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Don't throw out that old pillowcase! There are all kinds of ways to reuse these simple colorful rectangles of fabric. This is a page about uses for pillowcases.


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By 8 found this helpful
February 18, 2010

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.

By LMay from South Texas

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By 17 found this helpful
February 8, 2010

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! Love this idea!


By Liz from California

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September 24, 20082 found this helpful

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. Turn the pillow case rightside out and there you have it, a bag! The best thing about this one, no cutting!

Source: I just started trying different ways to reuse material and items at home to save money and make money. It's even simple enough for the kids to do!

By Michele from Landisville, PA

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February 8, 20061 found this helpful

My daughter recently had a 4th birthday party. We invited 3 of her friends and painted handprint flowers on pillowcases. We painted as soon as they arrived and by the time the party was over, the paint was dry!


By Rani from Montrose, SD

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By 4 found this helpful
March 16, 2011

Use old pillowcases to store handbags and purses in your closet. This keeps the dust off.

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By 2 found this helpful
January 19, 2015

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.

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By 3 found this helpful
January 15, 2015

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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February 6, 2013

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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January 14, 20160 found this helpful

This is a page about making a pillowcase skirt. A pretty pillowcase can be easily and quickly made into a simple skirt.

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