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Cam Lee wrote:Material is recycled from an old sheet, which I think was cotton. I’m liking the buckwheat hulls as a filling, though maybe not for sleeping on.


Hi. I had a pillow filled with buckwheat hulls and I liked it very much. Especially in summer. The pillow stays much cooler than other pillows.
The disadvantage is:  a pillow filled with buckwheat hulls is not washable. The hulls inside the pillow stay wet much too long when washed.
That's why I don't have that pillow anymore. But when I can find buckwheat hulls, I will make a new one.
 
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I love how Dawn West's recycled denim pillow incorporates the original seams as decorative features. Very attractive!
 
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I just finished sewing my pillow.

For my fabric, I repurposed a pair of little girl's shorts.

I made sure it was 100% natural fiber fabric.

It required a little cutting to shape it into a square.

Sewing.

For the stuffing I had some washed fleece that I combed to fluff and stuff.

Done! Finished size is roughly 12 inches by 14 inches
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My son has a much loved but too small pair of pj's which I promised to make into a cushion. It's 12 inch in diameter and stuffed with wool from cool box packaging.
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Stuffing the cushion
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Finished piece
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We have two 100% cotton pillowcases from Ikea that fit zero of our pillows (too small), shown at top of first image. I took out all the seams, and it unfolded into one large piece of fabric, which i then cut in two (the bottom two pieces of fabric in the first image), the smaller of the two became my pillow, and the other will be the pillowcase. The stuffing is leftover 100% merino wool, that wasn't dyed, from sheep here in Spain. dLana wool. I don't have the tools for carding, as raven ranson recommended, so I stuffed it and hoped for the best. It already seems much softer than a pillow I had previously stuffed with cut up bits of old wool sweaters (cut into about 1" squares), inspired by jennifer and inge's posts on the first page of this thread. That sweater stuffed pillow is perfect for a throw pillow, but too lumpy for sleeping on. So excited to try out the new one tonight!
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fabric - original ikea pillowcase size shown at top. Below it is an identical pillowcase with the seams ripped out. fabric used for pillow at left.
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sewing in progress, using a backstitch, hoping to one day have one of those antique pedal powered sewing machines.
sewing in progress, using a backstitch, hoping to one day have one of those antique pedal powered sewing machines.
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stuffing the pillow with wool.
stuffing the pillow with wool.
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finished pillow!
finished pillow!
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Knee pillow! At 2021 PTJ. Thanks to Cheryl for your tutelage!
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Organic cotton fabric
Organic cotton fabric
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Stuffing!
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10” wide
10” wide
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10” long
10” long
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Here’s a pillow I made today. It’s approximately 12”x22”. It’s made of a wool fabric with organic cotton stuffing.
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Made a nice decorative pillow at Wheaton labs PTJ
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Supplies fabric
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Measure 15 x 21
Measure 15 x 21
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Stuffing with cotton
Stuffing with cotton
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I made a pillow with a natural material (I was told wool) and stuffed with organic wool

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Wool fabric
Organic cotton stuffing
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