Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shabby Chic Pillows

 I made these little pillows from some of my less than perfect vintage linens.

The round one is made from an apron that had a few stains. I just cut around the bad areas and used the rest. The ruffle is made from the apron ties. I did have to do a little seam ripping (taking off the stained pocket and removing the pink trim so I could reuse it).

The square one is made from napkins that I would never have used because they were a satin type of fabric and there were only 2 of them. I added the lace trim.

So next time you are thinking about tossing those vintage linens that have stains you can't remove or a few holes, consider repurposing them instead : )

Linking with:
Shabbilicious Friday
Pearls and Lace Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Pink Saturday


  1. Those are lovely pillows. And that is a gorgeous pink linen, they are sitting on too!

  2. Waste not, want not- super re-purposing projects! They are charming. HPS!

  3. Hi Tina!!
    So excited to see your lovely pillows, and thank you so much for sharing them with us for my party! I'm loving how you used an old apron to make a sweet turned out beautiful! And the that is a project I could go with and make dozens! They're so pretty you just have to SEE them! Mine are all folded up into a box for storage and just sit there.
    Love your style!!

  4. Thank you everyone for visiting and leaving such nice comments!

  5. Beautiful pillows, great use of the linens, I never throw away old lines either!


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