This seems to be pillow week here on my blog, and maybe I should have made a big to-do about it, like I did Lamp Week earlier this year.
I know. Some of you may be tired of talking about pillows. Yesterday, to give you a break, I posted this Blue on White Tablescape – in consideration of my readers who care nothing about pillows.
I love to sew pillows…but, I also realize not everyone shares that love.
In the interest of my non-sewing readers, I wanted to give you an easy option for a pillow update that requires no sewing. The pillow form above is a feather pillow form. It came out of a pillow I’d purchased several years ago. As time passed, those little pokey, prickly feathers started sticking out everywhere – and into our skin. Eeek!
I recently took the pillow apart and covered the form with room-darkening curtain lining – a thick lining with one side being a dense, rubbery-type of fabric. I thought it would make a nice protective barrier for those prickly feathers. We’ll see – time will tell…
Anyway, you can use any pillow you’d like to recycle. Just stuff it inside your grain sack.
PAM (Painter Artist Mom) will be happy to see this grain sack finally appear in a post. She and I were antiquing near her home earlier this summer when we ran across this sack.
I couldn’t believe they actually made grain sacks back in the day with my college emblem stamped on front! Naturally, I snatched it up.
If you’re lucky enough to find an antique grain sack of any kind, grab it quick! They’re really a big decor item these days.
Anyway, we’re simply going to fold the ends of this sack. I couldn’t stand the thought of cutting it, y’all! So, I decided to tuck the end of the sack to hide that part. Tuck the front edge down the back side of the pillow.
Then fold the rear flap inside there and straighten that back edge. Flatten your hands as you run them inside the flap and out toward the edges to expand the flap to its full width.
Smooth it across the top.
You saw this pillow in the mix of my outdoor pillows I added to the first swing cushion I made.
It was holding together just fine with no closure embellishments, but after a couple of weeks, I just couldn’t leave it alone. My school colors are black and gold. While adding plaid ribbons to other pillows, I just HAD to have them on this pillow, as well.
I promise, I really didn’t mean to cheat by sewing the ties onto the pillow, but sewing is what I do…not meaning to deceive.
If you make this pillow by the tucking method, the ties are not absolutely necessary. If you decide to add them, simply use hot-glue or hem tape for your ties. That would totally work!
Thank you for joining me today for this easy pillow idea. See y’all tomorrow! 🙂
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