Thursday, September 8, 2011

Using Goodwill Sheets for Awesomeness

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I'm not sure if you remember my very brief exclamations regarding my new found love and obsession with Goodwill sheets...they are what I used to make my rag rug and my pillow yesterday.  I'll let you in on my little secret: $2 Goodwill sheets (once washed in very hot water and dried) provide yards and yards of fabric that you can dye any color you want!!

So, after buying 4 queen and king size sheets for the rag rug, I had quite a lot of leftover fabric. Yesterday I used some that I had dyed blue for the backing of my bird printed pillow. Today I am showing a new pillow that I used a white sheet for piping and the sheet I dyed yellow.  Cheapest fabric ever!

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After making my very first piping (much easier than I thought it would be!), I made an envelope case and stuffed my pillow in. That's when I realized that I made the pillow case waaaay too large. So, I plopped myself down in front of the television and spend the night ripping seams out.

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Luckily my ruler was behaving better the next morning (of course it was the ruler's fault!) and the second time was the charm.

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To emphasize the crisp white piping, I decided to add some white french knots to the pillow and love the texture they created.

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Lindsay said...

That is awesome! I can't believe you had the creativity to do what you did with it! Beautifully done! Hope you'll share this at Show & Share!

Mindy said...

Ooooh, I love the knots!
I can't tell for sure, but the smaller pillow on the other side of the couch looks like maybe the same fabric I have on my couch pillows.

Samantha said...

I love it! Aren't thrift store sheets the best??? I am currently using some to make bunting for my sons' joint birthday party in November. Since I need a LONG line of bunting to create the vision I have going on, the thrift store sheets are super cheap and PERFECT for what I am wanting.

Rebbie said...

I love the piping! It just adds so much to a pillow and it looks really impressive. I think it's fun to make, too. I'm not so talented with french knots.

Anonymous said...

You have such cute pillows! I checked out the one from the post previous to this also. I found your blog on the blog hop. Great blog. I am a new follower. :)

Unknown said...

Love your blog, new follower from boost my blog! I love makeovers like this...wish I had more time to sew!

Unknown said...

Found your blog through today's blog hop and it's FAB! You are talented, love what you did here! Hope to share pins and chat soon, now a follower of yours via GFC, hope you'll stop by and return the favor?

Carmen said...

Yup...gotta love Goodwill and their sheets! I have made several crib sheets using sheets from Goodwill. And you're right...wash in hot, rinse in hot and dry outside...can't beat it.

Also, I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off your pillows and neat money saving ideas this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @
RoCa and Company

Megan said...

great job with the piping. I love the pop piping can add to a pillow.



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