I purchased these coffee bean sacks from a flea market a while ago. They have been sitting in my craft closet just waiting to be transformed. Ever since we remodeled our patio, I knew I wanted to make this Recycled Coffee Bean Sack Pillow. I knew it would look fabulous on my new outdoor furniture. It also helps that the wood looked perfectly refinished thanks to Teak Master. Here is how it turned out.
So, you know my issues with sewing. So here is the spot where I make a disclaimer… since I’m not confident in my sewing skills, this is not a tutorial (in my head anyway), it’s rather a post showing you how I made this. I’m not sure if it’s right or wrong. I just know how I happen to make it!
First I cut out the area of the coffee bean sack that I wanted to showcase. I cut it about an inch and a half wider and longer than my pillow.
I pinned it inside out using straight pins.
I broke out my sewing machine and… yep… you guessed it… sewed in a straight line, leaving an opening for the pillow.
I turned the pillow case right side out and inserted the pillow.
Next, I pinned the opening to make it easier to hand stitch.
Finally I hand stitched it closed. The beauty of working with a burlap sack is that you can’t really notice the hand stitching.
Voila! Now you have a fun Recycled Coffee Bean Sack Pillow! Here are some after photos.
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