Tuesday, March 1, 2011


So if you haven't seen the Nate Berkus show you are totally missing out! I absolutely adore him. He's adorable, fashionable, an amazing interior designer, DIY expert, friendly and did I mention ADORABLE!

You can go to the show's website to see when it's on near you HERE if you don't already DVR it like I do!
It's on at 6:00 pm here in Georgia

Thought I would share one of his DIY projects that I loved.
(Have I mentioned I love things that are handmade that don't look handmade!!)

Get the step-by-step guide to creating your very own cashmere cable knit pillow cover on a budget.

Cashmere sweaters are a great fall accessory to make any home more cozy! But a store-bought cashmere sweater can cost upwards of $350. You don’t need to break the bank to add a millionaire look to your home. With a few cable knit sweaters from a thrift store and pillow inserts, you can create a cashmere pillow for under $20!

What You Need
Cable Knit Cashmere Sweater

Pillow Insert


Sewing Machine


1. Lay your cashmere sweater flat and place your pillow insert on top.
2. Cut the sweater around the perimeter of the pillow, leaving about ½ of an inch around each side.
3. Line up your two squares as perfectly as possible, and pin the two squares together around the perimeter of your cover.
4. Sew together three sides of your pillow, and then turn the cover right side out.
5. Insert the pillow form and pin the fourth side of your pillow in place, making sure to match the cables.
6. Slip stitch the fourth side of your pillow closed, and your good-as-new cable knit cashmere pillow is complete!

Tips: When you’re thrifting for the perfect cashmere cable knit sweater, look for men’s large sweaters so you have enough material to create your pillow cover.

1 comment:

Kimber said...

goodwill here I come!! wait...I need a sewing machine first!! grr

I love his show too :)