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. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


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

    I'd like to invite you to come link up at my first Link Party going on now!! I hope to see you there.

  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.

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

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


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


  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.

  7. yet another brilliant idea. Love those molds.

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

    Shared on FJi Facebook and pinned for SNS 122. :)


  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!! :)

  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!

  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.


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

  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!

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


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