It’s Oct. 1, and we are so excited to revisit one of our most popular and fun projects. With some inspiration from Ralph Lauren, I turned two men’s wool sport jackets into pillows. They are very classic and the perfect touch for fall and winter. Enjoy.
Here in Lexington, where October means race season at Keeneland, we love the equestrian look. These pillows fill that bill perfectly.
Regular readers of The 2 Seasons know I am a fan of the Ralph Lauren look and always stop by his store when I am in New York City and Paris. You can read about some of my visits here, here, here, here, and here.
I wanted some nice masculine pillows like the ones in the Lauren store. So, instead of paying hundreds of dollars for them, I decided to make my own. I bought two sports coats at Goodwill that were on sale for $2.00 each, reduced from $3.99. It was really a simple procedure.
This is all you need to do to make your own:
1. First, cut out a rectangular shape from the front of the sports coat, and then sew the opening shut so it won’t gap when it becomes a pillow.
2. Cut away the lining and any extra fabric on the inside. This step will cut down on the bulkiness.
3. Cut some plain fabric (I used part of a painter’s drop cloth) the same size as the sports coat section you already cut out.
4. Place the two right sides together, and sew them to each other. Leave a space large enough to insert the stuffing.
5. Turn the pillow right side out and fill the insides with pillow stuffing. This works better than a pillow form because the shape of the pillow will probably be an odd size since it is being constructed from a sports coat.