11 April 2011

A pillow made from cleaning rags

That's right, I said cleaning rags. I was in the Dollar Tree last week and was walking through the cleaning isle when a flash of silver caught my eye. It was these double-sided cleaning towels- micro fiber on one side for dusting, and wire threading on the other for scrubbing.
I stood and stared at the shiny silver for a few minutes and thought "hmmmm....I wonder...." Then I snatched two up and took them home. I figured if it didn't go as well as I was picturing in my head, at least I'd have a couple great new towels to clean with.

To make the pillow I laid one towel silver side up, and the other towel on top of it silver side down.

I didn't bother with pins or anything, I just held the two together and sewed all the way around except for a space big enough to turn it right side out.

I stuffed it with a mix of poly-fil and quilter's batting (I didn't want to spend any more money on this thing so I just used what I had on hand) and hand sewed the edge where I'd stuffed it.

Here's the result!

I could have made this look a little nicer if I'd taken the time to iron it before putting it together, but I'm fine waiting for the creases to go away on their own. This pillow took me about 10 minutes from start to finish. Love quickie projects!

It's not a pillow you'd want to cuddle up and take a nap with- it's pretty rough! But I like the silver sparkle that it adds to my couch.

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. That is awesome. You always have great ideas :)

  2. That's so creative! I love it!!

  3. Hi, Brooke. You might want to take a look at my post from early this morning. There may be a little something for you. ;) Just sayin....

  4. What an interesting and yet really cute idea!

  5. this is so darn cute! and a little shine is always good...

  6. Very fun and sparkly!
    Visiting from Serenity Now :)
    Great job!

  7. Thanks for submitting this to Dollar Store Crafts - love the couch bling! :) Look for it to be posted on our site on 4/26!

  8. such a cute idea!!! I love it!
    Stopping in from Serenity now!!

    Come say hi when you get a chance!

  9. You go, girl!! I think it's fabulous. Who knew you could make a pillow from cleaning rags??!! Great work. :)

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

  10. holy cr@p. That's pretty dang smart girl! You'd never know it came from the cleaning aisle at the dollar store.

  11. PS: I pinned this project to my "crafts to create" board on pinterest.


  12. Brooke, this is so clever. Who would have thunk it?! Love your creative self.