The other day, I was browsing a local thrift store and found this brand new striped rug for $1. I didn’t need a new rug, but for the price, colors, and look I knew I had to buy it. I would find a cool way to use it.
I brought it home, washed it, and decided to turn this little rug into a fun, textured pillow.
The rug I found measured 19″ x 33″. I figured I could fold it in half and make a cool horizontal rectangular pillow. I had a fun zipper already on hand that I wanted to use, and it just so happened to be the right length. I stole a pillow insert from another throw pillow we had and got to work.
I sewed my zipper on and then closed up the sides. The print of my rug was useful in this process, as I merely followed sewing down the ribbon line to give myself a straight sewn line.
After my zipper was on and the sides were sewn up, I turned it right side out and stuffed my pillow insert in. It was complete! I love how this little pillow turned out! It was so cheap and the fun array of colors and texture make such a regular piece fun and lively.
The zipper adds so much character with that pop of red and chunky design. I love it.
There are cheap rugs sold in so many places. They may feel too cheap to be actually used as a durable rug, but they can make great thick pillowcases! I’m excited to find a place for this new decor piece in my home.