DIY Sweater Throw Pillows With Rag Garland Embellishment

DIY Sweater Pillows with rag garland embellishment at

As you may know, I’ve been working on Kate’s new cottage inspired bedroom.  That means tons of little home-made details.  This week, I’ve been working on her bedding and curtains, and decided to make some throw pillows.  These aren’t just your run of the mill throw pillows, though…these are DIY sweater pillows!

Yep…pillows made from my old sweaters.

My friend Jill from Create.Craft.Love recently made some, so I decided to try and make some as well.  You can check out her tutorial for the actual pillow making instructions.

Scrap Fabric

I wanted to take the pink pillow a step further and add some embellishments.  I pulled out some of my scrap fabric and got to work.

DIY Sweater Throw Pillows at


I simply cut strips of fabric, tied them onto some bakers twine and sewed each end to the pillow.

Isn’t that little rag garland adorable and extremely cottagy?


DIY Sweater Throw Pillow at

I also used one of my white sweaters that had a small hole in it to make a creamy white pillow too.

Kate has been dragging this one around all over our home…she says it’s the most comfy pillow ever…now how sweet is that?

Rag Garland Window Treatment at

I’m using the same rag garland as part of her window treatment, but you will have to come back next week to see that!

Wanna see a little more of Kate’s room?  You can check out a sneak peak of her room here and also the aqua painted dresser with ribbon pulls that I rescued from the side of the road.

I can’t wait to show you the rest!!!

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  1. says

    I am so going to copy cat you! I love this. Pinning :)

  2. says

    Awww…I love the little rag garland! Can’t wait to see the windows! So sweet!

  3. says

    It’s looking amazing! That fabric garland is da bomb… I lurrrrve it!

  4. says

    What? No! As soon as I started reading this post I was all “Oh yeah! I love rag garlands! I should make more! You know where they would look cute? As part of a window treatment!” And then I get to the bottom of your post and you’re all “I’m so smart. I’m going to think of the idea to put rag garlands on windows way before Courtenay and then I’m going to say it so she’ll just be a big ol’ copy cat.” Yeah, that’s what happened!

  5. says

    Okay, you are Killing us with these little sneak peaks!!! Girlfriend you are lucky I don’t live closer because I would be knocking at your door right now, so I could get a BIGGER peak of that adorable room of yours… The Pillow is ADORABLE and so FUN!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the room {Wink*}

  6. says

    Lovely! I love your scrap fabric addition–wonderful colors! Looking forward to seeing it all come together :-)

  7. says

    Your pillows are so cute! The window treatments look like they’re going to be adorable as well.
    Mary Alice

  8. says

    Wow, so cute! You did a fantastic job ;)
    Jamie ~

  9. says

    Oh so pretty and oh so soft! : ) Some little girl is very lucky to have such a nice and talented mommy! :)

  10. says

    I love this – and would love to feature it on my blog next Tuesday in my weekly DIY post, if you don`t mind!

    It looks great and I love the fabrics you choose!

    Cortney at organically


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