Use outgrown holiday sweatshirts for pillow covers. Measure the pillow (or pillow form) plus one inch all around. Cut out matching front and back pieces of sweatshirt or fronts from two sweatshirts if you want reversible pillows. Stitch around three sides, put pillow inside sweatshirt cover, and stitch fourth side.
You could also tuck the sleeves inside sweatshirt body and put pillow inside, tucking in extra fabric and hand stitching, if you want to be able to re-cover the pillow again after the holidays.
By Eileen M. from Elk Grove, CA
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Tips for reusing old sweatshirts that aren't fit to wear anymore. Cut off the sleeves with pinking shears and cut two leg holes in the appropriate places with pinking shears and make a doggie sweater for a small dog.
This is a page about making a quilt from old sweatshirts. A fun project that can be a reminder of many memories is a bed covering made of recycled sweatshirts.