Saturday, May 22, 2010

Upcycled Sweater Tutorial and a Giveaway!

Recently, a friend online, greenviewlane, began selling adorable felt flowers for crafters to use in their... well, crafting!  I loved the flowers from the start and thought they would be perfect for on a pillow.  Weeks later, I found a cashmere sweater at a garage sale that unfortunately had a hole in it.  Lucky for me, because of the hole, I got the sweater for free, and decided it would be the perfect thing to turn into a pillow cover.


{pillow cover is available for sale in my shop}

Would you like to make your own?  I have a pdf tutorial available for free for a limited time, all you need to do is click here and download it.  And GreenViewLane has made it so easy to get going - she has a special listing in her shop just for this tutorial!  The materials you need are:
  • 1 ready to cut up sweater
  • 1 set of felt flowers from GreenViewLane (only $3.75 + shipping)
  • 1 old pillow or pillow insert

In addition to this free tutorial, GreenViewLane is generously giving away a set of 3 flowers (winner picks the color) to get one lucky winner started with their pillow or other project.

eco friendly felt flowers

To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know what you would do with these felt flowers.

One entry per person, and please make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
Entries close on Friday,  May 28.

erin

12 comments:

Liv said...

So cute, I might use them on a hairpiece or a cardigan...

but I do love the pillow idea too.

AMKreations said...

What a lovely tutorial!

If I were to win these flowers, I would look into making hair clips with them. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would have someone I know make me a pillow. :)

ssbarton@zoominternet.net

Rustique Art said...

I'm loving the pillow idea...I really enjoy the dimension it adds to the pillow. And I notice the pretty quilting effect with the stem and leaf outline. Very nice!

So I think that I would use them on a pillow as well.

PACountry said...

Great pillow!!!

I think they would be pretty to embellish a little girls' sundress or even a sunhat!

SEWphisticated Mama said...

These are really cute... they would be cute to attach to a pin back so you could use them on just about anything (shirts, purse, pillows, etc...)

kathryn said...

the pillow is lovely. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the flowers. I would fix them together and put a pin on the back to use as a hat pin in my winter hat. Wouldn't that brighten up my winter

Brittany C said...

I love these flowers! I would use them on hair accessories or in jewelry making.

Thanks for the opportunity!

brittany202575@gmail.com

Colleen said...

I thought of putting them on a home-made makeup bag that I leave out on my sink. Except I can't make it w/o a sewing machine. :(

Tracy said...

I am into pillows right now so I'd likely add them to that!

Christine said...

I want to put them on hair clips! so cute!

christini8.0@gmail.com

Artemis said...

Oh love them! I love the pillow idea (and need to make a pillow for my loveseat actually) but they would look pretty cool as a headband...

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