What do you do with sweaters in the summer? Turn them into pillows, of course! It’s almost too hot outside to even touch a sweater but when they’re in pillow form it sure is comfortable (especially when its cashmere). Now I have to admit that only one of the sweaters we used is cashmere. Can you guess which one? (hint: it’s the fuchsia one). The tutorial is pretty simple, although when it comes to sewing I needed Momma’s help (still working on those sewing skills), but if you’re familiar with your sewing machine this is a breeze. All else you need is kilt pin and some red leather tassels to complete the look.
The tassels were fun for me to figure out: I just used red leather lace and this Martha Stewart tutorial, with a few changes. You need some super glue one you’re finished to hold it all together because the lace doesn’t tie and tuck as easily as the thread for a traditional tassel. Alternatively, you could make them with a solid rectangle of leather like in this tutorial. But before you get started – make sure to check out all of the fun projects for this week’s DIY Summer School session below!
So what do you think? Would you sacrifice an old sweater for a throw pillow?
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