Repurposed Christmas Pillow

Create a DIY Christmas pillow and decorate your home this holiday season! Save an old sweater that you no longer wear and use it to create a Repurposed Christmas Pillow. If you love to sew, then you'll have a ball making this cool Christmas craft.

Repurposed Christmas Pillow


  • Recycled red sweater
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Batting
  • Sewing pins


  1. Lay front of the sweater facing you on a flat surface.
  2. Cut a straight line across the sweater starting at bottom of sleeves.
  3. Turn sweater inside out and pin edges together.
  4. Sew a straight stitch to join ends of sweater, leaving a 1" seam.
  5. Sew opposite end of the same way.
  6. Unzip sweater and turn right side out.
  7. Use batting to stuff sweater to the desired firmness.
  8. Zip up pillow and enjoy!


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Who would think to use a sweater to create a Christmas pillow? I never had any clue to do this, but it seems so perfect. I love that you have the texture from the sweater to make this pillow so soft and comfy. I think I have several sweaters that I would like to use for this project.


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