During the holidays I kept seeing pillows made of sweaters out there in "blog-o-land" and just loved them so I decided to make some for Valentines. Off to the thrift stores to find some pink and red sweaters just for my project. One thing I like about our local Salvation Army store is that all of the clothes are arranged by color so it is very easy to find exactly what I was looking for in a short amount of time. I spent $2.99 per sweater and it was also 30% off all women's clothing day. You've got to love a sale at a thrift store, right?
These are the two sweaters I purchased and I had the solid red one left over from my mom's project of making a red dickie for herself. Dose anyone else even know what dickies are? We used to have them as kids so we could wear a turtleneck collar under some thing without wearing the whole sweater. It is just the turtleneck collar with shoulders on it. Well, needless to say, Mom cannot find them anywhere so she makes her own.
I cut the heart shaped pillow out of the front and the back of the sweater body and then the edge and cording of the pillow out of the solid sleeves.
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