When you treat yourself to some lovely new pillowcases or sheets, you might be left wondering what to do with your old ones. We were thinking the same, so we got thinking what could we do?

Since launching the Secret Linen Store we've been getting crafty creating unique ways you can use your old (or new) pillowcases or bed sheets to create something amazing. Here's our favourite ideas for upcycling your old pillowcases...

Little Dresses

We launched our Little Dresses for Africa charity pillowcase project in 2015 and we've been astounded how many beautiful dresses we've been sent. Turn your old pillowcases into beautiful dresses, that can either be used at home, or sent to the Little Dresses for Africa charity.

You can learn all about the charity here. Learn to make your own pillowcases dress here. See all our beautiful dresses here.


Another simple but useful way to use your old pillowcases. Get rid of old rubber doorstops and replace them with something more beautiful and durable. We've got two guides to creating a doorstop from your old pillowcases.

Create a scented owl doorstop with our tutorial here.

Create a simple styling square doorstop here.

A patchwork Pillowcase

If you have a few different pillowcases or fabrics to hand, why not get sewing and create a beautiful patchwork pillowcase. We worked with the wonderful people at Catherine Tough to create a simple guide to creating a patchwork pillowcase of your own.

Learn to make a patchwork cushion cover here.