Winter Design Trends

Turn an Old Sweater Into a Chic, Preppy Pillow

Add warm, menswear-inspired appeal to your bed pillows this winter with quick and easy slipcovers made from old sweaters and button-up shirts.

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Materials Needed:

  • pillows or pillow inserts sized 16x16", 18x18" or 20x20"
  • knit sweaters or menswear shirts
  • needle
  • thread

Dress Pillow Insert

Gather your materials, then slide the sweater or shirt onto a pillow insert in a similar manner to dressing a torso.

Position Arms

To ensure a crisp, professional look, align the arms of the sweater or shirt with the top corners of the pillow insert.

Fold and Tuck Arms

Once arms are firmly positioned along sides of pillow inserts, gather the sleeve in your hand and tuck each arm inside itself. You want a clean arm opening free of bunching or stretching.

Tip: Folding the arm in creates a clean, crisp line along the upper sides of the pillow and ensures fabric remains firmly and neatly stretched across front and back.

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