Then the other night while cleaning out my closet, I pulled out a couple of old sweaters that would normally have made their way to the Goodwill pile, and had an idea. Why not use the knits to make myself some new pillows and pillow covers? So I started experimenting with this Old Navy gem from way back:
After flip flopping it around inside out and upside down, I realized that the best way to do this was to make the sweater neck the future pillow opening, that way I could simply slip the pillow insert in there and not worry about how to close it off. A few stitches and snips later, I had a new pillow! It's certainly not my best work, but not bad for a first attempt.