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Ten Ways to Upcycle Pillowcases

March 20, 2015

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

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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!

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3. Skirts

  • If you’re a size 10 or smaller (lucky you!), you can make one of these skirts from Sew Country Chick:

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Photo credit: Sewing School Online

4. Tops

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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!):

Picture credit: Creative Kismet

  • Or if your kids prefer trousers for their PJs, then try out this tutorial from Mama Fish:

Picture credit: Mama Fish

6. Bags

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Picture credit: Spider Woman Knits

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  • Or a drawstring bag like this one from kootoyoo:
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7. Aprons

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8. Hanging Laundry Bags

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9. Makes for the Kids

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10. And lastly, this awesome hat!

From Fave Crafts:

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Hope these are helpful and inspire you to make use of your old pillowcases!
Do share any of your pillowcase makes in the comments below, or on Facebook, or Twitter (@makeandmendyear)

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