Sunday, August 7, 2022

Repurposed Vintage Pillowcases

 

Hello my friends,

I stopped my favorite thrift shop this week

and found a small bag of embroidered scraps for .50 -

I intended to make more Junk Journal covers.

After I got home I realized someone had cut off the embroidered section

of a few pillowcases.

I washed and ironed the pieces.



I had a few vintage wood hangers on hand.




I was able to match up the pieces.





Each hanger was completely different,

 so I made a pattern for each one.

I traced the curve, marked the pattern

 and the hanger with the same number.






Pinned and stitched right sides together.

Leaving a 1/8'' opening at the top to pull the hanger through.





The width of the pillowcase fit the hanger perfect.

I had hardly any trimming to do-





If you want to hang items with thin straps,

you can sew a couple of buttons to the top seam on the hanger.











Pretty in the guest closet.









They fit nice and snug over the hanger !



That was the easiest project ever!

Thank you for visiting :)

xo Lisa S

41 comments:

  1. Love these! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh how beautiful these are! What a great project!

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  3. OMG! These are so cute and lovely! What a great idea to use vintage hankies!

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  4. This is a brilliant idea! Those beautiful vintage pillow cases made the sweetest hangers.
    Meagan-Decorative Inspirations

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    1. Thank you Meagan! I was so happy to find these scraps.
      I love how they turned out.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. I LOVE these--absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  6. What a lovely craft!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful. The only thing I would add is a layer of batting over the top of the hanger to pad it a bit; I hate it when a dress blouse like silk has hanger marks and I have to iron them out! The button hint is genius!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! We have Covid over here this week- I barely had the energy and brain- power to push through each day.
      I may go back and add batting later.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Wonderful idea and lovely to look at. Bet they would make terrific hostess gifts. Visiting you from Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #440 and my shares are #6, 7, and 8. Keep up the creative, eco-friendly crafting.

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    1. Nancy, It's wonderful to have you visit! Thank you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. These are beautiful! I have some old pillowcases & other embroidered fabric that would be great for this! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!

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  10. What a lovely way to re-use old pillowcases and hangers. Any guest would be pleased to see these charming hangers in the guest room closet.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Carol, You are so sweet. I'm glad each one is different- so they don't need to be perfect :)
      xo Lisa S

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  11. I love making things from old linens like this, something you only have small pieces to work with so it's nice to have lots of ideas of what can be made with them. Thanks for this lovely idea.

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    1. Thank you! I will be on the look out for more embroidered scraps.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. Las fundas bordadas son una preciosidad!!
    Utilicé fundas también para hacer bolsas para guardar ropa delicada.
    BESOS

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  13. Lisa,
    Congratulations, you are being featured on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/08/come-share-at-wonderful-wednesday-blog.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev, Thank you so much. I hope you are feeling better. After 2 years Covid caught up with my family this week :(
      xo Lisa S

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  14. How clever! I love what you have done!

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    1. Leslie,
      I appreciate your sweet comment!
      Thank you,
      xo Lisa S

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  15. These are precious! I’ve never seen anyone make these before, but I really like them!

    Thank you for sharing this over at the Homestead Blog Hop

    Laurie

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    1. Thank you Laurie ! I'm so glad I could join the Homestead Blog Hop.
      xo Lisa S

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  16. Your vintage pillowcase coat hanger covers look so lovely Lisa.
    Thank you for sharing this project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Kerryanne,
      Oh Thank you, I appreciate you so much- I 've been sick and you blessed my heart :)
      xo Lisa S

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  17. Really lovely Lisa! You just gave those sweet pillow cases another space to positively shine! They really bring back memories for me...

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    1. Donna,
      Thank you so much. I really love the embroidery. I remember my Grandma making pillow cases for us girls- we wore them out :)
      xo Lisa S

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  18. OMG!! Love these!! I have about 10 pairs of pillow cases like this and have been wondering what i could do with them as the cases themselves are stained from use....Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Debbie, I'm so glad you stopped by! If I had more material from the pillow case I might try to make an apron next time.
      xo Lisa S

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  19. So beautiful and creative. I am happy to feature these lovely vintage pillow case hangers at Love Your Creativity.

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  20. Your vintage hanger covers turned out great! You were featured last week at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope you get a chance to drop by and take a look!

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    1. Thank you so much! I've been too sick to blog hop. I will come by- You are so sweet! THANKS FOR HOSTING.
      xo Lisa S

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  21. Love what you have done with the embroidery pillow cases.

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