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

A Book Bag Made from an Old PillowcaseWhen the time comes that your household linens look worn out or need to get replaced, you may be wondering what to do with your old ones. Contrary to just throwing them out, why not repurpose your old pillowcases into something you can keep on using? There are quite a lot of fun and creative ways to reuse old pillowcases around your Frisco rental home. Review the ideas below to inspire some creativity of your own!

Floor cushion. Pillowcases are a suitable size to create a relaxed 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 suitable for your game room or reading nook, not to mention sleepovers!

Dog bed. Old pillowcases set up a perfect cover for your dog bed, as well! Dog beds take a lot of abuse and can start to give the impression of being torn up over time. Why not apply old pillowcases to make a cover for an existing dog bed that you can remove and wash? Or, just simply use new stuffing and create a brand new dog bed out of that old pillowcase. Either way, you’ll save money!

Apron. The patterns on a lot of older linens can double as beautiful wearables, such as an apron. Both nice and functional, you can definitely put to use the fabric of a pillowcase to cut and sew your way into a cute apron you’ll use many times. Aprons come in plenty of different sizes and styles, so opt for one that you love and add your personal touches to give it a custom effect!

Laundry bag. The shape of a pillowcase offers itself definitely to a wide range of creative uses. Believe it or not, you can turn any old pillowcase into a laundry bag completely by adding a drawstring around the top opening. You’ll just want to fold the top edge over, sew, and then thread a cord through. Suitable for traveling or a small space, a pillowcase laundry bag is a very simple or hassle-free DIY anyone can make!

Reusable shopping bag. If you’re amenable to putting in a few extra minutes, you could moreover repurpose that old pillowcase into a charming, reusable shopping bag. There will be quite a bit more cutting and sewing involved to make the handles, but certainly, if you’re handy with a needle, that should not be burdensome!

Chair Covers. Another good idea for reusing old pillowcases is to have decorative chair covers for your home. If you have many vintages or decorative pillowcases with a pattern you like, it’s trouble-free to just slip them over the backs of chairs and give rise to an updated appearance. Tie a ribbon or cord around the chair back to keep the covers in place.

Book tote. Why not utilize that old pillowcase to help you carry the load – of books, that is! An appealing book tote is a hassle-free project you can accomplish in just a few hours. You might indeed need to cut strips off the top of the pillowcase and sew them into handles. Although if you can “handle” it, you will have created a fun and functional tote you can take anywhere.

Dress or cute top. Last point, what can probably be sweeter than a favorite pillowcase turned into a child’s dress or summer top? You can just copy various very simple patterns to fashion a simple dress, skirt, or top that will be perfect to wear on those warm summer days.

Are you going after a new rental home that will help bring out your creative side? Contact the professional Frisco property managers at Real Property Management Focus or freely browse our listings online.

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