Monday, May 20, 2013

Dollar Store Flour Sack Pillows

I've needed new pillows for quite a while now. The dogs did a number on the ones I made a couple of years ago. When Debbie put out the word that she was having a fun Dollar store party I was excited, and stumped. I took a walk through the Dollar store for inspiration and then I spied the flour sack towels! Hmm, these are perfect for pillow covers thought I and  grabbed eight and got to work.



I used two flour sack towels for each pillow and made envelope closures for the back so they can be removed  to wash. So a stack of these,


Became  four new pillows, all for eight dollars.


I made two with script made from an image purchased from etsy. One plain one and one long pillow that I added a typewriter image to. I purchased this image from etsy as well.


For some reason I couldn't get the typewriter image to transfer completely, but I guess it's perfectly imperfect. Thanks to the Dollar store party I finally made new covers. Thanks Debbie!


I'll be joining these ladies this week.

                                              Debbiedoos Dollar Store Party

                                             Savvy Southern Style

                                           Craftberry Bush

                                           My Romantic Home

                                         StoneGable

                                       A Stroll Thru Life

73 comments:

  1. Hi Sissie! Oh, you're back to your wonderfulness. Love the pretty pillows! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. What? I have never seen those, but you can bet I will be on the look out now! They turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Your pillows look great, Karen! I love the images you used and you got some new pillow covers inexpensively.

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  4. See Karen, now you're going to make me want to hit up the Dollar store later on. The grain sack looks like linen. I love the images you chose. The typewriter image looks perfect to me!

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  5. Love the pillows...I wish I could sew!

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  6. This is so creative using the dollar store towels! And oh so expensive looking with the added graphics!

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  7. Dekorasyonda yastık çok öenmli bir parça.Sizinkiler de harika görünüyor.Sevgiler...

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  8. Oh I love them! Flour sack towels are just great, I made towels with graphics on them for Christmas. But I love the pillows!

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  9. My goodness...you are going to have everyone running to the Dollar Store! These are wonderful, I love the graphics! I wish I could sew! :(

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Well, I just GOTTA make some of these....waaaay too cute. You did an amazing job.
    I love this fun party....
    xo bj

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  11. I didn't know Dollar Store had flour sack towels-- great project!

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  12. Oh Karen, please tell me which Dollar Store ...Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar? I want some of those towels! You always have the greatest projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. My goodness...these are so charming and NIFTY THRIFTY too!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. These are fabulous! I love flour sack towels too!t.xoxo

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  15. I am so jealous now! I haven't seen these at my store either, yet...but now my eyes will be peeled and when they come in I plan on snatching them up....ALL of them!! LOL

    How did you transfer the images? I am looking for a good excuse to get a new printer!

    Bev @ Give me a paintbrush

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    1. Hi Beverly I printed the images from my computer onto TAP artist transfer paper and ironed them on.I bought the paper from amazon here's the link, http://www.amazon.com/Lesley-Rileys-Transfer-Artist-18-Sheet/dp/1607052547/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369326286&sr=8-2&keywords=tap+transfer+paper

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  16. I love this and I wish I could find these at my dollar store! I love the images you put on the pillows as well. I am visiting from Debbie Doos!

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  17. I would also like to make these, what dollar store would they be found at, and the striped one too? You mentioned the images you purchased on etsy, what are they called so I can look at them too...thank you so much rcahume@yahoo.ca

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    1. I bought them at The Dollar Tree, but not all of them carry the flour sack towels. The striped pillow cover came fro Ikea it was on clearance so I'm not sure they still carry them. The images are from https://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalThings.

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  18. I love these pillows! I will have to check the Dollar store for some of these towels. Your images are so cute.

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  19. It amazes me the amazing things you create with stuff from the dollar store!! I just don't ave an eye for seeing the potential in there, I guess. These are beautiful!!
    XO,
    Christy
    Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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  20. Wow! Those look like expensive decor. I actually think the way the typewriter transfer came out gives it a little something special! Beautiful work.

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  21. Your Dollar Store pillows turned out great. You did a super job on them!

    Judith

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  22. Love these pillows, now if I only could learn to sew after 47 years.

    Cynthia

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  23. Your pillows look great!! Love the images you added to some.
    Mary Alice

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  24. Love, love, love!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the step by step!

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  25. your pillows look like they came from Pottery Barn, not towels from the dollar store! you did an amazing job.

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  26. Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  27. Your pillows turned out so pretty. Love the graphics you chose.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  28. These are totally amazing. I love this idea. I buy their flour sacks all the time, love them for dish towels, now I want to make pillows too. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/165th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
    Hugs, Marty

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  29. You did a great job. Love these pillows. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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  30. I've never seen these cute towels are our Dollar Store. Is that the same as Dollar Tree?

    They are adorable pillows, so vintage looking. Love them.

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    1. I bought them at the Dollar Tree.

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  31. Really sweet and I love how you added the images...love the typewriter one!

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  32. Wow who would of thought. These are great and the price was right!

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  33. I adore flour sacks! I swear they were leftover old diapers that needed to be remarketed and came out as flour sack bar towels. I use them as cleaning cloths, and napkins and dish rags but never thought to use them as pillows... just brilliant!!!!
    LOVE the transfers! Thanks for bringing this great idea to TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  34. These are wonderful, fabulous! what a great idea for the dollar store challenge.

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  35. Wow! Your pillows look so lovely -- I love the color and texture of the flour sack. At which dollar store did you find them? I'd love to track some down.

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  36. I did not know that the Dollar store had flour sack towels...I need to make a trip there...your pillows are beautiful...and a great idea to make the envelope closure for easy cleaning!

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  37. Those are terrific pillows! I've never seen these flour sack cloths at my dollar store. I guess I need to dig deeper, and visit other stores, as well. Great job!
    Blessings!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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  38. Charming Pillows!
    I like your soft palette,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  39. That's the beauty of visiting blogs and joining a challenge party... it gives you the push to try something new! That's the reason why I like swaps. Everything gets given away but at least it made me try a different medium or design element. Anyway, I am so anxious to try this pillows. Would you mind sharing where on etsy you found the images? The typewriter one resonates with me! Thanks a bunch and do come over to my blog for a visit.. would love to have you!!

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  40. How smart, how affordable, how chic! You did a great job on these trendy favorites. Who says gorgeous has to be expensive.

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  41. Good Evening Karen, This is a lovely idea and I would never have imagined that the tea towels were just a dollar. I think that is the equivalent of about 75p in England. You have made them so unique by adding the script and also the typewriter. I had to smile when I saw the typewriter, as do you know when I trained as a secretary in the 1960's this typewriter is the style I learnt to type on. It is hard to imagine that this was the piece of equipment we needed to type business letters..... aahh the memories.
    Karen, I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and I have become a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you and to reading your other posts.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! where you will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  42. These pillows turned out SO cute!
    I'm popping over from Happy Hour.

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  43. This is the second time someone has posted about Dollar Store flour sacks, but they don't seem to be popular at any of them in my area. I would love to find some.

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  44. I recently purchased some of these flour sack towels. They can be used for so many projects. Love your pillows!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  45. Karen, what a fabulous idea! These are wonderful! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my monogrammed platter! Have a great weekend!

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  46. These look great! We plan to feature you on Dollar Store Crafts some time in the next week

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  47. Doggone it I was just in $tree today, wish I'd known. Looks like the fabric is a nice one for making pillows. Already hemmed on all sides. Will have to give a good look the next time I get to $tree. I've been on a cushion cover making again, so hope our $store has these towels.
    Your pillows are so great, love the images you used. I'm a cheapo and always use images from The Graphics Fairs, free. Maybe I can find something close to yours. Love the longer pillow. I love making cushion covers as it's a quick project, gives satisfaction right away. Just bought some new transfers so off I go again. Your pillows are very professional looking. Enjoy

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  48. I can't believe this! I'm going to have to check out our dollar store and see if I can find these there! What a great way to use them. I haven't tried any of the transfer methods for fabric -- I'll have to go through the blog and see how you did yours! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Wow! Are you kidding me? Dollar Store....you are amazing and the type writer looks great "As Is",,,perfect!
    Karen

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  50. I found your blog through Savvy Southern Style. I can't believe you found these towels at the Dollar Store! The pillows are adorable!

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  51. I saw your link at Savvy Southern Style, the pillows are lovely and I also like your style. I am most interested to know what camera you are using for your shots as they are very professional and I am looking around at the moment to buy a new digital for taking interior shots and styling. Any advice appreciated.

    Lee :)

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  52. What pretty pillows. I've never seen flour sacks at our Dollar store, but love the transfer idea. So thrifty and frenchy!

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  53. I think I may have to stalk the Dollar Trees around here till I find these...Love it!

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  54. Your pillows are gorgeous! I love the price, too! I liked you on FB, and I got to see your blog. Very fun!

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  55. Very creative and inspirational.....amazing job and beautiful pillows!!!

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  56. Love your pillows - can't believe they are towels. I will be going there tomorrow. Many thanks for this post.
    Mary

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  57. I really-really love the pillows, so beautiful. :)

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  58. Your pillows are gorgeous Karen! I would have never known that they were once towels :)

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  59. This project turned out great! I'll have to see if they are in my store! Hopped over from Debbiedoos...thanks for the inspiration...I'm a new follower!

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  60. I absolutely LOVE this project Karen!! Your wonderful vintage style would fit right in at our weekly link party Pretty Things, live every Monday by 5pm PST. Hope you can make it!

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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  61. Oh my goodness....I just love your pillows! I am your newest follower.
    So nice to meet you!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Leticia

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  62. Completely wonderful! The typewriter is my favorite. Well done!

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  63. ok...I have not seen flour sacks at our dollar store either but I think I've seen them cheap at Walmart. Great idea!

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  64. Those are so cute! I love the french script, and the idea! Taking something that would cost a bundle at a decor store and finding an affordable solution!

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