Hello everyone! Aychel here from In The House Of David, and I am so excited to share with all of you today on A Blissful Nest! If you’re like me, and can’t help but admire that glorious row of reusable bags every time you stand in the check out line, I feel you! I know I personally have quite the collection of them! But sometimes, I stumble across a reusable bag that I find is just too darn cute only to fold it up until the next grocery run. What to do? Turn them into outdoor pillows of course!!! And today, I am going to show you all how you how to do just that!
…And here’s the kicker, I only spent 99 CENTS.
YOU GUYS, doesn’t this pillow look like ANYTHING BUT a reusable bag? Even though it is?! I think it looks so fun on the front porch! So, Let’s get started so you can make your own!
Turn Your Reusable Bags into Outdoor Pillows:
- Sewing Machine
- Reusable Bag
- 14″-16″ Pillow (I used a “pre-loved” 16 inch pillow I had lying around the house)
- Sewing Pins (optional)
- Hand Needle (optional)
Step 1 : Use your scissors to cut out the two sides of the reusable bag (where the department store name is printed) as well as the handles.
Step 2: Fold the reusable bag in half with the RIGHT sides together.
Step 3: Sew TWO sides of the bag (by machine or by hand) . I used a machine and 1/2″ seams.
Step 4 : On the last side, sew about 3″ from each corner to leave an unsewn portion big enough to squeeze your pillow through.
Step 5 : Carefully, flip the bag inside-out, so the right side of the bag is facing you.
YAY you just made a pillowcase!
Step 6 : Slowly, stuff the pillow into the pillowcase.
Step 7 : Fold down the raw edge and use the sewing pins to keep everything in place while you sew it shut with your machine or by hand!
Step 8 : Find a perfect spot outside! And enjoy!
I love these outdoor pillows, not only because they are super cute but because they’re so practical!
- The price, you can’t beat it!
- They’re waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about mold!
- Maintenance is like nonexistent, a simple wipe down -that’s all you need!
- …and THE PRICE
I Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you all for being so welcoming! Be sure to visit me over at In The House Of David and I can’t want to share with all you again!