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Returning readers to my blog know how much I love refashioning clothes, accessories, and home decorations from men’s clothing.  Not only can loads of projects be made out of men’s stuff, but men’s clothing tends to be a lot sturdier than woman’s clothing — really, I’ve seen such a downgrade in the quality of women’s clothes.  Making pillows from men’s sweaters are a great way to upcycle.  You can also turn your old pillows and give them new life into sofa pillows (after a run through the washing machine).  Double upcycle! 🙂

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man’s Sweater

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Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Here’s a long-sleeve beige man’s sweater (even if the photo cuts off the arms lol).

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Cut underneath the armpits.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Cut off one of the sweater’s arms.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Cut off the top, the curvy part that’s actually the part that attaches to the body of the sweater.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Cut the sleeve down from the seam and lay out flat.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

You’re basically now just making three different pieces the same size — the sleeve, and the front and the back of the bottom of the sweater that you cut in the first step.  The sleeve will be the bow front.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Here is the bow front of the pillow, cut into a rectangle.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

The three pieces.  The bow part is in the center (the sleeve of this sweater has ribbing in a different direction than the bottom part).

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Sew the sides of the pillow together, all three layers.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

The three layers together.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Remember that top piece of the sleeve? Cut yourself a small rectangle for the bow center.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Turn the entire pillow inside out, so the bow is on the outside.  Folding the bow center into thirds, wrap it around the bow.  Either glue or sew into place.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Turn the pillow outside in again, and notch the corners, pulling part of the bow front.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Sew the top and bottom.  Make sure to leave a hole at the top (or bottom) to fill the stuffing.

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

My leftover stuffing. 🙂

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Now, just stitch the hole closed!

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

All done 🙂

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Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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