I have a collection of reusable shopping bags.
It’s like the collection that I never intended to have. I just couldn’t help it. I would be checking out in line somewhere and there they would be….
….the reusable shopping bags.
Patterned and cute and colorful and full of life.
“I’m going green,” I would tell myself, “for only $1.75.”
And another shopping bag would wind its way to Thistlewood.
Then one day I opened the closet door and an entire collection of cute green reusable shopping bags fell out.
And I realized I needed to take action…..
….and make a few into pillows.
Here’s a fun idea for all those shopping bags that ever turned your head with their $1.75 siren song.
How to make a pillow from a reusable shopping bag.
Step 1: Start with a shopping bag
I have three of these (see what I mean).
Start by cutting two rectangles from the bag.
Cut at the edge of the trim to maximize your pillow space.
When you are done it should look like this.
I left the cute stitching at the top but you could cut that off if you want.
Step 2: Sew the two rectangles together
I know this is a scary step for some of you. 🙂
You could always use fabric glue if sewing is not your thing.
I just stitched seams on three sides of the pillow on the outside.
Step 3: Stuff the pillow and sew closed
Now you have the start of your pillow. Stuff and sew closed.
I filled it with poly-fill and then pushed the poly-fill to the very back so I could sew it closed on the end.
I think I’ve turned the corner with the whole shopping bag thing.
I’m thinking place mats and table runners and wreaths for the door.
…..who knew $1.75 could have so much potential. 🙂
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