Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cushions from knitted Sweater/jumpers

I love these cushions as they look so good, you can also cover any size cushion insert you like but today we are using a 16/16

You will need

1.One jumper-sweater and I  like to ones with buttons and this tutorial is for buttoned

2.Fabric to the back if you don't want to make the cushion cover double sided.

 3 pre-made cushion insert

Cut the sweater 17/17 for a 16/16 pillow

Keep the sleeves as you can use them for other things

Keep the hem as it adds character to the overall look



Put your jumper square onto the fabric square and hem or pin then stitch all the way around.
Remember to make the corners round and not a 45 degree (point)
Use a Sturdy needle and make a wider edge as wools moves and can be tricky to sew as it stretches





Cut the corners and turn in the right way, un-button the front and insert the cushion insert



Thanks to Honey Bear Lane for the photos



 This tutorial is for a 16×16 pillow.  However if you want to cover a pillow you already have, just measure by putting the pillow inside the sweater and marking where to cut.  Cut the front of your pillow by laying your sweater flat.  Cut off the arms and a straight line across the top, below the neck.  Cut a 17×17 square for a 16×16 pillow.  Mine is a little more rectangular so it’s more like 17×20.
Read more at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/10-minute-sweater-pillows.html#stzt6OliJsMX98E8.99
 This tutorial is for a 16×16 pillow.  However if you want to cover a pillow you already have, just measure by putting the pillow inside the sweater and marking where to cut.  Cut the front of your pillow by laying your sweater flat.  Cut off the arms and a straight line across the top, below the neck.  Cut a 17×17 square for a 16×16 pillow.  Mine is a little more rectangular so it’s more like 17×20.
Read more at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/10-minute-sweater-pillows.html#stzt6OliJsMX98E8.99
 
 
 
List of Supplies:
  • 1 old Sweater–I like the kind with buttons, like a cardigan.
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for the backing (a fat quarter is 18×22)
  • 1 16×16 pillow form

Read more at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/10-minute-sweater-pillows.html#stzt6OliJsMX98E8.99
List of Supplies:
  • 1 old Sweater–I like the kind with buttons, like a cardigan.
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for the backing (a fat quarter is 18×22)
  • 1 16×16 pillow form

Read more at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/10-minute-sweater-pillows.html#stzt6OliJsMX98E8.99
List of Supplies:
  • 1 old Sweater–I like the kind with buttons, like a cardigan.
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for the backing (a fat quarter is 18×22)
  • 1 16×16 pillow form

Read more at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/10-minute-sweater-pillows.html#stzt6OliJsMX98E8.99
List of Supplies:
  • 1 old Sweater–I like the kind with buttons, like a cardigan.
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for the backing (a fat quarter is 18×22)
  • 1 16×16 pillow form

Read more at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/10-minute-sweater-pillows.html#stzt6OliJsMX98E8.99

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