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

A Book Bag Made from an Old PillowcaseWhen replacing your old household linens, you might be thinking about 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. There are a lot of ways you can reuse old pillowcases around your Lutz rental home. Below are some ideas to inspire your own creativity!

Floor cushion. Pillowcases make comfortable floor pillows or chairs! Simply sew three or four pillowcases together along the long edges, stuff with pillows or other filler, and sew closed. These cushions make sleepovers even more fun and are also great for your game room or reading nook!

Dog bed. You can also repurpose your old pillowcases as a cover for your dog bed! Dog beds can look old and really worn out over time. Why not make use of your old pillowcases as a cover for an existing dog bed that you can remove and wash? Or, why not go ahead and make a new dog bed by putting new stuffing into an old pillowcase? Either way, you get to save money!

Apron. Older linens usually have pretty patterns that look cute on wearables, like an apron. You can cut and sew the fabric of a pillowcase and turn it into a fun and functional apron. Since aprons come in different sizes and styles, you can customize them to suit your personal style.

Laundry bag. The shape of a pillowcase makes it ideal for many creative uses. One of the simplest is to turn an old pillowcase into a laundry bag just by adding a drawstring around the top opening. You’ll just need to fold the top edge over, sew, and then thread a cord through. This pillowcase laundry bag is perfect for traveling or for small spaces.

Reusable shopping bag. If you have a few extra minutes to spare, you can transform that old pillowcase into a cute, reusable shopping bag. With basic sewing skills, you can handle the extra cutting and sewing needed to make the handles.

Chair Covers. You can also use old pillowcases as 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. To keep the covers securely in place, you can tie a ribbon or cord around the chair back.

Book tote. You can also make that old pillowcase into a book tote. In just a few hours, you can make an easy book tote. You simply need to cut strips off the top of the pillowcase and sew them into handles. You will have created a fun and functional tote to take anywhere.

Dress or cute top. Finally, what could be sweeter than a favorite pillowcase turned into a child’s dress or summer top? There are many available patterns for a simple dress, skirt, or top that will be perfect to wear on warm summer days.

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

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