It’s about time a make a real DIY for you guys, with every step explained. Well, here it is: a ‘mommy-pillow’. How I chose that name? Well, my mom had this old sweater she wore alot but after washing it so many times, it stretched out and wasn’t wearable anymore. Still, I didn’t want her to throw it away so I decided to give it a new life! I took my threads and started sewing – without a sewingmachine.
Do you guys like it? Now here’s how you do it.
First, this is what you’ll need:
an old sweater
* threads (any color you want)
* a needle
* straight pins
If you want to do something extra with it, you can use whatever you want. This is what I used:
studs and buttons
Step 1: Fold the sweater in two. You can choose how you want it, it depends on the shape you want your pillow to have.
Step 2: Sew the upper side and the other side together (as you folded them). Make sure you still have an opening to fill it.
Step 3: Sew ribbons on the ends of your sweater, so later on you can tie them together to close it. I used ribbons that were on the sweater to hang it in your closet.
In this picture, you can also see on the lower side how I sew both sides together, leaving the original opening open to fill it later.
Step 4: Decorate your pillow with buttons, ribbons, studs,… Anything you like really!
Here’s a hint if you use studs from an old belt. To open up the pins without hurting yourself (or ruining your nails or anything), you can use a pincet as you can see below.
Step 5: Your pillow now is almost done! All you need to do is fill it up. You can use an old pillow and put it in. But if you don’t have one, just take an old pillowcase (or make one by sewing 2 pieces of fabric together, leaving one side open) and fill it with whatever is soft. Wool is the best for it, you can buy it in many stores. You just put it in your mommy-pillow and close it with the ribbons you sew on (step 3).
And this is the result!
What do you guys think of it? Will you make one? Send me a link of your pictures if you did!