Transform Your Vintage Flour Sack Into A No-Sew Pillow Cover

September 11, 2014


I love pillows.

I love grain sacks and flour sacks.

Match made in heaven, right?

Perhaps you remember when I made a faux grainsack pillow with a Target dish towel a few years ago.

 I still love it and use it every day on the family room couch.

But there's always room for one more grain or flour sack pillow, now isn't there?
 
 




I've had this vintage flour sack for years and can't believe
that I just realized it's potential as a pillow cover!
 I used two regular bed pillows to fill it. 
It's so big that even a  king size pillow didn't fill it up completely.


I didn't even bother to sew the side closed since I want to be able to remove the pillow inserts in the event I actually need them for our bed. That and the fact that I'm a terrible seamstress and I avoid sewing like the plague! I just took one of my oversized vintage crocheted table runners and wrapped it around the pillow inside on the open end. It looks quite pretty, actually.


I believe I bought the flour sack at our local Kane County Flea Market a few years ago for less than $25.00. Which in the world of vintage flour sacks is a pretty good price. I saw a similar one selling for $135.00 on Etsy. The only difference is that they sewed a zipper on the side for closure. I'm ok without that, and with an extra $110.00 in my pocket! 
 
 

I'm really loving my milk glass pitcher. It makes a wonderful vase for my hydrangeas.
 
 
I still have my DIY monogram welcome sign chalkboard on the wall.
I haven't come up with another saying yet, so it stays as is for now.

 
And some of you may remember my DIY French burlap storage ottoman.
It's great as a side table or to stash extra books and newspapers in
when I want to clean up in a flash.
. 
 It has my Goodwill ironstone pitcher and basket on top.

I also still have my Shabby Chic Dollar Store Valentine décor on the side table.

 
Even though I originally created it for Valentine's Day, I think it has a timeless,
romantic vibe about it that I love.



So.
I really love the look of this flour sack on the white slipcovered love seat.
I believe I have another similar flour sack,
but it's been stored away who knows where somewhere
in light of the move.
Once I find it I can use it to throw together
a matching pillow for the other couch.
Yay, me!
 
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chateau chic said...

My kind of pillow...no sew!! Great idea!
Mary Alice

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I also love grain sacks and yours is wonderful! Have a great weekend.
xx,
Sherry

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love the whole look Kathleen. Don't you just love a "no sew" project. This is wonderful and so are your other pillows. I think pupster wants to take a nap up there.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Love this! It looks fabulous on your sofa! This is my kind of pillow, no sew!

Burlap Luxe said...

Kathleen,
Thank you for visiting my place, and enjoying all my French rustic cheese sign.
I love this Target cloth case you created, and I too saw the linens there and had thought of making one as well, I often take tea towels and create from them, I will use a linen tea towel for hand towels in my guest bathroom, love the look and feel over a typical terry towel.

Will be back for more of what you inspire here, love your look and design style.

Xx
Bisous

Doré

must love junk said...

Grain sack and pillow...match made in heaven! I love the last photo-so pretty!
Susan

Donna Wilkes said...

A stuff and go vintage pillow - how lovely!

sweetvintageofmine said...

LOVE your flour sack pillows....I have a few rolled up in the galvanized bucket on Autumn time posting! Your room is very lovely!! I think it looks fabulous!! Doggie is too sweet......I tried to answer you on e-mail but something is wrong with my acct. (since moving) to answer your question the clock is a reproduction and the lockers were $75...not too bad of price for old lockers! Have a wonderful week, Kathleen!! Blessings~~~Roxie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

My back is totally approving of that nice big fluffy pillow...It's perfect!

Carol

Kelly said...

That was a great idea to use the flour sack as a pillow. I've done that myself before with a grain sack. I even stitched a ribbon on the inside of the open edge so I could tie it shut. But, you can certainly leave it open and it's just fine. I like the graphics on your flour sack.

Jennelise said...

What a neat idea! It looks wonderful!
Jennelise

bj said...

Just adorable. I have no idea where to buy vintage grain sacks but I've seen new "old" ones that would work, too. You did a great job. Now I must go see how to make a pillow with those Target dish towels we bought several yrs ago. I still have a couple.
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Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh yes I like the new grain sack pillow. Isn't it funny how we have so many things to turn into a treasure around our studios? I have found things I have seen on other blogs and loved it and I found same thing buried in the studio drawers.
Glad to see the new puppy getting into the photobombs pictures

The Charm of Home said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining HSH!

Bev Carter said...

Love your no sew pillow. Love that graphic on the grain sack.
Bev

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now that is the kind of pillow I can do! It is big and comfy, just like I love. Nap time anyone?
Hugs,
Patti

Decor To Adore said...

Love that flour sack pillow so much! How clever you are that you can easily take it apart.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Angela said...

Can you wash the grain sacks? Just wondered if they were a kind of one off use until they get dirty of if they can be used long term. Yours looks fabulous btw xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that, Kathleen! I have a burlap sack with some writing on it that I wanted to make into a pillow. I never thought to try a bed pillow. I'll be giving that a shot today and see if it fills it. Thanks for the tip!

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