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

A Book Bag Made from an Old PillowcaseWhen you replace your worn-out household linens, you might wonder what to do with your old ones. Most just throw them out, but why not repurpose your old pillowcases into something that can serve a different purpose. Your old pillowcases can still be reused creatively around your Hoover rental home. Take inspiration from the ideas below and let your own creativity flow!

Floor cushion. Floor pillows or chairs can be made from old pillowcases! Simply sew three or four pillowcases together along the long edges, stuff with pillows or other filler, and sew closed. Use these cushions in your game room or reading nook, and during sleepovers!

Dog bed. Make your dog bed look extra nice with a cover made of old pillowcases! Over time, dog beds can show a lot of signs of abuse. By using your old pillowcases, you can make a cover for an existing dog bed that you can remove and wash. You can also just use new stuffing and turn that old pillowcase into a new dog bed. These tips will save you some money!

Apron. The patterns on older linens look cute on wearables, like an apron. Both fun and functional, you can use the scrap fabric of a pillowcase to cut and sew into an apron you can wear. Since aprons come in different sizes and styles, you can customize them to suit your personal style.

Laundry bag. The pillowcase’s shape makes it ideal to turn into many different items. In fact, just by adding a drawstring around the top opening, you can convert any old pillowcase into a laundry bag. You’ll just need to fold the top edge over, sew, and then thread a cord through. Take this easy DIY pillowcase laundry bag when you travel or use it in small spaces.

Reusable shopping bag. If you have a few extra minutes, you can turn that old pillowcase into a cute reusable shopping bag. You will have to do more cutting and sewing to make the handles, but if you are good with a needle, that should be no problem!

Chair Covers. Another easy upcycle for old pillowcases is to make decorative chair covers for your home. If you have an old set of vintage or decorative pillowcases with an attractive pattern, simply slip them over the backs of your chairs for a whole new look. Tie a pretty ribbon or cord around the chair back to secure the covers in place.

Book tote. That old pillowcase can also help you carry your books around! A cute book tote can easily be made within a few hours. You will need to cut strips from the top part of the pillowcase and sew them into handles. You now have a fun and functional tote you can take anywhere.

Dress or cute top. Finally, what could be sweeter than a favorite pillowcase turned into a child’s dress or summer top? You can look up many easy patterns for making simple dresses, skirts, or tops that are great for those warm summer days.

Are you looking for a new rental home that will help bring out your creative side? Reach out to the professional Hoover property managers at Real Property Management Victory or browse our listings online.

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