Make Use of It

I’ve been holding on to the grain sack

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that I just adore

sadly - it was split down the side

I thought I might want to use it as a pillow cover or on a bulletin board or to make a sewing machine cover…

but because I hadn’t decided what to do with it

it was just sitting




well enough of that!!

Since I adore it so much
I want to use it and see it!

so I washed her up

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pinned her right sides together

sewed her up three sides

clipped the corners (this part actually hurt a little

but no going back)

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popped in an extra pillow form

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stitched up the top

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And now I have a pillow that I adore

usable and loved


functional to boot!


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all the purging organizing that I’ve been doing as of late has unearthed some items that I truly love but were tucked away for


rather than saving it for a future maybe project – I’ve decided to

Use it now!

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so little chickees –
I urge you to go through your “someday pile” and make something



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Chat soon -


p.s. this post was inspired by the lovely blog here.  She is also helping me with tracking down some of these… My husband’s grandfather worked in a flour mill for 60+ years (can you imagine one job working 6 days a week for 60 years – wow!)  He sewed the flour sacks closed all those years…so I am on the hunt for King Midas Flour sacks for a special project that will have very very special meaning!  If you uncover any – please let me know! 

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  1. I've been of the same mind lately - dive into the stash and pull out some gems that just need a bit of love to be better than new. Your grain sack pillow is adorable - glad you'll get to fully enjoy it now!

  2. I'm totally going to take your challenge. I'm sick of going through totes and not doing anything with the stuff. Time to empty those totes!

  3. Love the pillow. I'm a sucker for chickens, but I love the 'lil chick on this ones. Great!

  4. I am so glad you went ahead with it. It's so sweet and adorable. I just love the colors and the little chick is so sweet.

  5. good for you! What did you stuff it with?

  6. very cute! just visiting from a to z

  7. I love this idea and the look! It has a great spring look with the little chickie. I know a store that sells these feed sacks so I'll have to snag up one next time I go. :) Thanks for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

  8. Love the pillow. I have a soft spot for flour sacks. The graphics are so wonderful.

  9. The graphic on this are really cute. I just found some rice ones. I may have to turn it into a pillow too!

  10. What a great pillow! And what a great story about your grandfather-in-law. I've been on the hunt for vintage sacks for a bit, but now it will really be at the forefront of my mind (or I could tackle my stash of somedays). :)

  11. just over from link love... this is so sweet, I love the little chick! xoxo

  12. Before I read your P.S. I was going to ask where you got your sack. I've been looking and I can't seem to find any.

    You pillow came out very cute. I love the little chick.

  13. Love this! Great ideas an usual.

  14. Oh my gosh, I love your blog!! And we love so many of the same things. I especially love this pillow you made from the Arizona feed sack!! Where did you get it? Are you from the Phx/ Tempe area?
    I grew up on a dairy farm in WI... moved to Phoenix over 30 years ago.
    I miss the farm... but we go back every year.
    Gotta go check out more of your posts!


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