I love the chunky cable knit pillows that Pottery Barn has. The drawback to the Pottery Barn pillows is the price tag they come with - $59.50, on sale for $45. As you may know, a few DIY's have come up with their own version of these pillows using recycled sweaters. You can find many of the tutorials on Pinterest. Since I had an old sweater that would work perfect for this project, I decided to plunge in and make my own too.
Cable knit speaks - WINTER to me, so I dug out an old sweater and made it into a pocket pillow. A pocket pillow slipcover was the perfect choice for this pillow, as I used one of my spring/summer pillows as the pillow insert. This kept the cost down for this pillow because I didn't have to buy an insert. If you'd like to know how to make a pocket pillow, you can read my tutorial - Simple Pillows Anyone Can Make .
This sweater originally had an open front with large brown buttons. I decided to remove the large buttons and sew the front shut. I then had a flat closed sweater to work with . I used the bottom hem of the sweater to make the pocket on the back of the pillow. This made it simple and I didn't even have to finish the opening edge.
While shopping at TJ Maxx recently, I came across the most soft and luxurious throw. I've been wanting one of these for a while. I had some birthday gift money left from this summer, so I decided to pamper myself and buy one. I wish you could feel it, it is so soft and will be great to snuggle up in on the cold winter nights.
Now that I had a finished pillow and a throw, it was time to add the winter touches to the living room.
The cable knit pillow and soft throw add just the right texture and softness to the room.
A cozy cable knit sweater pillow along with the ultimate soft luxurious throw.....
This pillow was a fun DIY, that took only a small amount of time to make. It was very budget friendly too, using items I already had. Total cost for this pillow was under two dollars. My sweater was a thrift store find from a few years ago and a spring pillow insert. It's amazing what you can create using what you have.
All I need now is a cup of hot chocolate with a good book and snuggle in under the warm throw.
Have a great day!