweater Pillow

I love this DIY Cable Sweater Pillow!  The sweater texture is the perfect winter-y touch!

Are you ready to go destroy some old sweaters to make your own?



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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Love it! I need to go through my old sweaters…too cute!

  2. Great idea! I love those pillows and what a great way to recycle an old sweater!

  3. Such a great idea! I have the perfect sweater dress to use for it and it would look awesome in bub number 3’s nursery that I am currently decorating! Awesome.

  4. I’ve been wanting to make one of these. Cute!

  5. Super cute! I have been paring down my closet, I should do this!!

  6. Love your new sweater pillow. I have been wanting to make a few for our home. Thanks for the inspiration. ;o)

  7. Adorable & easy!!

  8. I love this idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I’m a new follower ;)

  9. Great knock off! I love those West Elm pillows, perfect inspiration :)

  10. I think I have an old pink sweater that would be perfect for a valentines pillow….Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. How do you keep the sweater from unraveling?

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      On the pillow? It’s sewn. The rest of the sweater I’ve used for “parts” for various craft projects…hee hee

  12. Very creative!! I am going to dig through my old sweaters and make a couple of these. Thanks so much for the ideas!

  13. I’ve been dying to try this with some holey sweaters, but I’m nervous that my stitches will pull through. I’ve never used a sewing machine on sweaters before. Is that a problem?

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      I haven’t had any problems with the stitches pulling through. My son uses that pillow as a battering ram and it’s still holding together! ;)


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