I have a thing for pillowcases, especially when they have a flower design and cost just $.99 at the thrift store. I am growing a little stack of them in my sewing room as I come across them.
I made the blue and white bag first, using the pillow edging for the strap and turning the pillow case into one big boxy shape. It turned out pretty great, except it is as floppy as you’d expect a pillowcase to be. There is absolutely no structure to it, but it still functional.
The pink flowery pillowcase was my second version of a pillowcase bag and it’s a BIG improvement. I ironed stabilizer fabric onto the pillowcase before sewing anything, which gives it nice structure. With some creative folding and sewing, this bag has four pockets! The straps are once again made from the pillowcase edge and I added some funky lace shapes to the edge.
Reuse. Relove. Repurpose.
I’ve got eight vintage (old) pillowcases left in my stack!