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October 30th, 2017 at 07:05 am

I think the phrase reduce, reuse, recycle needs one more addition. Remake. Today I remade a pillow. I have several old flat pillows laying around and I really needed a new big fluffy pillow, because I have to sleep with one between my knees as they are so bad. I've been sleeping with two lately and then one always slips during the night and I wake up.

So I found an old pillow case that was pretty faded and then I cut open a couple of the pillows, pulled out all the batting and proceeded to pull it apart and fluff out the really worn down bits. I stuffed the batting into the old pillow case until it was very full and bulging and then I hand sewed it shut. I made the stitches big enough to be picked out later if I need to add more batting in the future when it gets flattened down again.

I still have several old pillows and some other faded pillow cases, so I can make a few more of these. I don't know why I never threw the pillows out, but I always figured I'd have a use for the batting one day. Maybe for a quilt or something. But this works. Now my daughter wants me to make one for her, too. It maybe took me an hour to pull all the batting apart and stuff the pillow and was easy enough to do while listening to a podcast.

I have something I needed and I didn't have to spend any money for it. Anyone else done something like this lately? How have you remade something or used it in a new way?

4 Responses to “Remake”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Very smart! I know I have remade things, but at the moment I can't think of an example.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Smart move. I think it saves money to remake things out of things you already have.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    I once took an old long sleeve, button up shirt the sleeves of which were raveling. I cut off the sleeves and used the sewing machine to make new seams at the shoulder. Suddenly, I had a vest! lol It does save money when you can remake something that still has life left into something else and it saves us from sending stuff to the landfill that shouldn't be there.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    What a good idea! I think we have a collection of pancake pillows.
    Most of my remaking is food--veggie sides into soup or quesadilla filling--things like that.

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