January 21, 2012

Look What You Can Do With Three Scarves!

Yesterday it snowed. A perfect day to make some new pillows from warm fuzzy scarves. And a great excuse to take a break from painting.

Now the pillows in our TV room are looking rather pathetic. So last time I was thrifting I picked up three winter scarves and a down pillow form. Now I usually don't tell Andrew about the pillow form. He gets grossed out. I only pick pillows that are good quality with a zippered cover that I promptly remove and toss out. I WASH the pillow form. So really, like new. And what Andrew doesn't know...
Besides, Sneakers is always on board.
My three little scarves became these three lovelies.

Pin It The black and grey wool scarf became my favourite pillow. It is so soft and warm. Perfect for snuggling on a winter's night. I loved the fringe so much, that I had to incoporate it into the pillow. I love how it turned out.

The wool and linen scarf became a two-sided pillow. Since the scarf had a ruffled line on one side, and a plain line on the other, I thought it would be fun to show both sides.

The third scarf, cream and polyester (yes, I know, polyester, but it is soft) got some love with a few stiches by hand.

All ready for a night of tv with the family. Storage Wars here we come!
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And now I'm off to do some painting.

I'm linking up here:
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  1. oh so pretty and inventive...makes me wanna snuggle up & take a nap!

    would love to have ya come swing by for a visit - linky party going on now. xo


  2. I love what you've done with them! So clever to think outside the box. I especially like your seam on the part polyester one. Thanks for some inspiration!

  3. wow!! these are amazingly cute! makes me want to snuggle with them! :) go you!!

  4. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments. We've been enjoying are new cozy pillows.

  5. Great job! Just got a sewing machine - love the ideas here! If you will, come share at my first ever link party! http://dwellonjoy.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-ever-dwell-on-friday.html

  6. Oh, wow! Awesome job! I would never have thought to do that! The second one is my favorite. I'd be thrilled if you'd link them here:


  7. Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays! I bought some pillow forms yesterday and also sewed my first project too! I'm on the hunt for some clearance scarfs to give it a go of my own! I love this idea {even though I've already told you that}!

  8. Great pillows! I do love a good upcycle!
    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Sarah - happy scarf hunting! I'm glad you were inspired! Makes my day :)

  10. Jill - Thanks for visiting. I'll be sure to visit your blog.

  11. Stopping by from the CSI linky! Really lovely pillows! Great idea!

  12. These are awesome! I love that they started as scarves, you did a great job with these. My husband would totally get grossed out about the pillow forms too. I have to be careful what I tell him about my thrift store finds! So funny. Visiting from the CSI Project.

    1. Hi Taryn. Thanks for stopping by. Glad I'm not the only one that doesn't tell all!


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