Uses for Pillowcases

Don't throw out that old pillowcase! There are all kinds of ways to reuse these simple colorful rectangles of fabric. This is a guide about uses for pillowcases.
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February 18, 2010 Flag
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Where I have to store my crockpots and cookers is dusty. I have found that if I use old pillowcases and twist the end over, it prevents from having to major clean before using the appliance. I still rinse off the lid and clean out inside but it saves considerable cleaning time. And if someone needs to borrow it and is standing right there when you get it out, it is not covered in groddy junk.

You could go a step further and do some kind of tie with a tag stating what it is. Hope this is as helpful to someone as it has been to me. I look for shabby chic type cases at garage sales, thrift stores, etc., or make the covers from old sheets, material, tote bags etc.

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February 20, 20100 found this helpful

What a Great Idea! I will use left over pieces of material that I don't want for quilts to make size appropriate cases. I store my extra cookware in my breezeway in my old kitchen cabinets and this is a perfect idea If you don't have them sitting out you could use a sharpie type pen to label them.

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February 20, 20100 found this helpful

You can also use them to store your large pots and pans in that you do not use all the time.

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February 20, 20100 found this helpful

I store mine in the boxes that they come in. Easy to see what it is and also you can stack them, for more storage.

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February 22, 20100 found this helpful

This is such a good idea! So much better than fighting with the plastic bags that I've been trying to fit the appliances in! Plus if it does get dusty, you can throw them in the wash! I'm going to switch everything to pillow cases right now!

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March 26, 20100 found this helpful

Using the boxes is too late for me, but it is a good idea to remember for the future.

I think using old pillowcases this way is a great idea. I have lots of them and was just getting to give them all away. Perhaps I'll keep a few to put on my appliances. It does get dusty in those cabinets and I hate having to do a major clean every time you want to use something.

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February 8, 2010 Flag
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As I was organizing my garage last night I saw that my folding chairs were dusty. I had also just put some old pillow cases in a pile for donation. Then it struck me to put the pillow cases over each folded chair. They fit perfectly!

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January 19, 2015 Flag
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I usually use 2 pillow cases for our bed. Recently one wore out. What to do with the other? I came up with the idea of putting it on the back of my extra dining room chairs that are put away in storage.

Pillowcase as Chair Cover

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January 15, 2015 Flag
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I use pillow shams and pillowcases as dust covers for my nice leather purses stored in my closets. Also, I have stored Christmas sweaters and socks in them. Everything is clean, gathered, ready, and dust free.

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September 24, 2008 Flag
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What do you do with pillow cases that are no longer needed for a bed? Turn them into cloth bags! First turn the bag inside out, fold down the sides of the opening, run a cord or other material cut to the length of the handle you want, hand stitch/sew.

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March 16, 2011 Flag
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Use old pillowcases to store handbags and purses in your closet. This keeps the dust off.

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January 14, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about making a pillowcase skirt. A pretty pillowcase can be easily and quickly made into a simple skirt.

Uses for Pillowcases, Yellow Pillowcase Skirt

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February 6, 2013 Flag
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I had a lot of faded pillowcases which I didn't want to use for the beds, but were still in good shape.

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