Confession: I love crafting with vintage pillowcases! A pillowcase provides the perfect amount of fabric for so many projects, and when you’re cutting into a pillowcase, you don’t have to wrangle yards and yards of fabric.
My favorite pillowcase crafts work with the design of the pillowcase. You’ve got that wide seam around the opening and all of the sturdy, serged side seams, and often instead of cutting apart the whole pillowcase, you can make those already-stitched parts work for you. You’ll see some of this in the selected projects on the next few pages.
If you don’t have vintage or otherwise reclaimed pillowcases in your crafty stash, check the thrift store or yard sales. You’re sure to run across some cute ones! Remember: it’s only upcycling if your materials are second hand or landfill-bound, so a pillowcase you find on sale at Walmart might be cute and work well for these projects, but using a new pillowcase in your craft project isn’t upcycling.
Once you have your pillowcase and are ready to sew, check out these pillowcase craft ideas!
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