One frequent question I get asked are where I get my burlap sofa pillows from.
I’m nearly embarrassed to tell you how ridiculously easy it is to get this instant look with these no sew burlap coffee bean sack sofa pillows. But I will anyway. Non sewers unite!
Collecting burlap coffee bean sacks are the key. Check with a local coffee roaster in your home town because they are the ones that receive the bags in bulk.
I found mine from The Back Porch in Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada. They are indeed a local coffee roaster kinda place I blogged about a few times. But they don’t always have them in. But when they do, I stock up!
I use these things for so many things, such as my faux coffee bean sack window valances HERE.
Anyway, here we go with this deeeeep involved tutorial. Ready?
1. Insert pre sewn coffee bean bag over existing premade pillow found at a thrift store.
2. Flop over the top.
3. And you’re done.
Are you as tired as I am?!
The pillows are so easy to change out, that I frequently give my sofa a new look.
I even made a pillow case for the old trunk ottoman. This case was wrapped around a pillow with ties hand sewn onto the ends with heavy twine.
I also do the same thing to the pallet wood outdoor chair…
and the pallet sofa. Even the bottoms are just loosely wrapped in place.
Same deal with a $1.50 sand bag pillow. You may find them at your local hardware store.
This one was painted with acrylic craft paint in about 10 minutes.
Do they wash?
I don’t know. The only time I’ve washed burlap, it came out like an Abraham Lincoln wig. It didn’t work out. So I never have again. I just beat them or wipe them clean.
Are they itchy?
Yup! If it’s shorts weather, I’ll throw a sheet on the outdoor pallet sofas first before sitting down. But we only get 1 month of summer in BC Canada anyway.
Why do this then?
Because I like the look.
Seriously, if I could find my silly lost sewing machine pedal, I’d probably do more permanent types of cases. As it stands, it’s gone, so my ancient machine that never worked very well sits and continues to turns yellow with time. One day I may spring for a new machine. Any recommendations?
Ah well. Until then…
… us non sewers are ALL quite happy just the way it is!