I bought this burlap rice bag at the flea market a few months ago and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it.
One thing I did was make a pillow. Because burlap needs some stability when you are sewing with it, I cut out 2 pieces of muslin to match the piece I cut from the burlap. I sewed all 3 pieces together with the burlap sandwiched in between the muslin. The corners are clipped so that there is no bulk in the corners when turned right-side-out:
An opening was left in the bottom center. Never leave an opening anywhere else, this way the hand sewn seam will be on the bottom of the pillow as it is displayed and not noticeable.
I love the description on this bag:
I then topstitched it to help keep it in shape:
So here is is! And I would like to give it away!!
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