Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cable Knit Pincushions

These beautiful old molds...
and this chunky, gorgeous, cotton cable knit sweater...


came together to make a beautiful pincushion!


I cut out a square of fabric...


and hand sewed it in a large circle, 
pulling the sting tight as I went... 


When I got to the end I stuffed the circle 
with cotton balls...


and tied it tight...

Then I hot glued the stuffed fabric into the mold...


  And voila!


Adorable little pin cushions...

And...
the rest of the sweater became a chunky, cozy,
pillow cover.






14 comments:

  1. This is super cute! I love cable knits! They are sooo pretty!!

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  2. What a great sweater, Susan! I love that you got two projects out of it, too. Those molds make for great pincushion bases. Love the pillow; I almost bought one of those at a store, but it was too much money. Especially after you see people making them from old sweaters.

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  3. Love the pillow cover! Looks so Pottery Barn ;)

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  4. Love those square molds! So clever to use the sweater!

    Jeanine

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  5. Cute! I think I could do that even if I had to use the glue gun. Well not the pillow!

    ~Bliss~

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  6. Hello Susan-
    What a wonderful idea. I have a bunch of these molds that
    I just found at the Goodwill.
    And your pillow looks wonderful. Thanks for your inspiration.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  7. yet another brilliant idea. Love those molds.

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  8. Oh my this is so adorable! I want to make one!!

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    Donna

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  9. Great repurposing. I love it! Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Have a great day!! :)

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  10. Adorable! I have a few little molds like that purchased a few years ago. Now I know what to do with them. And its a two-fer project, even better!

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  11. So cute! I made a cable knit cushion cover out of an old red sweater & I adore it. It's so cuddly for the winter months.

    TFS!

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  12. Your pincushion and pillow are lovely! Love how you repurposed the wonderful old sweater. Really pretty!

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  13. I thought for sure I had commented on this post! Goes to show how unclear my thinking is these days!! I love how cozy that pillow looks and the pincushions are very cute....great way to use up the scraps. Love them!
    Jane

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  14. Nice use of that sweater for the pillow. It looks comfy... The pin cushion is darling too.

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