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Easy Guide On How To Make Burlap Coffee Sack Pillow

Easy Guide On How To Make Burlap Coffee Sack Pillow

Burlap Coffee Sack Pillow DIY

I love finding unique fabrics such as these burlap bags and creating projects with them. I was junking through an antique shop a few months back and found lots of coffee bean sacks lying on the floor for $5.00 each. I purchased 6. I did not know what I wanted to make with them. Until I found a solution. here is an Easy Guide On How To Make Burlap Coffee Sack Pillow for my son’s bed. His bed needed some pillows and these burlap coffee sacks would be perfect.

What you will need!

  • burlap coffee sacks
  • fabric scissors
  • sewing machine
  • heavy-duty thread needle
  • heavy-duty thread
  • pillow stuffing or old pillows


Step 1:

Wash the burlap bags by hand with dishwashing soap. Let them dry outside. Do not put in the dryer.

Step 2:

Take the used burlap coffee sacks and turn them inside out. Cut one side open and place a pillow inside. The top of the bag is open.


Pin the sides so the burlap coffee bag so it conforms perfectly with the pillows. Take the pillow out and sew the pin side completely and leave the top open. Turn the coffee bean bag back to its proper side.


Place the pillow inside and sew the top by hand with a large needle and heavy-duty thread. Make sure you sew the tops with small stitching and twice if you can. You can use a zipper, but these coffee sacks cannot be washed, they will fall apart in the wash.


They turned out great and my son loved them. I think I will go back and buy more burlap coffee bags to make some other cool projects! There are so many fun projects you can do with them. You can frame them, make shopping bags, use combine them, and make a large tablecloth. What would you do with them? I love to hear your suggestions.

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  1. I love the visual texture the burlap pillowcases add to the crisp white of the chairs. Who knew burlap could look so elegant?

  2. Such a great idea. However, from years of experience working at a fabric store, I have found that burlap leaves a lot of fibers. Have you had a problem with fiber lint on the bed and chairs?

    1. Actually I can see it being a problem in a fabric store, but because I don’t use it very much, it was no problem, my chairs are fine!
      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Burlap is so cool! I don’t get enough of it, I have so many burlap bags left! If you have any ideas, would love to hear them.

  3. You really lucked out with these. They are so pretty and farmhousey!

    1. You can find them on ebay or check your local thrift store. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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