How to Make an Easy DIY Sweater Pillow Cover

For the 10th Make of Christmas we’re bringing back a replay on how to how to upcycle an ugly sweater, or a cute one, into a fabulous pillow.

I am seeing knitted sweater pillows all over high end home decor websites right now, so you can easily take this tutorial to make some trendy home decor for a fraction of the price of retail.

In the video I show you how to cut your sweater and back it with fleece to give it some extra body and stability, add a zipper so you can just slip it over your everyday pillows for the holiday, and store it flat the rest of the year, and of course, sew everything together into a pillow.

You can use fancy sweaters you found second hand, or just don’t fit anymore, but I always love a good ugly sweater. I used a worn out one for mine with the goal of someday having a collection of Ugly Christmas Sweater Pillows covering my couch.

And the best part? You can absolutely make this from start to finish in two hours or less, making it a very fast, fun gift. Plus, we are shipping everything within one business day and are nowhere near our holiday shipping cutoff, so we can still get you everything you need to make this, except the sweater.

Supplies I used:
Old sweater
1/2 yard of fleece:
Thread that matches your sweater:
Zipper that matches your sweater:
I used Hot Red
Pillow form:
Flat Flower Pins:

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Music: Coming On Christmas (Instrumental Version) by Sven Karlsson from Epidemic Sound.

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  1. Love, Love, Love this tutorial. While it’s not going to happen in 2021, I know exactly what I’ll be making for a couple of people for Xmas 2022. Thanks so much!
    I’m thinking I might see if I can find sweaters for other holidays to make a year of pillow covers.


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