Repurpose a Flour Sack Towel as a Farmhouse Pillow!

Hi there, Friends! Are you surprised to hear from me on a Thursday? I am posting a day early this week to join the Creative Crafts blog hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate! As we continue to stay at home, now is the perfect time to create crafts and spring DIYs, and today you'll see lovely ideas from over 25 blogging friends! Who else loves a pretty flour sack towel? Come see how I repurposed mine to create a farmhouse style pillow for spring to summer...

repurposed farmhouse pillow

Welcome! If you've hopped over after visiting My Hubbard Home, I'm sure you enjoyed Rachelle's pretty decoupage canvas! I know many of you share my fondness for pretty dish towels. This lovely lavender flour sack towel was one of my first purchases from our new Hobby Lobby that has since closed due to the pandemic. I've been staying busy by nesting in my home and garden, so I decided to repurpose the lovely fabric as a pillow. Ready to make your own? 

farmhouse pillow repurposed from flour sack towel

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
*Flour sack towel
*Appropriately sized pillow form (or Poly-fil stuffing)
*Minimal sewing skills (If you can sew a seam, you can make this pillow!)

farmhouse pillow repurposed from flour sack towel

Start by folding, pressing, and then pinning the towel right sides together. You've probably noticed that flour sack towels come in a variety of sizes. The one I used was large: 26" x 27" and since I hoard love pillows, I had one on hand that was just the right size. (TIP: Save money on supplies and storage by reusing pillows with zippered covers--that's what I did!) 

farmhouse pillow repurposed from flour sack towel
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Next, Stitch the length of the pillow and one end. (The folded edge doesn't need to be stitched, and you'll need one end open for stuffing.) Then, turn the pillow right side out and press. Last, add the pillow form--it's likely to be a tight fit and may require some wrestling--😉 then hand sew the open end closed. 

farmhouse pillow repurposed from flour sack towel

That's all there is to it! If you're interested in the other DIY projects on my vintage chaise, you can look here for my DIY ruffled throw, and see how to paint a grain sack stripe pillow, here!

farmhouse pillow repurposed from flour sack towel



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farmhouse pillow repurposed from flour sack towel

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up is Mary from Home is Where the Boat Is-- I can't wait to see her charming craft! 

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  1. Yes, that flour sack was too pretty to be kept in a drawer. It makes a beautiful pillow.

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  2. Cecilia, What pretty and easy project! I have a number of tea towels that are too pretty to use and would make the perfect pillow topper. Happy to be crafting with you today, stay safe!

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  3. That's lovely, Cecilia. I adore the lavender plant, and that pillow is a perfect size I love using around the house, especially as a lumbar support.

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  4. Cecilia,
    So, so very beautiful. Such a lovely,and comfortable accessory for the home. I can tell you are a an adept seamstress too.
    Happy to be crafting with you!
    Jemma

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  5. What a great idea to turn a pretty towel into a pillow! I have so many that I feel are too pretty to use and usually just hang them for display...Love the artwork on yours Cecilia!
    Jenna

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  6. I love the pillow and the lavender on it. I have made easy pillows before but not out of flower sacks towels, I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Cecilia I love the print on the pillow. I love the tutorial you shared on making your pillow. Pinning to do for myself. Thanks.

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  8. Love this pillow! I've got a tea towel that will be perfect for this. Thanks for the idea.

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  9. This was a far better use for such a pretty print! Great idea!

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  10. Really cute pillow. Years ago, a friend gave me a lavender spray for my linens--that would have been the perfect touch! I have a pile of Easter towels and a table runner that I just did not get to; there will be another Easter, however. I have found that I can often get 2 pillows (with a foldover flap from a table runner with minimal sewing! It is awful to love cloth as much as I do but not be anything but a beginning sewer!

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  11. What a wonderful idea - and I love the lavender theme. I don't sew but this looks easier enough for even me to handle. So pretty and so perfect for spring! Great to hop with you again! Stay well!
    Shelley

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  12. Even I could make this!! I love it and it is so pretty! The towel you selected is beautiful and makes such a pretty pillow! Thanks so much for joining in the hop!

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  13. Such a great find and the perfect way to enjoy it all the time! I'll be on the lookout for more tea towels now! Thank you for sharing. -Jane

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  14. What a clever and fun idea! I received a gorgeous towel decorated with bees (something I'm all a buzz about lol), that was just too busy to dirty up in the kitchen. You've motivated me to turn it into a pillow instead. Since the machine is out while I'm sewing masks, it'll make for a quick and easy project.

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  15. This is suck a pretty craft project. Just today I was lamenting to Hubs about missing the Spring tea towels. Why I tell him these things I never know. But I know you understand lol. So pretty, love it very much. Pinning.

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  16. Such a pretty towel turned pillow! I love the look of lavender-- but only recently realized that I really don't care for the fragrance!

    Liberty

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  17. I bought this same dish towel with the same intentions of making a pillow. I love how yours turned out. Now I am inspired to make one too!

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  18. You know I love any and all things done with purple in it! And your pillow is quite lovely! It really gives off a calming effect! I have lots of items featuring lavender and this one would certainly compliment them! Thanks for sharing - it's time to get out my sewing machine!

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  19. Cecelia, That tea towel is too pretty not to be part of your spring decor! What a great idea to create a pillow. Your chaise lounge looks so cozy with the pillows and your cup of tea. I love the new look of your blog, too!

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  21. What a great idea, Cecilia! That beautiful towel certainly makes a lovely pillow cover! Pinned!

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  22. Cecilia! I love love love this!! You made it SO beautiful. I wish I had your talent. Thank you so much for bringing it to the TFT party!! Im featuring you at tomorrow’s party! Stay safe! God bless!
    Theresa.

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