Last summer I found two vintage dresser scarfs at my favorite thrift store.
At the time I didn't really know what I would do with them, but I liked their sepia tones.
One was beautiful crochet, and the other was tea dyed Battenburg Lace.
When I washed and ironed them, I realized they fit perfectly together.
This gave me the idea of turning them into a pillow.
I hand stitched the two together, along the base of the crochet scallops.
Then I hand stitched them both to a length of softly woven fabric, along the base of the Battenburg Lace.
I then made a pillow using more of the same fabric for the backing.
I wanted to wash it if needed, so I made a separate pillow to the exact dimensions out of muslin which I stuffed. This was inserted into the dresser scarf pillow and the end was sewn shut with large stitches using heavy quilting thread that could be cut free for washing and then sewn back together.
I stuffed it rather loosely to make it soft and squishy.
I then paired it with a crochet tablecloth re-purposed into a throw that I already had on hand. I have several of these tablecloths that I have re-purposed over the years into curtains, bedspreads, and throws.
They look like they were made for each other!
This project cost me less than $10 and I have a boutique quality pillow that I made myself from vintage finds.
What about you - do you re-purpose vintage linens?