10 Uses for Pillowcases

Pillowcases are a great starting point for home projects, whether your DIY skills are basic or you have none at all. The boxy shape and strong seams make them ideal for a wide range of jobs, from cleaning and organizing to simple sewing...

  • In a pinch, a pillowcase makes a great laundry bag.

  • In the washing machine, use a pillowcase tied with a knot to protect delicate clothing.

  • Store folded sheet sets inside a pillowcase to keep them neat and organized.

  • When traveling, pack a pillowcase to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.

  • Use a pillowcase to store rags (or rip up an old one to make new rags).

  • Sew handles on an old pillowcase to make a reusable shopping bag.

  • To make a garment bag, cut a hole in the pillowcase and slip it over a hanger.

  • Use a vintage patterned pillowcase to make a skirt for a woman or a dress for a child.

  • Make a pet bed from a cotton, linen, or wool pillowcase.

  • Use pillowcases to make lined cafe curtains.

Photo: Inhabit Balance Sheets and Cases