I sometimes think that pillowcases must breed in airing cupboards, as I always seem to find loads skulking at the back of the airing cupboard, on the rare occasion that I have a clear out!
If you too have a plethora of pillowcases (anyone know the official collective noun for pillowcases..?!), or if you find an especially lovely one in a charity shop, here are some great ideas for re-purposing them.
1. Pillowcase dresses for kids
- These ones from love, lishie are a t-shirt pillowcase combo, and look super comfy!
Picture credit: love, lishi
- This very sweet A-line dress is from maddie moes:
2. Pillowcase Dresses for Grown Ups
- I think you may have to have the figure of a model to be able to pull off this dress from Simply Step Back, but it looks great!
- If you can find an extra long pillowcase, you can make this one from Potholes and Pantyhose:
Picture credit: Potholes and Pantyhose
- If you’re a size 10 or smaller (lucky you!), you can make one of these skirts from Sew Country Chick:
- I love the fabric of this pillowcase skirt from Sewing School Online:
Photo credit: Sewing School Online
- You can try this one from How Joyful:
- Or this one from Burdastyle:
5. PJ shorts and trousers
- There’s are tutorial here from Creative Kismet to make some PJ shorts for your little people (or for the Dress a Girl Around the world project, where they need shorts for the boys too!):
- Or if your kids prefer trousers for their PJs, then try out this tutorial from Mama Fish:
- No sew tote bag from Creme de la Craft:
Picture credit: Creme de la Craft
- You can have little bags like these ones from Spider Woman Knits:
- Or bigger ones like these ones from Grow Mama:
- Or these reversible ones from Common Sense Home:
- Or a drawstring bag like this one from kootoyoo:
Picture credit: kootoyoo
- Here’s one from Shades of Tangerine:
- Or there’s this full length one from Runcible Days:
8. Hanging Laundry Bags
- This one from Polka Dots are Love makes clever use of an embroidery hoop:
- Or use an old coat hanger for this one from One of a Kindness:
9. Makes for the Kids
- Superhero cape from Happy Housewife:
- Giant floor cushions from Apartment Therapy:
- Painting apron from Real Simple:
10. And lastly, this awesome hat!
Hope these are helpful and inspire you to make use of your old pillowcases!
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