DECEMBER 6TH: REPURPOSE THAT UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER
Ugly Christmas sweater parties are popular, here's a way to use the sweater after the party. Make it into a pillow. To make simply measure the size you want the pillow to be, mark it out on the front and back of the sweater, using the pattern to it's best advantage. Sew around the outline and cut out. You should use a tight enough tension so that the stitches are close enough together so the sweater does not unravel. With the right sides facing each other, sew around three sides just inside of the previous sewn line. Stuff the pillow and hand sew up the open side to close the pillow. I think cardigans make sweet pillows when you leave the buttons on and just sew the placket closed. Children's sweaters can be made into cute heart-shaped ornaments. It would a great way to keep the memories. Maybe a sweater from baby's first Christmas? I just spied a similar pillow in the Garnet Hill catalog that had pom-poms attached to all four corners. The price was unbelievable! (as is everything in Garnet Hill)
Here's how the pillow looks on our window seat on our upstairs landing:
That Lone Star quilt was a bargain because it had a stain, but I just strategically folded it so it doesn't show. I always say if you have friends that look for imperfections like stains or if it bothers them, you need new friends!