This post will show you how to create simple, homemade seed sack pillows from real seed sacks.
My dear friend saved these seed sacks from a garden project and asked me to make them into pillows for their living area. I waited for months and months because I wanted to find pillow forms for the project; pillow forms are like a plain, muslin covered pillow that remains in pillow shape so you can remove the cover and wash it easily. They are handy, but they don’t come in every shape and size imaginable, and they don’t come in real seed sack size.
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To make the pillows, I simply stuffed each of the two sacks with this polyester stuffing.
And I sewed up the ends using my trusty Janome machine (mine is a bit older than this one but it is similar)
And I used these standard machine needles to complete the sewing project
And this oatmeal-y, eggshell Guttermann thread was a perfect match.
Be sure to stuff the pillows very full- they will de-poof with regular use.
Before I sewed, I washed and dried these seed sacks on warm to preshrink and now, they are machine washable. Which is pretty important, as she has two very handsome sons that just might dirty them from time to time.
I sewed a flange of 1 inch all the way around, which was super simple and made for a really cute look and prevented a floppy, underfilled corner look which sometimes happens with homemade pillows- especially the ones made without a pillow form. These corners are sharp!
These seed sacks are very soft too!
What do you think, Wildflowers? Super cute, right? I’d love to hear what other adorable things you can do with a seed sack in the comments below and be sure to pin this project to Pinterest!
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