60 Minutes

Ugly sweater to cozy pillow in 60 minutes or less. I love me a quick project, and a quick, cheap project is even better!  I found this delightfully dated sweater at the thrift store for a whopping $3.99.

ugly sweater

The style may have been screaming "Cosby Show", but the pattern was screaming "make me a pillow!"  At least that's what I heard.

So I did.

I started with a 12 x 16 pillow form, and since I like my pillows overstuffed (no karate chopping in this house!)  I cut my fabric slightly smaller.

sweater pillow pieces

With the "right" sides together, I sewed 3 and a half sides, leaving an opening on one end to flip and stuff my pillow.

sweater pillow side progress

I then sewed the opening together by hand (and since both of my hands were occupied, I wasn't able to get a picture... I tried... it wasn't pretty)

And a cozy sweater pillow was born!

sweater pillow

And the cats rejoiced.

sweater pillow kitty model

Just kidding.  They were indifferent at best.  I'm just happy I was happy to bribe a cooperative model with a treat.

And there you have it- an ugly sweater- turned-cozy pillow in under an hour.

Have you tackled any speedy-but-gratifying diys lately?