I recently bought some pretty deluxe pillows to replace a set I've had for years on my bed. They are really nice and I love them. But what to do with the old ones? I decided to rehab them and use them for spares.
First I washed them with detergent and bleach so they were nice and clean. Then I cut open the end of the ticking and removed the insides.
After looking them over I filled in the gaps and low spots with Polyfil I had leftover from prior pillow projects.
Once I did that I used quilt batting I had leftover also from a previous pillow project and wrapped each pillow form. I pinned all the edges together . I had just enough batting for this project which made me quite happy.
I used white thread and a needle to whip stitch the edges closed all the way around each form.
Then I placed each of the forms back inside their ticking and pinned the ends closed.
Finally I stitched them closed on my machine and after a bit of fluffing they were finished. Huge difference too. The look great and smell really nice and clean.
I re-used the plastic the new pillows had come in to put these into for storage. I'll keep them now to use for company or the retirement house.
I'm really happy with how this project turned out. And nothing ended up in the landfill except for that little bit I trimmed off on the ends to open up each pillow.