10 Uses for Pillowcases

10 Uses for Pillowcases

Sarah Coffey
Feb 19, 2009

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

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