I like using coffee sacks for projects to get that vintage grain sack feel. Since coffee sacks are still in frequent use they are easily found and relatively inexpensive, unlike vintage grain sacks.
However, they are usually quite musty smelling and have a few green coffee beans stuck in the corners. They are also stiff and brightly printed.
Since I wanted to get a vintage look, I washed them in warm water with regular laundry detergent and used liquid fabric softener in the rinse cycle. I put them in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet on low heat. I'll be honest, I was a bit nervous about putting them in the dryer because of the lint factor. I checked them about half way through and cleaned the lint filter, then dried a bit longer. The end result was a softer, nicer smelling and distressed burlap fabric.
I made this pillow for our upcoming fall sale, which will be in Mt. Pleasant, TN on Saturday October 18th. We will have a booth at the Mid-South Barbecue Festival. There's going to be lots of events for adults and children, with lots of BBQ teams and vendor booths to shop. You can get more information on their Face Book page HERE We will be set up 9 to 5. We will also be offering local delivery on our furniture items for a small fee.
For more information on what we will have for sale, you can check our Face Book page HERE over the next week. Mt. Pleasant is a short drive from Columbia (about 15 minutes) and Spring Hill. It's also not too far from Brentwood and Franklin (Pam drives there everyday for work).