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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fun Pillow project, US Mail bags




If you are ever lucky enough to find US mail canvas bags in good condition at a reasonable price, be sure to scoop them up. I was lucky enough yesterday to get 2 of these wonderful bags.


I knew immediately I wanted to turn them into pillows/ or cushions.
First I washed them, I think one still needs a good soak in Vintage Textile Soak.

I wanted to do these cushions/pillows without cutting the bags up or destroying them in any way.
So I took the smaller one, stuffed it with 2 standard pillows. Tied the end grommets with jute. Kept the original industrial lacing mechanism in tact, and that is it. I now have a unique pillow for the guest room. I think the other will be for my swing outside.

And when I'm tired of them, I can sell them in their original condition.

12 comments:

Outofmymind said...

When you are tired of them let me know I'll take them off your hands. They are SO CUTE. Maybe I'll have to come visit you to try them out. Thanx for inspiring me. Now I'll be on the lookout.

Southern style in a northwest garden! said...

These are neet I was wondering how you made them in the etsy photos you sent me!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

very cute - you have the uncanny knack of finding such good stuff.

tammy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Fab pillows, Margo!

Prior said...

I love the grommets, nice touch. You always inspire me! Lezlee

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

And I've been using mine as a laundry bag for years. Time to rethink that! Great idea, Margo! ~Mindy

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

That's so cool! Definitely something I'll be watching for now.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Very very cool!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a wonderful idea. They turned out fantastic! So talented

myletterstoemily said...

i just love those! thanks for the great idea!

Tami said...

Love this!!

Anonymous said...

how much they sell for ? i have 2 of them .

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