Upcycled Dishcloth Pillow

3 Materials
45 Minutes

Have a favorite dishcloth? One that makes you laugh? One that’s sentimental? Don’t put it to work in the kitchen. Instead, turn a favorite dishcloth into a pillow and display it where it can be seen and enjoyed. It’s incredibly easy!

I used a 20″ square down  pillow insert, so I cut the dishcloth into a 20″ square, keeping the pig design centered. Next, I cut 2 pieces of cotton fabric, each measuring 20″ x 20″. 

I then turned the fabric under twice, creating a narrow hem, and stitched it down. I did this on one side edge of each of the 2 pieces of fabric.

Next I turned the hemmed edge down about 4″ and pressed it in place. I did this for both pieces of fabric.

With right sides together, pin one piece of the fabric to the dishcloth, as shown below.

Now place the second piece of fabric on top, as shown below, and pin in place around all 4 edges. Stitch together along all four sides, using about a 1″ seam.

To soften the corners, stitch diagonally across each of the four corners. Trim the corner tip, as shown below.

Turn the pillow right side out and press.

Insert a pillow form, and that’s it! Just a little cutting, a few straight seams, and you end up with a unique throw pillow. I mean, even if you haven’t heard of Cincinnati’s famous Flying Pig Marathon, this has to be the cutest damn pig you’ve ever seen.

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  • Carole gerst
    on May 10, 2020

    This is so cute here ladies and gentlemen is a pure creative genius I just love this she's thinking outside the box like all of us do on here and we come up with wonderful ideas and share I want to thank you all and I'm using this lady as an example all of you are an inspiration to me and I have used so many things on here that I didn't even know so thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart Carole

  • Carole gerst
    on May 11, 2020

    can you do one of a white dove I do shabby chic can you do one and white and gray tones if you can I would be more than happy to pay you forcan you do one of a white dove I do shabby chic can you do one and white and gray tones if you can I would be more than happy to pay you for it

    Carole Gerst

    PO box 697

    Milesburg Pa 16853


    • All of the instructions are on here so that you can make one for yourself- that's the whole purpose oe this website!. If you're not handy with things like that, maybe try Etsy or some other handmade seller site.

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