- The first step was to 'felt' the wool. This has been known to happen by accident on occasion...but in this case was quite intentional. Felting produces a mass of matted fibres...a thick and dense fabric that we call felt.
- I washed the sweater in very hot water with a wee bit of detergent...and also dried it in the dryer. The rather large wool sweater (an Eddie Bauer original) was quite petite when this process was completed.
- The next step involved lying around in my laundry room...and then sewing room...for a few months. This step could be nicely omitted.
- Cut sweater open on side and neck seams. Cut off sleeves...discard or save to use in other projects.
- Measure pillow form and cut sweater to fit. I cut two 19" squares of felted wool for a 18" square pillow.
- Sew three sides with 1/2" seam and leave a 12" opening on the fourth side. Trim seam allowances diagonally at corners; turn pillow cover right side out. Insert pillow and hand stitch opening. Voila.
- Place on comfy chair...or throw on the floor and use when reading books to Maelyn.
I never actually had a whole lot of time to try it out just yet...since there were other things that took priority over lying around yesterday. Our son is still in the hospital...and we are taking things one day at a time on the farm. I discovered that there are still coveralls that fit me...and gloves and boots!
Have a terrific Tuesday...