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15 Ways to Reuse Old Pillowcases

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Pillowcase Skirt

1. Pillowcase Shopping Bag – Grow Mama shows you a simple technique for creating a grocery tote from an old pillowcase.

2. Pillowcase Skirt – It’s super simple to turn an old pillowcase into a child’s skirt, like the one pictured above. Get the tutorial here!

3. Make an apron – Betz White has a simple tutorial for turning an old pillowcase into an apron, complete with pockets!

4. Garment bags – Who needs an ugly, vinyl garment bag? Check out how to turn old pillowcases into much cuter garment bags instead!

5. Drawstring Laundry Bag – Check out this video tutorial for turning an old pillowcase into a laundry bag:

6. Art smock – Next time your kiddos want to paint, use this easy tutorial to make a smock from an old pillowcase to protect their clothing.

7. Doll blanket – Does your little one play with dolls? Pillowcases provide the perfect amount of fabric to create custom doll blankets.

8. Tote bag - Here’s a different take on the pillowcase tote idea.

Next>> More pillowcase crafts!

Image Credit: Creative Commons Pillowcase Skirt photo by Julie Finn

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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6:46AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

Thank you!

7:57AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

2:17AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

pregnancy pillow reviewsThank you so much for such a great blog.

12:49AM PDT on Jun 16, 2014

Thanks . Appreciate the ideas!

5:18PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

I made a pillow for a 2 yr old grand daughter.
Love the hint to put one over fan for winter. I'll
be using this one.

5:06PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

these are really cute and good ideas, but probably require a bit more 'go' than I have.
I thought I was doing well to use an old pillow case to cover my pedestal fan before I put it away for the winter. :D

4:41PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Thank you!

8:57AM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

My 11 year old and I LOVE to upcycle together! Thank you for the ideas!

5:10PM PST on Feb 10, 2014

I like the idea someone posted some time back about putting your salad greens into an old pillowcase to dry it after rinsing. I've used this tip when I've been somewhere without a salad spinner and it works a treat.

1:53PM PST on Feb 7, 2014


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