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15 Ways to Reuse Old Pillowcases

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9. Pillowcase belt – Use a vintage pillowcase to create a sassy, obi-style belt.

10. Adult dress – So many pillowcase clothing tutorials are for kids. Turn an old pillowcase into a cute dress for you!

11. Adult skirt – Another project just for you! Here’s how to make an adult skirt from an old pillowcase.

12. Cat hammock – Spoil that kitty with a handmade hammock made from a pillowcase!

13. Another dress – Looking for a different spin on the pillowcase dress? Check out this video tutorial:

14. Hanger cover – Not only do these DIY covers make your hangers cuter, but the fabric helps keep clothes from slipping off.

15. Child’s nightie – How adorable are these pillowcase nightgowns over at Prudent Baby?

Have you done any crafting with reclaimed pillowcases? I’d love to hear what you’re working on, too!

Image Credit: Photo by Becky Striepe

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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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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

nice

12:43PM PST on Feb 2, 2014

Some interesting ideas here. Thanks.

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