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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. Instead of simply throwing them away, you can repurpose your old pillowcases! Your old pillowcases can still be reused creatively around your Dunwoody rental home. Take inspiration from the ideas below and let your own creativity flow!

Floor cushion. What are perfectly sized to be turned into a floor pillow or chair? Pillowcases! 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. Old pillowcases work great as dog bed covers, too! Over time, dog beds can show a lot of signs of abuse. These old pillowcases can become a pretty dog bed cover that you can remove and wash. You can also just use new stuffing and turn that old pillowcase into a new dog bed. This will save you money, too.

Apron. The patterns on older linens look cute on wearables, like an apron. Cut and sew the fabric of an old pillowcase and make yourself a fun and functional apron you can actually use. Aprons come in different sizes and styles, so you can easily pick one to customize.

Laundry bag. The shape of a pillowcase makes it ideal for many creative uses. A very simple repurpose is to just add a drawstring around the top opening of an old pillowcase and turn it into a laundry bag. 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. For a few extra minutes, you can also repurpose that old pillowcase into a reusable shopping bag. Although it involves a bit more cutting and sewing to make the handles, it is nothing anyone handy with a needle can’t do.

Chair Covers. Another creative idea is to reuse old pillowcases as decorative chair covers for your home. A set of vintage or decorative pillowcases with a pretty pattern would be perfect for this. Simply slip them over the backs of chairs to transform your room. To keep the covers securely in place, you can tie a ribbon or cord around the chair back.

Book tote. Do you carry books around? That old pillowcase can be of help! 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. Your fun and the functional tote are now ready to tag along with you anywhere you go.

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 Dunwoody property managers at Real Property Management Greenway or browse our listings online.

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