Grain Sack Pillows

A few weekends ago one of my best friends and I went to Salt Lake City, Utah to The Vintage Whites Market. Oh. My. Goodness.

The Vintage Whites Market

To sum up the trip, I was basically like a kid in a candy store. It was a two story building packed full of amazingness. I almost didn’t think I was going to be able to contain my excitement. Almost.

But then… I saw these grain sacks…

Grain Sack Pillows by The Wood Grain Cottage

One is an actual grain sack, and the other was fabric that I bought by the yard. I’m pretty sure it’s a reproduction of some sort, but that doesn’t change how I feel about it.

I couldn’t wait to make grain sack pillows for the breakfast nook, and I shared a sneak peek on Instagram:

Grain Sack Pillows by The Wood Grain Cottage

Grain Sack Pillows by The Wood Grain Cottage

My love runs deep…

Grain Sack Pillows by The Wood Grain Cottage

They’re exactly what this room had been missing…Grain Sack Pillows by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love everything about them… the red stripes, the texture… they’re just yummy!

Grain Sack Pillows by The Wood Grain Cottage

And now my obsession for all things grain sack has officially begun… I think I might be in trouble…

I did grab a few other things while I was at the market. I picked up some vintage linen napkins, they’re just gorgeous, and some vintage pillow cases for our bedroom with the prettiest lace trim. I’ll be sharing more about those a little later.

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    1. THANK YOU so very much, Pamela! I love how they look… I don’t get tired of looking at this room… love how it’s coming together! 😀

  1. WOW!! I don’t know if i’d been able to contain my excitement either if I went there! And I know i’m going to be dreaming about it tonight when I go to bed! The pillows are beautiful, love love love them!

  2. Gorgeous! I’m in love with old grainsack fabric too! Love them in almost any color-blue being my favorite. Your pillows are perfect!

    1. THANK YOU so much, Kris! I love grain sack fabric too! Blue grain sack is so lovely… one day I might find some! 😀

  3. Love ‘ em!!! That’s one of my fave patterns… you go girl:)
    As always, beautifully done… blessings & <3

  4. The pillows are lovely and look great on your built in, Shayna. I also love the look of grain sacks but have not found any that I can afford yet. I do have a linen tea toweling runner that has a grain sack look and a pillow and chair I painted with a faux grai nsack stripe.

    1. THANK YOU so very much, Elizabeth! I know how you feel, grain sacks can be expensive. I didn’t think these were too bad, so I jumped on them! 😀

  5. Perfection! Don’t you just love grain sack pillows? I made my own too a while ago (no sew—I stuffed pillows in the sacks and made bows for the tops). I need a sewing machine… the things I could do!

    1. THANK YOU so very much, Jenna! I’m so in love with grain sack pillows… or grain sack anything! 😀
      If you get a sewing machine… watch out world! 😀

  6. So lovely!! Well done! 🙂

    Where did you find the fabric? I have been looking for reproduction fabric with no luck.

  7. Shayna,

    Based on the pillows you show in this post, I know you’ll be interested in the $65 Etsy shop giveaway I published on my blog this morning. 🙂

    Thought you might want to know.



  8. Hi Shayna,
    I just found your website and have fallen in love. I would like some advice if you don’t mind. I lost my job last year in the Oil/Gas crisis. I have always love DIY projects, sewing….just making things in general. I would like to open a store, but just don’t know where to start. I live in a small town with a larger town about 18 miles away. I was wondering if you sew a lot of your own things…like the ladders….etc. .I did see your post on the grain sack pillow….love grain sacks…..I love the apron….Do you buy from vendors? Where could I go to buy similar items? Would love some help in you can give me some….I live in North Louisiana….Thanks….

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