Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Turn your Vintage Linens into Linen Pillows...
You must have a little stash of Grandma's embroidered,
or damask linens you don't know what to do with...
Embroidered, monogrammed, or just linen napkins?
Don't we all have a few stacks of those just sitting in a drawer somewhere?
Perhaps, you have linen cabinets full ~ like I do?
(Sssshhhh, don't tell anyone I'm a hoarder...)
Maybe, you just like soft, luxurious things and you're cheap like me and bring them home from the thrift stores for pennies?
Maybe, you want to figure out something to do with them, to use them more?
They are easy to turn into pillows. You could just turn them inside out and sew the edges together, or put a couple of linen napkins together and sew them, or just crochet around the edges of a couple of table cloths...
You could use lace, vintage trim, crocheted edging, it doesn't matter. Turning them into pillows will give them a new life. It also gives your bedrooms some high dollar bling~!
I just folded it in half and crocheted around the edges, stuffing it before the stitching was complete. The stuffing is actually out of an old hotel pillow I picked up in bulk for $2 each. I just bring them home and let them soak in hot water and bleach overnight and then finish drying. That's way cheaper than the stuffing from the store. The crocheted cotton I picked up at another thrift shop for a $0.25. There was enough on the skein to complete the project bringing the cost of this linen embroidered pillow to $3.25 and an evening's time crocheting on the trim.
What a wonderful way to enjoy all of those old linens you have stored away -
Cheaper than any throw pillow from Walmart, or any homegoods type of store in a strip mall, don't you think?
I can't even imagine what a large size, hand embroidered linen pillow would cost brand new, can you?
Using your vintage linens give everything an old, worn, timeless look, I think...
Don't hurt yourself running for your Cedar Chest to see what you can repurpose for the