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

A Book Bag Made from an Old PillowcaseAt any moment your household linens get worn out or get replaced, you may be seriously wondering about what to do with your old ones. In lieu of just throwing them out, why not repurpose your old pillowcases into something you can keep on using? There are numerous fun and creative ways to reuse old pillowcases around your Batesville rental home. Look into the ideas below to inspire some creativity of your own!

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

Dog bed. Old pillowcases bring about a good cover for your dog bed, as well! Dog beds take a lot of abuse and can start to look torn up over time. Why not decide to use old pillowcases to create a cover for an existing dog bed that you can remove and wash? Or, just put to use new stuffing and develop a brand new dog bed out of that old pillowcase. Either way, you’ll save money!

Apron. The patterns on many older linens can double as adorable wearables, in particular, an apron. Both fun and functional, you can use the fabric of a pillowcase to cut and sew your way into a cute apron you’ll use over and over again. Aprons come in various different sizes and styles, so use one that you fancy and add your personal touches to give it a personalized and custom feature!

Laundry bag. The shape of a pillowcase grants itself undoubtedly to a wide range of creative uses. Amazingly enough, you can turn any old pillowcase into a laundry bag solely by adding a drawstring around the top opening. You’ll just need to fold the top edge over, sew, and then thread a cord through. Great for traveling or a small space, a pillowcase laundry bag is a worry-free, simple DIY anyone can make!

Reusable shopping bag. If you’re eager to put in a few extra minutes, you could likewise repurpose that old pillowcase into a fascinating, reusable shopping bag. There may have to be more cutting and sewing involved to make the handles, though if you’re handy with a needle, that should not be a problem!

Chair Covers. Another fine idea for reusing old pillowcases is to make into decorative chair covers for your home. If you have a variety of vintage or decorative pillowcases with a pattern you fancy, it’s simple to wholly slip them over the backs of chairs and give it a modern look. Tie a ribbon or cord around the chair back to keep the covers reliably in place.

Book tote. Why not put into service that old pillowcase to help you carry the load – of books, that is! A pretty book tote is a rather simple, worry-free project you can finish in just a few hours. You have to cut strips off the top of the pillowcase and sew them into handles. Notwithstanding, if you can “handle” it, you will have created a fun and functional tote you can take anywhere.

Dress or cute top. One last point, what would be sweeter than a favorite pillowcase turned into a child’s dress or summer top? You can find lots of simple patterns to fashion a simple dress, skirt, or top that will be perfect to wear on those warm summer days.

Are you inquiring about a new rental home that will help bring out your creative side? Communicate with the professional Batesville property managers at Real Property Management Delta or browse our listings online.

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