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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Ideas for Your Old Pillowcases

A Book Bag Made from an Old PillowcaseAfter your household linens begin to wear out or get replaced, you may think about what to do with your old ones. In place of simply just throwing them out, why not repurpose your old pillowcases into something you can keep on using? There are plenty of fun and creative ways to reuse old pillowcases around your Smith Mountain Lake rental home. Study the ideas below to inspire some creativity of your own!

Floor cushion. Pillowcases are an excellent size to create a restful floor pillow or chair! Just completely sew three or four pillowcases together along the long edges, stuff with pillows or other filler, and sew closed. These cushions are perfect for your game room or reading nook, not to mention sleepovers!

Dog bed. Old pillowcases can create a splendid cover for your dog bed, similarly! Dog beds take a lot of abuse and can start to have a torn up look over time. Why not utilize old pillowcases to have a cover for an existing dog bed that you can remove and wash? Or, just put the new stuffing and produce a brand new dog bed out of that old pillowcase. Either way, you’ll save money!

Apron. The patterns on lots of older linens can double as appealing wearables, such as an apron. Both fulfilling and functional, you can use the fabric of a pillowcase to cut and sew your way into a cute apron you’ll use frequently. Aprons come in multiple different sizes and styles, so take one that you admire and add your personal touches to give it a custom touch!

Laundry bag. The shape of a pillowcase renders itself obviously to a wide range of creative uses. Incredible as it sounds, you can turn any old pillowcase into a laundry bag simply by adding a drawstring around the top opening. You’ll just have to fold the top edge over, sew, and then thread a cord through. Excellent for traveling or a small space, a pillowcase laundry bag is indeed a very simple DIY anyone can make!

Reusable shopping bag. If you’re enthusiastic to put in a few extra minutes, you could furthermore repurpose that old pillowcase into an attractive, reusable shopping bag. There will be a little bit more cutting and sewing involved to make the handles, thus if you’re handy with a needle, that should be okay!

Chair Covers. Another better idea for reusing old pillowcases is to set up decorative chair covers for your home. If you have several vintage or decorative pillowcases with a pattern you like, it’s easy to slip them over the backs of chairs and turn them into a sleek, cute design. Just tie a ribbon or cord around the chair back to keep the covers in place.

Book tote. Why not employ that old pillowcase to help you carry the load – of books, that is! A fascinating book tote is a not difficult project you can fulfill in just a few hours. You should have to cut strips off the top of the pillowcase and sew them into handles. Nonetheless, if you can “handle” it, you will certainly have created a fun and functional tote you can take anywhere.

Dress or cute top. Lastly, what can thus be sweeter than a favorite pillowcase turned into a child’s dress or summer top? You can be guided by quite a lot of simple patterns to fashion a simple dress, skirt, or top that will be perfect to wear on those warm summer days.

Are you on the lookout for a new rental home that will help bring out your creative side? Reach out to the professional Smith Mountain Lake property managers at Real Property Management Cairn or simply check out our listings online.

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