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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    • 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

  1. says

    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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