2 How-To’s for Turning Sweaters and Shirts into Pillows

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As we spend the next two weeks making our bedrooms the focus of our homes, we have to think about pillows. After all, comfort is essential when you’re sleeping or just lounging around in your pajamas. Here are two great ways to up the coziness with pillows using sweaters and shirts you already own.

Using Button Down Shirts

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Photo: Relevedesign.com

Brooklyn upcycling designer Bao-Khang Luu shares his step-by-step how-to for turning old men’s dress shirts into shams. Well-loved shirts get a second life when you use them to update your decor. Just make sure to use throw pillows that are slightly smaller than your shirt. Experiment with women’s blouses and different fabrics.

Using Old Knit Sweaters

Photo: Brassyapple.com

Photo: Brassyapple.com

If you’re already cleaning out your closet in preparation for the cold temperatures, here’s a great use for shabby sweaters. Turn them inside out, and use the roomy body to create a knit pillowcase. The Brassy Apple blog has breaks down steps to making the most of your moth-eaten knits.

 

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