upcycled “vintage” dishtowels

upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com

Upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com

I say “vintage” because 1976 was the year I was born and I sure don’t feel vintage.  I found it a few years ago in a thrift shop and just kept trying to figure something out to do with it.  When I was doing some cleaning earlier this week, I found it and decided that it was time to use it.

I just used it with some plain linen to create a simple pillow for the loveseat in my craft room.

Supplies:

  • Dish towel
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Needle and thread
  • Stuffing
  • linen or other backing material

Turning the towel upside down, I pinned it to the piece of linen that was a bit bigger than the towel itself.

upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com     Upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com

I sewed 5/6 of the way around, leaving a small hole in the bottom to add the stuffing.  I followed the existing stitches in the towel as my guide when doing this.

upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com     Upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com

Once I was done, I trimmed off the excess linen and then turned it right-side out and added in the stuffing.

upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com     Upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com

To finish it off, I hand-stitched the hole and it was all done!

Super simple, colorful, and personal.

upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com     Upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com

Upcycled dishtowel pillow that is super simple and adds a personal touch from Stephenie Hamen at www.mycraftyadventures.com 

Now – I have that stash of pretty dish towels that have the cross stitching on them that I bought…  Maybe some pillows for upstairs?


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