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DIY SUMMER SCHOOL: CASHMERE SWEATER PILLOWS

Turn your old cashmere sweaters into chic throw pillows on Thou Swell.

Turn your old cashmere sweaters into chic throw pillows on Thou Swell.

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!

DIY SUMMER SCHOOL
 

Turn your old cashmere sweaters into chic throw pillows on Thou Swell.

Turn your old cashmere sweaters into chic throw pillows on Thou Swell.

So what do you think? Would you sacrifice an old sweater for a throw pillow?

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12 Comments

  1. DJ Hargrave wrote:

    Cashmere is the way to happiness!

    DJ- http://www.tailormade-style.com

    Posted 7.23.15
  2. Those tassels are the perfect addition! Love the colors too.

    Posted 7.23.15
  3. You had me at cashmere! These pillows are delicious!

    Posted 7.23.15
  4. Beth @ designPOST interiors wrote:

    These are so pretty and look so high-end. I am starting to think that’s your super power!

    Posted 7.23.15
    • What a compliment! I’m so glad to hear that they look so polished! Thank you Beth, I’m having so much fun with these projects 🙂

      Posted 7.24.15
  5. I think I’m a little too attached to my sweaters, especially the uber-soft cashmere ones, to cut them up! But these pillows look so fancy and, most importantly, comfy! so maybeee I’d sacrifice one 😛 This is such a great DIY! It’d definitely spice up any room 😀 Thanks for sharing! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 7.24.15
    • I definitely understand that feeling – I spared one of my own sweaters for this project and opted to cut up my mom and sisters’ sweaters instead… But I think it’s a great second life for an old sweater! Thanks Audrey!

      Posted 7.24.15
  6. María wrote:

    Great idea! Loved it!!
    Lots of love, xx

    http://www.marysreturn.com
    http://www.marysreturn.com

    Posted 7.26.15

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