Create Letter Pillows From Knit Sweaters
Personalize beds, chairs and sofas with one-of-a-kind letter pillows that spell names or phrases.
- knit sweaters
- craft paper
- iron-on adhesive tape
- straightedge or cardboard
To start this project, gather a collection of sweaters in a chosen color palette.
Mark Craft Paper
Create letter stencils by marking craft paper using a pencil along a straightedge or piece of cardboard.
Use scissors to cut out stencils along traced pencil lines of craft paper.
Trace the stencil directly to the sweater using chalk.
With scissors, cut two layers of sweater to size along the chalk line.
Fuse Top and Bottom Layers
Place iron-on adhesive along the edges of cut-out sweater pieces (Image 1), then place top and bottom pieces together. Use an iron to fuse fibers together (Image 2).
Leave small openings at the top and bottom of letters to insert batting.
Insert batting into open holes until the letter pillow is stuffed evenly.
Close Up Ends
Close the top and bottom openings with a needle and thread using a whipstitch method (Image 1). Tip: Whenever possible, incorporate buttons, zippers and embroidery into the pillow for an extra layer of visual interest (Image 2).