Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Salvaged and Repurposed Pillow Cases

I have a hard time passing up old linens when I find them at a yard sale or flea market.  It usually doesn't matter to me if they're worn out, stained, or full of holes.  There's always some part of these old beauties that can be salvaged and turned into something new again.

Last week I was searching for some muslin to use in a lampshade project, and look what I found lurking at the bottom of that drawer.....

how to make hanger covers from vintage linens
Eight salvaged pillow cases already cut and pinned.  Somewhere back in my cluttered mind, I recall stashing them away with the intent to finish them the next time I pulled out my sewing machine.  Out of sight, out of mind.

how to make hanger covers from vintage linens
I love quickie projects, so out came my sewing machine.

They're definitely not a "fall inspired" project, but if I closed the drawer on them again they'd probably never see the light of day.

These sweet birds flying in opposite directions are my favorites.

This one looks a little fall-like.

I think wire hangers work best for these because they don't look bulky.  I always use white wire hangers, but I didn't have any "hanging around" and I really, really wanted to get these finished.  Hmm, there's always spray paint.

To see the full tutorial on how I made these, you can check out my post from July 2011:
New Life for Tired Old Linens.

What have you created with tired old linens?

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