Vintage Embroidered Linens to Zipper Pouches (repurpose)

When I find a vintage hand-stitched pillow case or tablecloth at the thrift store, it is so hard to pass up; I know it takes hours to accomplish the patterns or designs depicted and for $1 or less, another new item or two can be created. 

Vintage linens to zipper pouches. SugarBeans.org

The pillowcase I found recently had three sets of orange cross-stitched roses. Darling! The case itself was worn in places, but the overall embroidery was immaculate. So for .99, I now have 3 sweet vintage zipper pouches! To add some durability to each pouch, some stabilizer was added to the embroidery piece. 

Vintage pillowcase turned into 3 zipper pouches. SugarBeans.org

I love repurposing vintage linens: frocks, pouches, blankets, bibs, bookmarks, hair bows and so much more!! 

Vintage pillowcase repurposed into a zipper pouch. SugarBeans.org

See the amazing details?!? So colorful and perfect for Spring. These lined vintage pouches would make a thoughtful gift filled with lip balm, nail polish, some chocolates and a gift card. 

There are currently THREE of these cuties in my Shop.

Share a picture of your repurposed creations to my Facebook page or tell me about it here in the comments. What item in your closet are you wanting to repurpose??

xox
Susan