February 25 ~ Pillow of the Day

on February 25 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 106 Comments

Striped Flour Sack Pillows by Leslie, Leslie Janson

Leslie sewed these pillows from “soft and pristine” vintage flour sacks. Purchase these, and see more of Leslie’s vintage grain sack pillows in her shop.

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106 Responses to February 25 ~ Pillow of the Day

  1. Heidi Anderson says:

    These are the perfect “day on the couch” pillows!

  2. Crystal says:

    Simply perfect!

  3. jacqueline says:

    Love the clean look.

  4. Kathy says:

    this is the cutest….retro, eco and kitchen-comfy.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Great reuse of materials.

  6. stacey says:

    love this idea! cute for a kitchen booth!

  7. Rebecca says:

    So many great ones in her shop!!

  8. i love using things that were meant for one intended purpose for a completely different purpose!

  9. I think our ancestors would smile. Great pillows

  10. You know…I don’t think I’ve ever felt a flour sack before. Are these like the ones at Costco? Cute little shop, though.

  11. priti says:

    soft & pristine indeed!

  12. mims says:

    the “cut costs” pillow on her etsy site is fabulous!

  13. JudyB says:

    Just got back from a little detour on Etsy! Love the pillows…love the shop.

  14. Jodie says:

    So simple and lovely!

  15. That is such a good idea and our store has the primitive dark colors, so easy idea for couch pillows.


  16. Virginia says:

    Love the flour sacks!

  17. Melody says:

    So simple, yet brilliant!

  18. Patti Parks says:

    I love the clean look with just a stripe and it brings back memories from grandma’s time! Wonderful pillows!

  19. Jean M. says:

    So welcoming….I want to lay my head on one. I must get feed sacks and make some.

  20. Marcia W. says:

    This is a great idea – clean and bright looking.

  21. Beth T says:

    Oh my heck. I received some towels identical to those and they are still in their pristine condition as I’ve been trying to decide whether to use them or to save them…neither seemed right. Pillows are the perfect compromise: they’ll be used but can retain their pleasing crispness. Hooray for you, SMS!

  22. Lynda says:

    Beautiful and simple!

  23. Really simple but, oh so nice

  24. Sara says:

    I LOVE these!

  25. Joanne says:

    Nice idea!

  26. Karen Compton says:

    They are so simple and elegent.

  27. Danna Bc says:

    Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  28. jm says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for the link!

  29. Lisa says:

    I would like to make these and embrodier chickens on them for a bench in the kitchen.

  30. Lisa says:

    I would love to make these and embroider chickens on them for a bench in the kitchen.

  31. Jessica says:

    These pillows make me want a baguette!

  32. Everly says:

    These are so cute!

  33. Kelly P says:

    I love the look of the flour sacks. Very pretty.

  34. sara says:

    its absolutely gorgeous! what a lovely idea

  35. laura reich says:

    I adore these. They would be amazing in a farmhouse.

  36. they definitely remind me of hand towels! Theywould look great in a sunroom

  37. Ms. Fine says:

    It’s good to remember that shockingly simple is still wonderful.

  38. Blossom says:

    Very nice!

  39. Manali says:

    Elegant and simple!

  40. rebecca says:

    I have a small collection of feed sack and I am always to timid to use them. This is great motivation to make something fantastic with them!

  41. karen cole says:

    I am really liking the use of vintage fabrics for other projects!

  42. Vanessa says:

    Good idea! I love it!

  43. Ginger says:

    Great idea! Way to go.

  44. Barb says:

    I love the look of these cushions….so delightfully vintage 🙂 Barb.

  45. nicke cutler says:

    so simple and timeless! perfecto!

  46. Kati says:

    Love the simplicity of these pillows!

  47. Kristal says:

    These are cool.

  48. erin d. says:

    very nice and clean!

  49. Zrinka says:

    These are really lovely. Simple but effective.

  50. Whimsy says:

    Love the simplicity of these pillows!

  51. Maris Olsen says:

    Thanks! I love seeing where I can buy vintage flour sacks – awesome!

    Maris Olsen

  52. Anya says:

    Great pillows again!

  53. Jennifer says:


  54. Katrina H says:

    What a cute idea!

  55. Tiffany says:

    How gloriously simple!

  56. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love feedsacks, at least pictures of them. Lovely fresh and clean pillow.

  57. Anya says:

    Love the idea!! I’m checking out her shop…

  58. Ramona says:

    I love the vintage look.

  59. Cat says:

    looks so nice ! I have old linen tea towels that look just the same… a very inspiring idea to transform them !

  60. Kristin H says:

    So simple and so lovely!

  61. Alisa says:

    They look cottagy. Very nice.

  62. Margaret says:

    Very clean and crisp looking, lovely.

  63. Jackie says:

    Oh I simply love this idea!!

  64. Laura says:

    so simple and beautiful

  65. Kristin says:

    I love these pillows. I have a couple of tea towels that might work just as well.

  66. annie says:

    Clean, crisp and somehow it makes me think of sunny Summer days by the beach. LOVELY!!!!

  67. simple, clean, fresh, lovely!

  68. Louise Fredieu says:

    1.Where do you get feed sacks? 2. What did you use to stuff these pillow? 3. Are feed sacks the same size as a standard pillow, queen, king, or is this a unique size? 4. I love the feed sack pillows. 5. I love the feed sacks!

  69. Jacque says:

    I love the clean, simple lines on these pillows. Seems like a fresh look for spring; I’m in the mood for my spring cleaning, now! The other vintage items in your shop are great!

  70. Melissa says:

    Adorable…so fun!

  71. Melissa says:

    I love these…so fun!

  72. Tara says:

    Simplicity at it’s best!

  73. anna dorothy says:

    love the look of these!

  74. Andi says:

    Like many others have said, they remind me of my grandmother’s house. Simple, and lovely stacked together!

  75. susan h says:

    love the country style of these

  76. Desirée says:

    just simple, but lovely!

  77. Robyn says:


  78. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    Oh, they are awesome!

  79. Maya says:

    These have a simple yet beautiful look.

  80. so pretty. they make me think of fresh June days 🙂

  81. Cassandra says:


  82. Gill says:

    I love these – but here in the UK I never come across ‘feedsacks’ Are they exclusively American??

  83. Mary says:

    I like simple, clean looks – I love this idea! I have some monogrammed linen hand towels that I plan to re-purpose into pillows. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  84. danielle says:

    love the look of these pillows. (and also would love to win a kona cotton card.)

  85. So pretty! Love the simplicity and the stripes.

  86. Jen says:

    Awesome pillows!

  87. Lesley says:

    I have enjoyed seeing the Pillows of the Day this month and hope when you announce the winner that you may be able to show us all of the entrants photos. It would be good to see the variety of pillows. Thanks for organising. It was a great idea.

  88. Wendy D. P. says:

    So simple and sweet!

  89. Emily says:

    What a great idea!

  90. linda says:

    Wow, nice and simple!

  91. Suzanne says:

    Those pillows have a French flair. Love them!

  92. Jessica S. says:

    I like this idea!

  93. June S says:

    Oh I LOVE these pillows. Would make excellent accents in a farmhouse!

  94. Deb says:

    They look so soft! They’re delightfully vintage!

  95. marilyn says:

    I love these simple yet elegant pillows!

  96. Amy says:

    I love the vintage flour sacks. They have such a nice look to them!

  97. Robyn says:

    so lovely!

  98. Margie Bennett says:

    Classic & simple= beautiful!! I would of never thought of making pillows out of that!!

  99. Jenny says:


  100. Anne Marie says:

    Love these pillows – off to visit her shop.

  101. Paulina says:

    Cute way to use some old stuff 🙂

  102. I like the rustic look if the flour sacks.

  103. Melissa says:

    I love the flour sack pillows:) They remind me of the towels my Granny used to have in her kitchen.

  104. Cool Idea!

  105. Valerie says:

    Love vintage. Nice idea!

  106. CJ says:

    I love the clean lines of these pillows. Funny, when I look at towels I see towels. 😉

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