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Recycled Sweaters


So I’ve been meaning to make some new pillows for our couch since the day we brought it home 6 months ago.  I could never get motivated or decided on what exactly I wanted. A few months ago I sorted out our pile of sweaters in the closet for good will. There were two sweaters Gary and I never wear that my mom gave to us when we moved up here to Timbucktoo (aka Timberlakes) I couldn’t bring myself to give them away because they are beautiful but just a little too bulky to wear. So the light bulb went off and I figured I would find a way to use them as couch pillows and then I found a great sweater of Garys that matched pretty well and figured I’d use that as well. So today I broke out the needle and thread and here are the results…

Here’s the thing I’m proud of I didn’t even cut them up. The sweaters from my mom that is. I just turned in the arms and collars. Then tucked it to the size I wanted. Then I stitched the open ends with some crochet thread.

Gary’s sweater on the other hand, well I chopped that one up and used a blanket stitch with the crochet thread to stitch up the open ends and I stitched on a few buttons in necessary places as well like the neck.

I took the arms from that sweater and made the “Wee One” some pants. Sweater Pants. They actually turned out quiet well. I wouldn’t mind a pair myself if it were at all possible but I can’t really imagine fitting my legs into what is meant for arms. Anyway its great lounge wear for the babe. I found some instructions for making some sweater pants here.


  1. Angie

    I am impressed! You are so talented with sewing. I need some lessons! Love the pillows!!!

  2. mom

    Danette, the pillows look great! And Ellie’s pants are adorable. Great Job as always. Love Linda

  3. WOW!!! I want some sweater pants too! You are honestly just talented.

  4. grandma mckenney

    Glad you recycled those. They look Fab. And I also love the sweater pants too cute. Love the other mom

  5. michelle

    Wow!!! Impressive!!! I love it!!!

  6. Leslie

    That is a great idea! I have to tell you that anyone that has come to my lovely abode (more lovely since the pillows have arrived and settled in) makes a comment on my fabulous pillows. Where did you get them? They are so great! They are so unique! I just smile and nod and wait for them to quit gushing and then I get to say, “My sister made them!” Thanks for sending your creativity out into the soup!

  7. Sara

    Great job! The pillows look great and I love the pants on Ellie. They look so comfy.

  8. Danielle

    Danette! You are so creative! They look great and i bet they are cozy to snuggle up to! What a great idea! And Ellie’s pant look so cozy too!!!



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