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

A Book Bag Made from an Old PillowcaseIf your household linens are now appearing to wear out or get replaced, you may ponder on what to do with your old ones. Rather than just throwing them out, why not repurpose your old pillowcases into something you can keep on using? There are multiple fun and creative ways to reuse old pillowcases around your Wilmington rental home. Go through the ideas below to inspire some creativity of your own!

Floor cushion. Pillowcases are certainly the perfect size to set up a cushy floor pillow or chair! Sew three or four pillowcases together along the long edges, stuff with pillows or other filler, and sew closed. These cushions are nice for your game room or reading nook, not to mention sleepovers!

Dog bed. Old pillowcases create the right 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 employ old pillowcases to bring about a cover for an existing dog bed that you can remove and wash? Or, just apply new stuffing and set up a brand new dog bed out of that old pillowcase. Either way, you’ll definitely save money!

Apron. The patterns on numerous older linens can double as fascinating wearables, as for example, an apron. Both nice and functional, you can use the fabric of a pillowcase to cut and sew your way into a cute apron you’ll use repeatedly. Aprons come in countless different sizes and styles, so have one that you truly like and add your personal touches to give it a custom feel!

Laundry bag. The shape of a pillowcase provides itself to a wide range of creative uses. Unexpectedly, you can turn any old pillowcase into a laundry bag totally by adding a drawstring around the top opening. You’ll only need to fold the top edge over, sew, and then thread a cord through. Nice 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 eager to put in a few extra minutes, you could as well repurpose that old pillowcase into an adorable, reusable shopping bag. There will be a little more cutting and sewing involved to make the handles, notwithstanding if you’re handy with a needle, that should not be a burden!

Chair Covers. Another perfect idea for reusing old pillowcases is to make decorative chair covers for your home. If you have various vintage or decorative pillowcases with a pattern you actually like, it’s really very easy and simple to merely slip them over the backs of chairs and result in a contemporary look. Only tie a ribbon or cord around the chair back to keep the covers snugly in place.

Book tote. Why not make use of that old pillowcase to help you carry the load – of books, that is! A lovely book tote is a simple project you can do in just a few hours. You must have to cut strips off the top of the pillowcase and sew them into handles. However, if you can “handle” it, you will have created a fun and functional tote you can take anywhere.

Dress or cute top. One last matter, what can perhaps be sweeter than a favorite pillowcase turned into a child’s dress or summer top? You can just copy plenty of really simple patterns to fashion a simple dress, skirt, or top that will be perfect to wear on those warm summer days.

Are you seriously looking for a new rental home that will help bring out your creative side? Just speak with the professional Wilmington property managers at Real Property Management Champion or you could browse our listings online.

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