Sunday, November 6, 2011

Burlap Rice Bag Tutorial and Giveaway

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!!
Because I appreciate all of my readers, and I love reading my daily comments and emails. I am celebrating my followers.
To enter, please be a follower - new or old - leave a message, and I will pick a winner on Friday

Next week I will be giving away 4 Christmas stockings I made from the rest of this bag!!
Sharing with:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Christmas Craft Tutorial Party @ The Project Queen


  1. What a unique pillow, and I like the muslin as a stabilizer...cute!

  2. I'm a new follower from the Christmas Craft Tutorial Link Up Party1
    I LOVE your pillow!!
    Thanks for the great give away!!

  3. That pillow came out fabulous! You know I'm a follower girl so count me in for your giveaway! ;)


  4. That is one awesome looking pillow! You are too clever!

  5. You can definitely tell you are an excellent don't skip any steps and that's what makes your pieces look so professional! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

  6. Beautiful pillow, Patti. I would love to be able to sew like this.

    Have a great week!

  7. Very cool ! That's a conversation piece if ever I've seen one !!!


  8. I always love what you do with your burlap bags, this pillow is no exception! Fabulous!

  9. How funny. I have the exact same bag on my table to cut and put into a frame. I also have 2 more of them; they are the rice bags from Sam's Club.

  10. I love it! I was at TJ Maxx today and they had a few burlap pillows just like the one you made (except different brand/product:D)..and I was thinking I need to get myself a potato sack or something to make these pillows! And seeing your rice sack reminded me that I have one from my basmati rice and I think it's the same brand! Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is amazing, Patti! The red and blue on burlap is super cool! Thanks for linking up to the Burlap Week party at WhisperWood Cottage!

  12. Hi Patti, I just love your pillow. You did an excellent job. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  13. I love your pillow. Congrats on winning the giveaway ay Whisperwood Cottage.


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