DIY Pillow Stuffing Idea

DIY Pillow Stuffing Idea

Adrienne Breaux
Feb 5, 2010

Anyone who's ever made their own throw pillows or floor cushions knows that you'll have to find something to stuff into your pillow or cushion. Pillow forms and loose stuffing are options, but we came across a neat pet product we find potentially inspiring.

Molly Mutt's Stuff Sacks are a neat way of creating dog beds for your pet in an affordable and eco-friendly way by reusing old or unwanted clothes as the stuffing, and then covering the sack with a durable fabric dog duvet. Not only do we think this is a fun idea for pets, we think there might be a DIY stuffing idea for human cushions, too.

Of course, if you have unwanted clothes you could donate them to thrift stores or give them to friends, but what about the ones with stains, rips or tears? What do you think about adapting old, unwanted clothes into stuffing for homemade pillows and cushions? We admit, clothes would probably not make for the smoothest stuffing choice, but with certain fabric textures used as the pillow covers we think this idea just might work. In honor of DIY month this month, we ask, what do you think about recycling old clothes to use as stuffing for pillows and cushions? Have you ever used something for your own pillow projects that was unconventional? Let us know!

More stuffing posts:
Good Questions: Poof For My Pouf?
Good Questions: Greener Alternatives for Chair Stuffing?
How To: Make "Fold, Stitch & Stuff" Floor Cushions
How To: Sew an Envelope-Back Pillow
How To: Transform a Plain Pillow

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