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Jen and I collect Christmas sweaters all year long, the uglier the better!

Last year we came across these gorgeous Ralph Lauren Christmas sweaters and I thought it would make a beautiful pillow.

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I don’t sew so I asked my mom if she could make my sweater into a pillow for me, she agreed and said it was one of the easiest DIY projects she has done.  (sorry I don’t have step-by-step pictures)

  1. Cut a straight line 1.5″ above where you want the top of the pillow to be.
  2. Turn inside out and sew the top of the sweater together (where you just cut).
  3. Insert the pillow form.
  4. Sew the bottom hem of the sweater together.

I know,  just way too easy!

The back of the pillow is the back of the sweater.

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Jens and her husband rocking an ugly Christmas sweater party!

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We scored with the ugly sweaters ... but don't you think Jen wins the ugliest :)

Filming Stretch Your Dollar, Ugly Christmas Sweater Segment at Houston Family Thrift Store

We were recently asked to film an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” segment for Stretch your Dollar and FINDING the sweaters was harder than one might think!   Jen and I, rarely see them in most of the thrift stores, so we were pleasantly surprised to not just find a few but rows of holiday clothing at Family Thrift Center Store!   Click HERE to see the segment.

(this particular segment was filmed at: 18200-18230 Frontage Rd 249, Houston, TX 77070,   Willowbrook )

Filming a segment with ABC13 Stretch Your Dollar

Filming a segment with ABC13 Stretch Your Dollar

We scored with the ugly sweaters ... but don't you think Jen wins the ugliest :)

We scored with the ugly sweaters … but don’t you think Jen wins the ugliest sweater  🙂

We had so many Christmas sweaters to choose from!

We had so many Christmas sweaters to choose from!

Sammy modeled for us, looking adorable as always!

Sammy modeled for us, looking adorable as always!

One of our readers modeled for us

One of our readers modeled for us

One of our readers volunteered to model for us and also brought her adorable 3 year old daughter who stole the show!  Our youngest model ever was perfect and had all of us giggling with her “hand on the hip” pose.

Getting ready to pose

Getting ready to pose

She has a future career in modeling with her "hand on the hip" pose!

She has a future career in modeling with her “hand on the hip” pose!

Our youngest model ever stole the show!

Our youngest model ever stole the show!

Thank you to our models!

Thank you to our models!

We even got our models husband (and little one’s daddy) to model for us!

Thank you to our models!

Thank you to our models!

 

 18200-18230 Frontage Rd 249 Houston, TX 77070  (Willowbrook)


18200-18230 Frontage Rd 249
Houston, TX 77070
(Willowbrook)

There are Family Thrift Center Stores all over Houston (this is not the thrift outlet store), click HERE to see all of the locations.