Sunday, April 29, 2012

Grain Sack Pillows

A couple of months ago I was surfing Etsy and found a seller who lives in Austria who had what looked like the most wonderful grain sacks for sale, and to make it even better, they were priced very reasonably. I decided to take a chance and buy one, when I found she had a couple that had grey stripes instead of the usual red or blue. ( I know this pic makes them look blue, but they are a dark grey.) When this beauty arrived, I was thrilled. The fabric was freshly washed and had a lovely nubby texture while still remaining soft and pleasant to touch. I was debating between 2 pillows or  an ottoman cover and decided to go with the pillows. The grain sack was the perfect size to make 2 beautiful pillows from.

I didn't have to do anything but sew a closed end on one of the pillows and sew the finished edge opening on the other, as they were already sewn on the sides from being a grain sack.
I decided to make button closers for them. 

Here they are on the sofa.


 These are a couple from the other sofa. The one in the front was made with a grey ticking, pleated linen and furniture strapping. I love the way it turned out to. The one in the back came from a darling little store called Alchemy while I was in California last week.

If you are craving to have some grain sack pillows, go check out the Antique Linen Store on Etsy. She has all kinds of wonderful linens!!!

20 comments:

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Karen I just adore those!!

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love the pillows karen and I love your couch cover:) Everything looks wonderful! Hugs Marilou

Sandra Kaye said...

Cool!! Looks great!! I knew you would do something wonderful with them. Hugs

The English Romantic said...

Hi Karen,
These look like some Hungarian Linen that I bought recently at a Vintage Rummage sale here . It makes great bags too. Love your cushions.
Hugs, Angelax

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Beautiful! I love grain sacks. I bought three from a woman on Ebay in France a couple of years ago. I was lucky that she had 3 the same from a milling village that no longer was around and they were large enough to upholster my parson chairs in the kitchen. There is just something so lovely about old grain sacks. I love the pillow you have in the middle too.

Have a nice evening,
Sue

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I have your original Building a Blog Book, will order the new one soon! Thanks, Linda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those pillows look great--I loved everything I could see of the room!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like the grey, too, Karen. It made for great pillows and they go so well with the ones you've already got.

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
Ooh, I love your pillows so much!
Great job.

hugs
Sissie

Connie said...

My, you have such a pretty room. The pillows are lovely. I found some flour sacks and covered the back cushions on my back-porch glider. I love the softness of the older fabric and the faded advertisements printed on the bags. Just gives that warm comfy cozy feeling. Thanks for sharing, Connie :) Please come on over and check out my back porch post.

kirstyb said...

this is so lovely - exactly how i want my living room to look x

White Vintage said...

WOW, I love your pillows and I love your home. Amazing pictures!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

They look great! That is my source as well and have always been very happy with her grain sacks and shipping~Cheers Kim

Miss Sandy said...

Adore these!

Kasia said...

I never get tired of looking at your stunning home, LOVE the colours and teh way you put everything together! :) The pillows you made are to die for!

Hugs,

Monica said...

Beautiful!
xoxo

Sylvia Cruz Smith said...

Love these! Very creative idea!

Love, Sylvia Smith, Cibolo, Tx.

Stephanie said...

Love the pillows!

Debra Howard said...

Where did you find the cover you used on your love seat? It is so pretty.
Debbie

vicki said...

Total pillow love Karen. I think you scored big-- the pillows are fabulous- they look lovely on the couch! Great job- love the big buttons too!!
Xo
Vicki

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